Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:46:44 EST 1800 Early voting opens Thursday ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials with the Bladen County Board of Elections are gearing up for the second wave of voting to begin for the May 6 primary. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘I couldn’t believe it happened again’ RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST For Better Living: Soft-Corn Tortillas In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize. The corn tortilla, with many variants, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Harmony Hall reunion on tap for Saturday WHITE OAK — Y'all are invited to an old-timey reunion “like they used to have” at Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday between 9 a.m. and lasting all day. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tell us your Mustang story The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday, and the Bladen Journal would like to hear your stories about a Mustang you've owned, a Mustang you've refurbish, a Mustang you still have or any Mustang story you'd like to share. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Taco Bell to begin construction in May ELIZABETHTOWN —For those in the area salivating over the impending arrival of Taco Bell to the downtown Elizabethtown area, plans have moved to the front of the grill and the Mexican fast-food chain could be delivered soon. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Whiteville farmer pleads guilty to mail fraud WHITEVILLE — John Paul Smith, a farmer and grain broker who once operated grain elevators in Clarkton and Whiteville, was sentenced in federal court Thursday after entering a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Middle School students named to honor rolls Elizabethtown Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor students.Fifth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fixing our schools: E’town Primary, Clarkton School of Discovery ELIZABETHTOWN — You can often find them in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, in the bottom of your purse, under the couch cushions. Pennies can be found everywhere. Tossed aside with little value. But to a school system, they are valuable. And... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Foster care system works to reunite families ELIZABETHTOWN — The foster care system sees many children walk through its doors because of numerous circumstances. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Primary School announces honor students ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Relay for Life Survivor Gala a success Contributed photos Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a total of 45 calls from victims of alleged crimes between April 9 and April 16. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dublin First Baptist Church prepares to open second campus at White Lake Sunday WHITE LAKE — There is an air of anticipation at White Lake for this weekend as a new church campus is about to open its doors and welcome folks into a worshipful experience on the shores of the crystal lake Sunday at 8:32 a.m. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Retired School Personnel hears from charter school ELIZABETHTOWN — The regular meeting of the Bladen County Retired School Personnel was held on March 31 at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy's Commandant of Cadets Carl Lloyd was the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST No arrest yet in fatal shooting BLADENBORO —A fatal shooting outside the Ash Street apartments in Bladenboro early Monday morning remains under investigation by the Bladenboro Police Department. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jail-A-Thon deemed a success ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Education Foundation is declaring the annual Jail-A-Thon a huge success.“This was one of our biggest ever,” said David Wall, one of the organizers of the event. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen sees dip in unemployment RALEIGH — The state has released its unemployment figures for the month of February and Bladen County's rate dipped by 0.5 percent to 10 percent, ranking it 93rd in overall unemployment data. That is down from one year ago when the county... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST B’boro board requests speed limit change BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Board approved a resolution this week asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation to change the speed limit on N.C. Hwy. 242 within the town's limits from 45 mph to 35 mph. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST