Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:36:43 EST 1800 Grandma was a fly-killing machine http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/312414/Grandma-was-a-fly-killing-machine My grandmother hated flies, but it wouldn't be fair to leave it at just that. Nowhere near as humorous, either. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Simply let go … or be dragged http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/323652/Simply-let-go--or-be-dragged A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Health fair for veterans coming to Lumberton http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50056021/Health-fair-for-veterans-coming-to-Lumberton LUMBERTON — Veterans in and around Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Course completed http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50023532/Course-completed Contributed photo Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Feeding, harassing alligators is dangerous, illegal http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/50053548/Feeding-harassing-alligators-is-dangerous-illegal RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Ed moves to shed positions http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50047751/Board-of-Ed-moves-to-shed-positions ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education approved both some personnel hires as well as a reduction in force list this week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Eagles getting early accolades on the gridiron http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/308535/Eagles-getting-early-accolades-on-the-gridiron ELIZABETHTOWN — The high-school football regular season may still be a month away, but most teams have already been involved with summer workouts and regional seven-on-seven competitions. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime reports http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/342192/Crime-reports ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 55 calls from the public between July 16 and July 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davis earns college scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/341803/Davis-earns-college-scholarship RALEIGH — Local Government Federal Credit Union recently announced that Mallory Davis, a 2014 graduate of West Bladen High, is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Virus is attacking the state’s pigs http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/304395/Virus-is-attacking-the-states-pigs ELIZABEHTOWN — Sow farm owners in Bladen County have been impacted by a pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, as have their counterparts elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/300595/ Lady Eagles tennis tryouts***ELIZABETHTOWN — Tryouts for the East Bladen girls tennis team will begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m.Interested participants must have a current physical. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Welcome to the NEW Bladen Journal website http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-notice_box/329395/Welcome-to-the-NEW-Bladen-Journal-website The Bladen Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.bladenjournal.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights ready for Clash of the Carolinas to open World Series http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-sports/327622/Knights-ready-for-Clash-of-the-Carolinas-to-open-World-Series DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights are just a day away from the Clash of the Carolinas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thompson plays in East-West game http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/324886/Thompson-plays-in-East-West-game GREENSBORO — West Bladen graduate Courtney Thompson logged some minutes on the court for the East All-Stars on Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum in the annual East-West basketball showcase, a game won by the West squad, 82-68. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County honors employees for longevity http://bladenjournal.com/news/photo_gallery/324145/County-honors-employees-for-longevity ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County board of Commissioners honored several employees on Monday night for their years of service to the county. All totaled there was 45 years of knowledge and service that were celebrated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown students receives scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/323518/Elizabethtown-students-receives-scholarship RALEIGH —Local Government Federal Credit Union proudly congratulates Brooke Smith, who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Baxley on staff at White Lake clinic http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/323451/Baxley-on-staff-at-White-Lake-clinic WHITE LAKE — The Southeastern Medical Clinic at White Lake has a new family nurse practitioner. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s deputies discover meth lab http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/323332/Sheriffs-deputies-discover-meth-lab BLADENBORO — While deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office were attempting to locate a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants, they stumbled upon an even bigger take. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks for the memories http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/323307/Thanks-for-the-memories As I sat by the third base dugout at Leinwand park a few weeks back, I was overwhelmed with emotion as I realized that I was watching the last few pitches of my youngest son's illustrious baseball career. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board hears from judge http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top/320898/Board-hears-from-judge ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a closed session on Monday night for a matter of cleint attorney privilidge. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:00 EST