Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:12:36 EST 1800 Tar Heel fire chief loses battle TAR HEEL — Long-time Tar Heel Volunteer Firefighter Gene Martin, who had recently been serving as chief of the department, lost his battle with kidney disease on Saturday while visiting with family in Maryland. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:11:04 EST Pedestrian hit, killed by car ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Tuesday along Twisted Oak Road. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:26:05 EST Working the puzzles of the past It was on Christmas morning 1980 that I discovered a Hungarian professor's maddening invention beneath the holiday tree. It was Erno Rubik's magic puzzle, brought to America: The Rubik's Cube. With a few twists I was hooked, but I... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:34:03 EST Park’s trails getting a makeover ELIZABETHTOWN — Brown's Creek Park along U.S. 701 South in Elizabethtown has been getting some additional trails and a pump track created in time for the spring. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:57:07 EST Teddy bear Christmas ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County law enforcement and the Elizabethtown Fire Department received a special delivery on Monday thanks to the efforts of the Super Clover 4-H Club of Bladen County. The group presented a total of 45 handmade teddy bears... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:11:05 EST Longtime community and church member to be honored Sunday DUBLIN— There will be a celebration of sorts on Sunday at Dublin First Baptist Church to recognize and honor a long-time member for all of her hard work and dedication, not only to the community but to her church as well. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:34:09 EST Bladenboro man charged with crimes against child BLADENBORO — A 39-year-old Bladen County man has been arrested and will spend the holidays facing several sexual assault-related charges. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:46:12 EST Eastpointe earns two awards Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:10:06 EST Stuffed animals to assist local officers Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:58:02 EST Keller offers family special reminders WHITE LAKE — With all of the hustle and hurrying, mixed with large doses of chaos that had become a standard in our family over the past several months, we almost missed Keller's special Christmas gift to us this year. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:07 EST Mission team in Muldova Greetings from Moldova my Brothers and Sisters. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:05 EST Christmas holiday closings announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Christmas holiday.Those include: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:08:02 EST Special hats bring spirit of Christmas TAR HEEL — The students and staff at Plain View Primary School were treated to a special Christmas present on Wednesday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:02:02 EST Struggling with rural health care In health care, rural America is the sickly, neglected stepchild: More hypertension, more diabetes, more suicides, more serious accidents that are more often fatal, more uninsured patients, more people on Medicare, and fewer physicians. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:53:02 EST Good things happening in Bladen schools ELIZABETHTOWN – In our first article of this series we introduced you to some of the good things happening at Bladen Lakes Primary, Bladenboro Middle, and Elizabethtown Primary. We also briefly talked about the importance of having good schools... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:28:08 EST Winning partnership Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:28:05 EST Remembrance Rescue Project visits E’town ELIZABETHTOWN — A traveling memorial to the firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC is now proudly on display at the Elizabethtown Fire Department. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:26:03 EST Cadets tour famous battleship WILMINGTON — On Thursday, Dec. 11, the East Bladen High School “Eagle Battalion” made a trip to the USS North Carolina Battleship on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:23:08 EST Elf Angels bring joy to local families ELIZABETHTOWN — 'Tis the season to do good things for others and to pay it forward en masse. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:06 EST Peace begins at home In December 2001, the Jews of Afghanistan celebrated their first Hanukah free of the Taliban in almost a decade. It was a small celebration, for there were only two Jews left in the entire country — only two — and each one celebrated the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:34:03 EST