Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:41:37 EST 1800 Knights fall to Fairmont BLADENBORO — Back and forth they went, trading baskets and chances to win in the final minutes of regulation with a trip to regionals on the line on Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:46:12 EST Scout Hut to hold open house Saturday DUBLIN — Fun, food and games. That's what people can expect on Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. when they come out to the open house at the iconic, refurbished Dublin Scout Hut at the end of Fifth Street. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:31:11 EST Knights’ fall in closing minutes BLADENBORO — Fairmont sophomore Julius Caulder stepped up to the free-throw line on Tuesday night with his team nursing a two-point lead and a deafening West Bladen crowd on its feet with less than a minute to play. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:31:12 EST Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy places first ELIZABETHTOWN — The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy's drill team, the John L. Foye Rifles, competed at the North Brunswick High School Tri-Meet on Saturday, Feb. 28. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:46:11 EST Photo gallery: Fairmont vs. West Bladen, 2A sectional championship Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:17:29 EST Bat no match for Batten The winged intruder fluttered and glided among the rafters of the West Bladen gymnasium last Friday as kind of a pre-game show before the second round of the state's Class 2-A East sectional playoff game between the Knights and visiting... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:41:11 EST Lady Eagles toppled ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles met their match defensively on Tuesday, but a fourth quarter filled with grit, heart and determination saw East Bladen storm back from a 15-point deficit and take a one-point lead — only to succumb to a big... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:31:13 EST County hears from Bladen County Schools chief ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard an update on Monday from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor on the school system's operating fund. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:36:11 EST Best bet is on Brett Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that some friends put together a race pool for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1; not that I would ever be interested in anything like... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:01:12 EST School board looks at budget during retreat ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education recently held a planning retreat and one topic of discussion was the the upcoming fiscal-year budget. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:56:14 EST Bladenboro educator pens book on parenting BLADENBORO — Author Reida Roberts announces the nationwide release of her new Christian book, “God's Most Difficult Children: Urgent Bible-Based Child-Rearing Lessons for Parents, Educators and Church Leaders.” Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:46:11 EST Tuesday playoff basketball Sectional finals are on tap Tuesday, and two Bladen County teams will be vying for a crown. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:06:14 EST Enduring all this northern weather has us sick, tired We believe this will strike a chord of harmony for this county's residents, regardless of skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or the shade of blue they prefer in college basketball. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:06:13 EST Lady Eagles thump Goldsboro, 56-26 ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen's Lady Eagles broke open a tight game at halftime with a 22-3 outburst in the third quarter to knock off visiting Goldsboro, 56-26, in the second round of the Class 2-A sectional playoffs on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:36:12 EST Knights’ DREAM Team getting busy DUBLIN — Senior year is hardly a time to coast for a group of seniors at West Bladen High. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:31:11 EST Should we borrow for roads, buildings? “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:26:12 EST School make-ups announced ELIZABETHTOWN – Bladen County Schools has announced its make-up days for closings due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 24. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:31:13 EST Waddell praised for position on redistricting RALEIGH — Good-government advocates are applauding N.C. House Rep. Ken Waddell (D-District 46) for his support of taking partisan politics out of the way voting maps are created in North Carolina. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Boat ramp at Tory Hole is re-opened to the public ELIZABETHTOWN — For those who enjoy fishing or a quiet afternoon of boating on the Cape Fear River, the recent announcement by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission of the reopening of the boat ramp in Tory Hole Park is sure to be met with much... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:11:12 EST The 1491s to perform at UNC-Pembroke PEMBROKE — The 1491s, an American Indian comedy group, will perform at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center as part of the Native American Speakers Series. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:46:11 EST