Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:51:19 EST 1800 Families First wins grant WHITEVILLE — Families First, Inc. announced recently that it has received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help with the presentation of the SAFE Dates program. This program is an... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hancock wins on Coastal Junior Golf Tour HAMPSTEAD — An impromptu practice round on Sunday helped Cade Hancock earn a weather-shortened win on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour on Monday at Old Pointe Golf & Country Club. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen drops heartbreaker to Arkansas, 3-2 CHIPLEY, Fla. — Missed opportunities left the North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors champions from West Bladen with plenty to think about on their 621-mile ride home to Bladen County this week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McDuffie tabbed VP of regional board WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia convened in Wrightsville Beach this week to kick off the 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dollars and sense It's pretty easy to understand why folks — parents of school-age children especially — might be upset with the Republican- run General Assembly this week. After all, most by now would be looking forward to and planning their paths... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Banquet to feature scholarship recipients Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thunderstorm alert The National Weather Service in Wilmington, at 4:25, announced that a severe thunderstorm waning was in effect for Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties until 5:25 p.m.Heavy rain and wind were expected.Be prepared to take shelter. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Share your harvest with God I am in the giving and helping business, and I am a member of I Am Inc. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen’s run ends in World Series CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights took a heartbreaking loss today in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, ending their run in the double-elimination tournament. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DeVane earns Duke nursing award DURHAM — Jacqueline DeVane, a licensed practical nurse from Sutton Station Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Friends of Nursing LPN Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Applications ready for Peanut Fest events DUBLIN — Falling colorful leaves, crisp air and the smell of wood smoke from area fireplaces that means its autumn isn't far off — which means it will soon be time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Power deal may be looming soon RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in parts of Bladen County and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemmons boy wins lifetime license ALBEMARLE — With a year of fishing experience under his belt, 8-year-old Tyler Bristol of Clemmons reeled in the catch of a lifetime — a lifetime sportsman license courtesy of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Neuse Sport Shop of... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rich joins march on Washington Arthur Rich, a Republican candidate for North Carolina's 1st Distric Congressional seat, on Friday joined Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal in his march to Washington, D,C,. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnson smacks third home run in Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. — Saquan Johnson is heating up in the Class A short-season Northwest League and belted his third home run of the season on Thursday.For the week, Johnson was 6-for-25 and drove in four runs. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen pounds Georgia for first win CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights won their first Dixie Pre-Majors World Series game in two years on Sunday and eliminated the Georgia champions from the tournament in just three innings, 15-0. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents get re-elected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST So many transplanted voters now So many new voters, where did they come from?“Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.” Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) West Bladen tennis tryouts***DUBLIN — Pre-season workouts for the upcoming West Bladen tennis season will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at West Bladen tennis courts from 8 to 10 a.m. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights fall in Dixie Pre-Majors World Series The West Bladen Knights saw their foray in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series come to an abrupt end on Saturday. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST