Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:26:44 EST 1800 Commissioners approve smoking policy changes ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's smoking policy to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in county buildings, on all county grounds and county... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:34:15 EST Atkinson visits with local school leaders ELIZABETHTOWN — North Carolina State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson paid a visit to Bladen County on Tuesday, during which she dropped in on several schools as well as addressed a CTE Business Partnership Advisory Council luncheon at the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:58:06 EST Two-county chase ends with wreck, arrest WHITE OAK — A Bladen County man was arrested and charged after leading law enforcement officers from three agencies on a high-speed chase through two counties on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:45:07 EST For Better Living: A Closer Look at Caffeine Caffeine‑containing foods and beverages have been a part of the human diet for a long time. Caffeine has been found in tea brewed by the Chinese as far back as 5,000 years ago. In today's society, caffeine is present in lots of products,... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:11 EST Daughters of the Gray set to hold meeting CLARKTON — The United Daughters of the Confederacy has a new chapter located in Clarkton — the Daughters of the Gray — and the group is planning to hold a special charter meeting on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Clarkton... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:05:07 EST BeastFest to be celebrated this weekend BLADENBORO — The Beast of Bladenboro, that sinister vampire beast legend says lurked in the shadows so many years ago, is back — sort of — this Saturday. The annual Bladenboro BeastFest will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. until... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:05 EST United Way teams with Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines ELIZABETHTOWN — The United Way of Bladen County and the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines have partnered together to reach out through the Girl Scout Community Outreach Program. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:58:10 EST Blue Monday Shad Fry gets recognition EAST ARCADIA — For more than 60 years, the community of East Arcadia in southeast Bladen County has been hosting one of the county's longest-running festivities. Earlier this month, the events received perhaps its second-biggest... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:35:08 EST Early registration looms at BCC DUBLIN — Early registration for the Spring 2015 semester at Bladen Community College will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and continue through Friday, Nov. 7. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:12:11 EST Benches gifted Ray Allen, president of Farm Bureau Federation in Bladen County, presented members of Boost The Boro Farmer's Market with two outdoor benches made by the FFA student members of West Bladen High School on behalf of Bladen County Farm Bureau. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:11:12 EST Teen’s family hires private investigator Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:32:05 EST Park improvements get public input ELIZABETHTOWN —The public was given an opportunity on Thursday to see the ambitious plans for improvements at Tory Hole Park when the Elizabethtown Town Council held an information session at the Cape Fear Farmer's Market to collect... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:11:10 EST Following Jesus leads to laying down burdens There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a shallow, muddy river. A beautiful woman in a long white dress is standing there. She can't figure out how to continue her journey without ruining her outfit. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:34:09 EST Rich has sights on U.S. House seat GARLAND — By the time the general election arrives on Nov. 4, Arthur Rich says he will have driven in excess of 35,000 this year and walked at least another 1,000 miles. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:11:04 EST Leinwand’s earns elite award ELIZABETHTOWN — Leinwand's of downtown Elizabethtown recently received the Elite Retailer of the Year Award from Jim's Formal Wear, the largest formal-wear distribution network in the country with nearly 6,000 independent... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:58:14 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office handled 67 calls from the public between Oct. 8 and Oct. 15. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:58:07 EST Williams is sent to prison for up to 125 months ELIZABETHTOWN — An Bladen County woman pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in Bladen County Superior Court Criminal Division on Tuesday. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:31:10 EST Park renaming dilemma ELIZABETHTOWN — The recent renaming of Tory Hole Park by the Elizabethtown Town Council in honor of Carl McCulloch — to Carl S. McCulloch Park at Tory Hole — didn't sit well among members of the Bladen County Historical... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:13:12 EST Historian to discuss Sherman’s March in North Carolina PEMBROKE, – Jacqueline Glass Campbell, associate professor of history at Francis Marion University, will visit UNC-Pembroke on Tuesday, Oct. 28, for a presentation titled “North Carolinians Meet Sherman's... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:26:10 EST Autopsy: No foul play in death of teen BLADENBORO — An investigator with the Bladen County District Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday that the autopsy on Lennon Lee Lacy, the Bladenboro teenager who was found hanging from a swing set on Aug. 29, showed there was no foul... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:58:12 EST