Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:33:00 EST 1800 In the eye of the beholder The French masterpiece was expected to be sold for $35 million. But by the time the bidding was over … the masterpiece had nearly doubled in price to a whopping $65 million! The auction took place this past November at Christie's auction... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:56:12 EST Purdie’s threes highlight Knights’ win DUBLIN — Rahu Purdie drained six three-pointers, the Knights buried 13 of 18 free throws and the West Bladen bench provided some key minutes on Saturday en route to a 59-52 win over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill in a Four County Conference... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:11:11 EST Pait’s buzzer-beater nips WRH, 42-41 DUBLIN — West Bladen coach Pam Stephens knew Wallace-Rose Hill would be dangerous. She also knew her Lady Knights couldn't afford any let-downs. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:46:11 EST Hawes knows the local heads well ELIZABETHTOWN —For 50 years, Dennis Hawes' scissors have clacked around the heads of countless patrons at Bridgers Barber Shop in downtown Elizabethtown. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:01:11 EST Lady Eagles, Lady Knights win DUNN — East Bladen's Lacey Suggs fell a basket short from beating Midway all by herself on Friday. Instead, her 32 points led the Lady Eagles to a 62-33 win over the Lady Raiders in Four County Conference action. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:51:11 EST Knights, Eagles earn wins ROSE HILL — The Knights of West Bladen won every quarter Friday against Union, including a huge third quarter, to run away with a 69-36 Four County Conference win. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:26:11 EST Judges reverse Sledge’s murder convictions WHITEVILLE — Nearly four decades in state prison has come to an end for Joseph Sledge. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:31:11 EST High-school report cards delayed ELIZABETHTOWN — Report cards are scheduled to go home with all students on Monday, Jan. 26, however there will be a delay in high school report cards. This is due to a delay in scoring from the NC DPI. The NC DPI must finalize all grades before... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:16:12 EST Investigators make drug arrest in Bladenboro BLADENBORO — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office teamed up with North Carolina Probation on a search at a residence on Holly Britt Court in Bladenboro after receiving numerous complaints about drug activity. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:21:11 EST Good things happening in the schools ELIZABETHTOWN – As we come to the last two feature articles in our five-part series and prepare for the rollout of state assessment results, our hope is that we've stimulated discussions about the good things happening in our schools. In... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:12 EST Davis: Rotary assisting with Ebola fight ELIZABETHTOWN — Mike Davis, a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, gave an update at the club's weekly meeting on the Ebola outbreak and Rotary's involvement. To date there have been 8,500 deaths due to Ebola. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:56:11 EST Money … what it’s really good for There is a single word that has overtaken contemporary US society, one concept that defines life in 21st century America: Security. Before you complete your online purchase, please establish a “secure” connection. Buy this alarm system or... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:36:12 EST Sharpton’s Oscar rant is oozing with racism We must wonder, since we are still in Martin Luther King Jr. week, what the slain civil rights leader would think of the likes of the Rev. Al Sharpton. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:06:14 EST NC Aquaculture Development Conference planned RALEIGH – The 2015 N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference will be held in New Bern, Feb. 25-28. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:51:12 EST (No heading) Rotary's 8K Trail Run and Walk set to benefit Wounded Warriors Project*** Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:11 EST BCC Trustees to meet Friday, January 23 The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Learning Enhancement Center (Building 8). Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:51:11 EST Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm “Fired with enthusiasm.” Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:41:11 EST Basketball camp scholarship applications available BURGAW — Four County EMC is again offering basketball camp scholarships for rising sixth- through eighth-grade students. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:01:11 EST Knights claim win over East Bladen ELIZABETHTOWN — The visiting Knights of West Bladen got all it could handle from the Eagles of East Bladen in a Four County Conference tilt on Wednesday. But in the end, the Knights had too much and took a hard-fought 57-47 win. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56:11 EST Lady Eagles rout West Bladen ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles and Lady Knights played a ragged first half Wednesday, but East Bladen's ragged was a lot better than West Bladen's. The Lady Knights went the final 24-plus minutes of the game without scoring and lost... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:31:11 EST