Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST 1800 Police chief announces retirement http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152606806/Police-chief-announces-retirement ELIZABETHTOWN — A longtime Elizabethtown civil service employee announced his retirement at the town's annual budget retreat on Thursday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:13 EST Proposed Senate bill could mean more dollars for Bladen http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152598838/Proposed-Senate-bill-could-mean-more-dollars-for-Bladen RALEIGH — A proposed N.C. Senate bill called the Sales Tax Fairness Act was introduced last week and could potentially create a significant impact for Bladen County, should the bill become law. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:11 EST Ketterer accepted to dance camp in NYC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152597735/Ketterer-accepted-to-dance-camp-in-NYC WHITE LAKE — Marley Ketterer, a sophmore at East Bladen High School, was recently accepted to attend a two-week camp at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:11 EST Walgreens celebrates http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152597584/Walgreens-celebrates The management and staff of the new Walgreens on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown celebrated with members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials and the public on Thursday afternoon during a... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:01:12 EST More than a change in scenery http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152515579/More-than-a-change-in-scenery “Repent” is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:36:11 EST Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152582479/Small-Business-Center-seminars-to-highlight-business-opportunities DUBLIN — The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following no-cost seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 … Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:12 EST Skeen tabbed manager at local CresCom Bank http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152582711/Skeen-tabbed-manager-at-local-CresCom-Bank ELIZABETHTOWN – CresCom Bank recently named Kathryn Skeen as branch manager for its Elizabethtown branch. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:13 EST New librarian takes the reins http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152555336/New-librarian-takes-the-reins ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Public Library system has a new librarian at the helm. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Egg hunts, other events on tap http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152529986/Egg-hunts-other-events-on-tap While the Easter Bunny is busy preparing chocolate eggs and all manner of yummy treats to deliver on Easter Sunday, young folks in Bladen County are preparing their baskets, putting on their Easter best and getting ready to spring into action at the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:15 EST Spring is ideal time for homeowners to submit soil samples http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_agricultural/152552707/Spring-is-ideal-time-for-homeowners-to-submit-soil-samples RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning in April and until the last of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:46:11 EST White Lake man charged with sex crimes http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152562142/White-Lake-man-charged-with-sex-crimes WHITE LAKE — A joint effort between the White Lake Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of a Bladen County man, who was charged with sex crimes against a child. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:16:12 EST Breaking and entering ring busted http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter/152561608/Breaking-and-entering-ring-busted ELIZABETHTOWN — Sheriff James A. McVicker announced that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break-ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break-ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:11:11 EST Rouzer chairs first subcommittee hearing http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/152555857/Rouzer-chairs-first-subcommittee-hearing WASHINGTON – Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, on Wednesday held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:26:11 EST NAACP to hold community meeting tonight http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152553089/NAACP-to-hold-community-meeting-tonight BLADENBORO — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will hold a community meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:16:12 EST Hands on Africa to perform Living Last Supper http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152534454/Hands-on-Africa-to-perform-Living-Last-Supper Hands On Africa and Standing Stones Church of Illinois have teamed together to bring to life Leonardo DiVinci's Living Last Supper. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:36:11 EST Bladen jobless rate inches upward http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152528362/Bladen-jobless-rate-inches-upward RALEIGH — Bladen County saw its unemployment numbers increase slightly in January to 8.5 percent, up 0.7 percent from a reported unemployment rate of 7.8 percent in December. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:31:11 EST Tar Heels claims county title http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news_education/152510946/Tar-Heels-claims-county-title TAR HEEL — For 10 years, Tar Heel Middle School's Battle of the Books team found itself coming up just short of repeating the county title it won i n 2004. But not anymore. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:01:11 EST Council man charged with sex crime http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter/152512674/Council-man-charged-with-sex-crime COUNCIL — A Bladen County man was arrested Sunday and charged with having sex with a young teenager. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:06:11 EST Schools earn attendance banners http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152510413/Schools-earn-attendance-banners ELIZABETHTOWN — At the March Board of Education meeting, the Superintendent presented three schools with the Monthly Student Attendance banner. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:11 EST Extension director speaks to class http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152510136/Extension-director-speaks-to-class DUBLIN — While studying various introductory soil science topics such as general soil composition/type, erosion, agriculture, overgrazing, and land use, Shanna Harrelson's West Bladen High School's honors earth/environmental sciences... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:26:11 EST