Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:07:35 EST 1800 Folks flock to ‘Shoo Flu’ ELIZABETHTOWN — The glint of needles were flashing Friday when the Bladen County Health Department hosted its fifth annual “Shoo Flu Drive Thru.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:58:05 EST School Uniform Closet begins in Bladen County DUBLIN — One Bladen County resident is trying to help students who are in need of school uniforms. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:07 EST Probation searches net five arrests Two separate probation searches by the North Carolina Probation Office, along with deputies from the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, resulted in five arrests on Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:46:04 EST The tricks to the treats That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:34:11 EST Farmland preservation grants available RALEIGH – County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year's request... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:29:07 EST High schools host volunteer fairs Another successful year for the annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club's High School Volunteer Fairs is in the books, as both East Bladen and West Bladen high schools assisted the club as hosts of the events. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:34:11 EST ‘Roger’s Wish’ collection growing steadily ELIZABETHTOWN — There is still time to get your new and gently used blankets or sleeping bags to the Bladen Journal for the second annual Roger's Wish blanket drive for the needy and homeless — but time is running... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:05 EST Lacewell recognized with governor’s award Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:10 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office answered a total of 64 calls from the public for assistance between Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:08 EST Rotary dictionaries The Elizabethtown Rotary Club prepared dictionaries to be distributed to Bladen County third graders on Wednesday. The dictionaries will be distributed on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Paul Norris labels the dictionaries while... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:46:08 EST White Lake to hold information meetings regarding proposed loop around the lake WHITE LAKE — The town of White Lake is proposing the construction of a loop around White Lake for the benefit and safety of those who jog, walk, ride bicycles, use wheelchairs and folks with baby strollers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:06:09 EST 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