Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:46 EST 1800 Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities DUBLIN — The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following no-cost seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 … Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:12 EST Skeen tabbed manager at local CresCom Bank ELIZABETHTOWN – CresCom Bank recently named Kathryn Skeen as branch manager for its Elizabethtown branch. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:13 EST New librarian takes the reins ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Public Library system has a new librarian at the helm. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Egg hunts, other events on tap While the Easter Bunny is busy preparing chocolate eggs and all manner of yummy treats to deliver on Easter Sunday, young folks in Bladen County are preparing their baskets, putting on their Easter best and getting ready to spring into action at the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:15 EST Spring is ideal time for homeowners to submit soil samples RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning in April and until the last of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:46:11 EST White Lake man charged with sex crimes WHITE LAKE — A joint effort between the White Lake Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of a Bladen County man, who was charged with sex crimes against a child. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:16:12 EST Breaking and entering ring busted ELIZABETHTOWN — Sheriff James A. McVicker announced that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break-ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break-ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:11:11 EST Rouzer chairs first subcommittee hearing WASHINGTON – Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, on Wednesday held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:26:11 EST NAACP to hold community meeting tonight BLADENBORO — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will hold a community meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:16:12 EST Hands on Africa to perform Living Last Supper Hands On Africa and Standing Stones Church of Illinois have teamed together to bring to life Leonardo DiVinci's Living Last Supper. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:36:11 EST Bladen jobless rate inches upward RALEIGH — Bladen County saw its unemployment numbers increase slightly in January to 8.5 percent, up 0.7 percent from a reported unemployment rate of 7.8 percent in December. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:31:11 EST Tar Heels claims county title TAR HEEL — For 10 years, Tar Heel Middle School's Battle of the Books team found itself coming up just short of repeating the county title it won i n 2004. But not anymore. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:01:11 EST Council man charged with sex crime COUNCIL — A Bladen County man was arrested Sunday and charged with having sex with a young teenager. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:06:11 EST Schools earn attendance banners ELIZABETHTOWN — At the March Board of Education meeting, the Superintendent presented three schools with the Monthly Student Attendance banner. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:11 EST Extension director speaks to class DUBLIN — While studying various introductory soil science topics such as general soil composition/type, erosion, agriculture, overgrazing, and land use, Shanna Harrelson's West Bladen High School's honors earth/environmental sciences... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:26:11 EST Teachers recognized Bladen County Board of Education members recently recognized four Career and Technical Education teachers who have achieved student proficiency in their respective classes during the Fall 2014 semester. Cedric Mathis (East Bladen High School Carpentry... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:36:11 EST New NCDA&CS restaurant contest to highlight best of North Carolina on local menus RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is launching a new contest for restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients on their menus. The “Dig into Local” Best Menu NC contest is part of an expanding... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:36:11 EST Landowners invited to free shortleaf pine workshop TROY — Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with other natural resources professionals, will be among the presenters at a free two-day workshop on shortleaf pine, hosted by the Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership and... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:16:11 EST Reversing years of decay WHITE OAK — The old gymnasium at the former White Oak School is full of memories, hosting numerous athletic achievements and celebrations over its many years of life. In the years since being shuttered, however, the gymnasium has... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:56:12 EST ECA hold first dinner theater ELIZABETHTOWN — A standing ovation and a full house greeted the performers on Saturday night at Elizabethtown Christian Academy's first Dinner/Variety Show. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:31:11 EST