Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Tue, 2 Sep 2014 03:43:35 EST 1800 Southeastern bypassed for weatherization bid http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50447313/Southeastern-bypassed-for-weatherization-bid LUMBERTON — A $1.7 million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:11:10 EST Downtown awning issue to come before board http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50460892/Downtown-awning-issue-to-come-before-board ELIZABETHTOWN — Councilmen with the Elizabethtown Town Council will meet Tuesday and deal with a relatively light agenda — except for one potentially contentious item. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:50:08 EST Thorough investigation is necessary http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50477061/Thorough-investigation-is-necessary Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:11:07 EST Service to offer new price reports for local products http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50459401/Service-to-offer-new-price-reports-for-local-products RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services' State and Federal Market News Service is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:24:04 EST Count your blessing every day http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50448837/Count-your-blessing-every-day The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:28:06 EST Clark, Merritt http://bladenjournal.com/news/engagements/50433906/Clark-Merritt Donna Clark of Garland and Brandon Merritt of Harrells announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:18 EST Cross, Melvin http://bladenjournal.com/news/engagements/50475758/Cross-Melvin Mr. and Mrs. Powell Jennings Cross of Elizabethtown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Caitlin Alyssa to Charles Dustin Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daniel Melvin of White Oak. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 EST Bladenboro gearing up for Fun Day on Saturday http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50459290/Bladenboro-gearing-up-for-Fun-Day-on-Saturday BLADENBORO — Folks looking for something to kick off the fall festival season need look no further than Bladenboro as they prepare for the 22nd annual Bladenboro Fun Day on Saturday. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:58:07 EST Giving back to the community http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50459895/Giving-back-to-the-community ELIZABETHTOWN — A local man has made it his mission and ministry to give back to the community that gave so much to him and his family when he was growing up. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:26:06 EST Have you ever been photobombed? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50461752/Have-you-ever-been-photobombed Have you ever thought about bombs? Up until a few weeks ago, I'd not really given much thought about them. But one day recently that all changed and I began researching different types of bombs. In my research I learned that there are pipe... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:06 EST Workshop series for farmers offered http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/50462195/Workshop-series-for-farmers-offered The upcoming series “Small Farm Profitability” is being offered by N.C. REAL and their community partners at the Small Business Centers and Cooperative Extensions in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:27:05 EST Knowing the weather behooves boaters http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50459586/Knowing-the-weather-behooves-boaters ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:01:20 EST Collegiate bass fishing championship to air Sept. 3 http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50433743/Collegiate-bass-fishing-championship-to-air-Sept.-3 FLORENCE, Ala. — Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday, Sept. 3, when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship airs... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:54:06 EST Fake punt sparks Eagles to win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50462503/Fake-punt-sparks-Eagles-to-win WHITEVILLE — A fake punt at a key juncture of the game, along with the stellar rushing of Farrell Murchison helped lead East Bladen to a 28-19 non-conference win over a pesky White team on Friday. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:16:06 EST Mourning Knights wallop West Columbus http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50462471/Mourning-Knights-wallop-West-Columbus DUBLIN — The West Bladen High football family was rocked Friday by the news that one of their varsity players had been found dead earlier in the day, and the team was given a choice to play the game against West Columbus or postpone... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:36:05 EST BCC Writers Series to kick off with Barbara Presnell http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/50460227/BCC-Writers-Series-to-kick-off-with-Barbara-Presnell DUBLIN — Bladen Community College's Writers Series will present award-winning North Carolina author and lecturer Barbara Presnell in a program on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the College Library. This is the first of two Writers Series... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:09 EST Eagles’ offense erupts for 5-0 win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50459240/Eagles-offense-erupts-for-5-0-win ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen got into the “W” column for the first time in the early soccer season with a 5-0 whitewashing of visiting West Columbus on Thursday.The win moved the Eagles' record to 1-1-3. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:16:07 EST (No heading) http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50415612/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:34:07 EST Chase ends with arrest http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/50452104/Chase-ends-with-arrest ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man went from the frying pan into the fire on Thursday when he left the Bladen County Courthouse and proceeded to lead lawmen on a chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:08 EST Eagles ready for Whiteville challenge http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50432989/Eagles-ready-for-Whiteville-challenge ELIZABETHTOWN — A week after hanging 50 points on a good Fairmont team, but giving up 30 points to the Golden Tornadoes' spread offense, East Bladen head coach Robby Priest hopes his defense tightens up Friday when the Eagles travel to... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:44:08 EST