Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 05:15:24 EST 1800 Unconditional love not unconditional surrender Even if one makes only a cursory reading of the Old Testament, that reading is sure to uncover the fact that ancient peoples were fond of building memorials. In the oldest of times, these places were called “gilgals.” A... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:36:13 EST Water Fest at a crossroads The 2015 version of the annual White Lake Water Festival has been in the books now for nearly a week, and its organizers — and here I am referring primarily to the face of the event, which is Dawn Maynard — should be pretty proud of what... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:01:12 EST A time to honor fallen soldiers and their family Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:01:12 EST Three Knights sign to play college baseball DUBLIN — A trio of senior teammates sat together at a table covered with a tablecloth in West Bladen blue and signed their letters of intent to play college baseball in the fall. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:17 EST East Arcadia students visit biology lab at BCC DUBLIN – Eighth-grade students from East Arcadia School participated in a biology lab field trip to Bladen Community College on Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:36:11 EST The Phantom Menace of the race track It occurred to me after I watched the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 that I have spent precious little time this season talking about the “all-stars” of our sport. Instead, I have stayed true to form and gone off on a series of odd... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:11 EST BCC remembers Williams at tree dedication DUBLIN – Bladen Community College remembered Essic McCauley Williams Jr. on Thursday, May 14, with the planting and dedication of a dogwood tree near the Essic Williams Administrative Building. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:11 EST Rouzer proposes dismantling the Education Dept. WASHINGTON, D.C. — If U.S. Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) has his way, the federal Department of Educatyion will soon be a thing of the past. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:11:11 EST Commissioners, School Board to hold joint meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners and the Bladen County Board of Education will have a special joint meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:56:11 EST Memorial Day closings announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Memorial Day holiday.Those include: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:51:12 EST Cummings tabbed as UNCP chancellor CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:12 EST Keynote speaker Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker spoke about the importance of trust during the 23rd annual memorial service held by the Robeson County Executive Law Enforcement Officers Association honoring fallen law enforcement officers on... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:01:14 EST BCC to offer free seminars in June DUBLIN — During the month of June, the Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering the following seminars to the public. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:51:12 EST West Bladen falls to Croatan, 9-4 NEWPORT — The Croatan Cougars completed a sweep of Bladen County baseball teams on Tuesday when they handed visiting West Bladen a 9-4 loss in the third round of the state's Class 2-A East playoffs. Croatan defeated East Bladen 10-2 in the... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:41:14 EST Grid camp DUBLIN — West Bladen High football coach Russell Dove recently announced that the Knights would host the second annual Richard Howell Youth Football Camp. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:11:12 EST Knights fall to Croatan, 9-4 NEWPORT — The West Bladen Knights' baseball season came to an end on Tuesday when they suffered a 9-4 loss in the third round of the state's Class 2-A East playoffs to Croatan. Wed, 20 May 2015 08:26:11 EST Jenna Wilkins a state pageant finalist BLADENBORO — Jenna Grace Wilkins has been selected as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant in the 7- to 9-year-old division. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:56:12 EST Victoria Wilkins a state pageant finalist BLADENBORO —Victoria L. Wilkins has been selected as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant in the 13- to 15-year-old division. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:26:11 EST County hears health department accreditation status ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners were briefed by Health and Human Services Agency Director Cris Harrelson regarding the Bladen County Health Department on Monday. Tue, 19 May 2015 15:16:12 EST Johnston selected to serve as state president of NCATA CLARKTON — William Johnston has plenty to be excited about. He was just recently elected as state president of the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants, as well as having the distinction of being the first male to ever hold the... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:16:12 EST