Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:15:29 EST 1800 Saying ‘thanks” isn’t enough http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4471757/Saying-thanks-isnt-enough We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we met veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCC should let markets work http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4169531/FCC-should-let-markets-work In February, Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler declared that the North Carolina General Assembly had no authority to determine telecommunications policy in North Carolina. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Exactly where is the growth? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4154523/Exactly-where-is-the-growth Economists love numbers – some might call it an occupational hazard. Numbers are our window into the workings of the economy. Without numbers, we'd have a difficult time understanding how the economy is changing, both in positive and... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brittney wants you! http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4083359/Brittney-wants-you The Bladen Journal's advertising rep Brittney Woodell wants YOU! And you, and you and … even you! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Writer: More sports coverage needed http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4108469/Writer:-More-sports-coverage-needed I am writing this letter because I have a question: Why are their no pictures or writeups in the paper for the Rec games, whether it be basketball, baseball, soccer or football? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From ash pond, to river, to your bloodstream http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4108409/From-ash-pond-to-river-to-your-bloodstream “When you have finished drinking this bottle of water, fill it with our tap water for liquid refreshment that tastes as good and is just as pure as what was in the bottle.” Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to an emergency responder http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4096357/Letter-to-an-emergency-responder On Friday, April 4, on Hwy. 242 at 2 p.m. coming to Elizabethtown from Bladenboro, an unknown volunteer responce person driving a large white jacked-up pickup truck — possibily an F-250, tried and did “slingshot” around a loaded... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Uneasy process http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4047107/Uneasy-process It's that time of year, when high-school seniors cross their fingers on college applications and/or actually choose the location for the next step of their education. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s time to fix government http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4070316/Its-time-to-fix-government In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congress, and I remember vividly the moment when Mills came... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Basketball tourney a big success http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4056668/Basketball-tourney-a-big-success The Community Healthy Activities Project of Bladen County, Men on a Mission, and Men and Women United for Youth and Families worked together to host a March Madness Basketball Tournament in the community of East Arcadia on March 22. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST College athletes unionizing a bad idea http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4032687/College-athletes-unionizing-a-bad-idea Strike another victory for pampered athletes everywhere, thanks to a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Be proud of the way you talk http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4049349/Be-proud-of-the-way-you-talk You sure do talk funny. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Nation continues to crumble http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4046453/Nation-continues-to-crumble Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST A beautiful Easter experience http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4010269/A-beautiful-Easter-experience An experience Pastor Carl Hefner told when they were living in the northwest came when he attended a major production of a Passion Play with thousands in attendance. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Young writers hungry for advice http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/3998524/Young-writers-hungry-for-advice If you stick with this long enough — and by long enough I mean you will have to read all of this — I will tell you exactly what “naval watching” means.But first … Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Heroin’s hold http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/3956756/Heroins-hold If the South cares to learn a “what not to do” lesson from the North, it will begin formulating a strategy to turn back heroin trafficking before the drug drives ol' Dixie down. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen We Care set to celebrate http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4022108/Bladen-We-Care-set-to-celebrate Bladen We Care is celebrating 25 years of caring and proudly presents their annual fundraiser, “Let's Toast Bladen County for Caring.” Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering a tragic event http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4008841/Remembering-a-tragic-event North Carolina experienced it's most violent and deadly tornado outbreak 30 years ago today — on March 28,1984. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Club gives its heartfelt thanks http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/4008881/Club-gives-its-heartfelt-thanks A great big THANK-YOU to the Bladen Journal for the front-page news coverage (March 18) of our recent barbecue and auction.Also, a special thank-you to Ms. Erin Smith for the nicely written article explaining our fund-raiser. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Pro what kind of life? http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/3999963/Pro-what-kind-of-life In his thought-provoking March 20, Page 8A Fayetteville Observer column, “Who speaks for the voiceless?,” in one paragraph Leonard Pitts addressed an issue we all need to consider. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST