Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:23:11 EST 1800 Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to 50 calls from the public between July 23 and July 30. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Softball champions Contributed photo Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Drug testing for Work First recipients gets put in limbo RALEIGH — A new North Carolina requiring drug testing for welfare recipients has seen implementation delayed until July 1, 2015, thanks to a vote in the N.C. House last week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve application for rock arch fish way ELIZABETHTOWN — In a brief, special-called meeting, the Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an application for funding from the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund for engineering, design and environmental... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McDuffie tabbed officer of regional board WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia convened in Wrightsville Beach this week to kick off the 2014 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladenboro board approves changes to community building plans BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Council addressed changes to the town's new community building, which is currently under construction, during a special-called meeting on Monday. The board approved several changes to the plans, but the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State Fair tickets on sale now RALEIGH – North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets are now on sale at Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Night turtle walk set for Aug. 7 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Visitors will walk alongside turtle experts from the Wrightsville Beach Turtle Project and staff of the N.C. Coastal Federation for a nighttime beach stroll on Thursday, Aug. 7. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Families First wins grant WHITEVILLE — Families First, Inc. announced recently that it has received a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help with the presentation of the SAFE Dates program. This program is an... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hancock wins on Coastal Junior Golf Tour HAMPSTEAD — An impromptu practice round on Sunday helped Cade Hancock earn a weather-shortened win on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour on Monday at Old Pointe Golf & Country Club. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen drops heartbreaker to Arkansas, 3-2 CHIPLEY, Fla. — Missed opportunities left the North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors champions from West Bladen with plenty to think about on their 621-mile ride home to Bladen County this week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dollars and sense It's pretty easy to understand why folks — parents of school-age children especially — might be upset with the Republican- run General Assembly this week. After all, most by now would be looking forward to and planning their paths... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Banquet to feature scholarship recipients Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thunderstorm alert The National Weather Service in Wilmington, at 4:25, announced that a severe thunderstorm waning was in effect for Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties until 5:25 p.m.Heavy rain and wind were expected.Be prepared to take shelter. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Share your harvest with God I am in the giving and helping business, and I am a member of I Am Inc. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen’s run ends in World Series CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights took a heartbreaking loss today in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, ending their run in the double-elimination tournament. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DeVane earns Duke nursing award DURHAM — Jacqueline DeVane, a licensed practical nurse from Sutton Station Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Friends of Nursing LPN Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Applications ready for Peanut Fest events DUBLIN — Falling colorful leaves, crisp air and the smell of wood smoke from area fireplaces that means its autumn isn't far off — which means it will soon be time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Power deal may be looming soon RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in parts of Bladen County and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemmons boy wins lifetime license ALBEMARLE — With a year of fishing experience under his belt, 8-year-old Tyler Bristol of Clemmons reeled in the catch of a lifetime — a lifetime sportsman license courtesy of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Neuse Sport Shop of... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST