NEWS


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Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.Named M...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Christmas parade accepting entries

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Christmas Parade is now accepting entries. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. To participate, or fo...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Free business seminars offered at Bladen Community College

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering several no-cost seminars during the month of October.Faith-based orga...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Bladen Democratic Party to host candidate rally Tuesday

Bladen Democratic Party to host candidate rally Tuesday

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Democratic Party will be hosting a number of local and state Democratic candidates for a rally on Tuesday at D...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Pair of fundraisers to benefit Southeast Carolina Crossroads

A ministry only 18 months old — what some might consider still in the “learning to walk” stage — has taken off running.Southea...

September 26th, 2016 |  


LUMBERTON — A balance of sufficient rain and sunshine this summer have created conditions for what could be a bumper corn crop as well as good y...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Ethan Hines’ huge night, defense lifts Eagles over Midway

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ethan Hines turned in a huge night for East Bladen to knock off visiting Midway in the Four County Conference opener Friday, 42-...

September 24th, 2016 |  


West Bladen topples East Bladen in volleyball

DUBLIN –The Lady Eagles of East Bladen came to town and quickly set the Lady Knights of West Bladen on their heels in the opening game of Thursd...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Lizard adds to Formula One’s track menagerie

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Formula One acquired an exotic addition to its list of wildlife hazards on Saturday after a large monitor lizard wandered onto t...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Banged-up Knights to face undefeated Union on Friday

Banged-up Knights to face undefeated Union on Friday

DUBLIN — As if having an undefeated Union High team coming to The Castle on Friday to open the Four County Conference schedule isn’t enoug...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Tuesday roundup: Eagles win soccer shootout to knock off Pender; Lady Eagles ace West in tennis; Lady Knights fall in volleyball

BURGAW –East Bladen, facing almost certain loss in its Four County Conference soccer match at Pender County on Tuesday, scored a goal in the las...

September 21st, 2016 |  


LIFE


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FOR BETTER LIVING
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Davis, Walker to wed in December
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FOR BETTER LIVING
McKoy celebrates 90 years

McKoy celebrates 90 years

LUMBERTON — Leatrice McKoy of Elizabethtown celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 27, 2016, with family and friends at Fuller’s Old-Fashion...

September 15th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Do your children or grandchildren come home after school hungry and ready to eat anything in sight? Rather than let them fill up on chips and cookies,...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Dementia workshop to be held in Pembroke

PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments will be hosting a Dementia Capable North Carolina Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13.The workshop ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Bladen County Health Department inspects 29 food sites in August

Bladen County Health Department inspects 29 food sites in August

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 29 inspections of food-related sites during the month of August.Followi...

September 6th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Picky eating is very common among children. It usually means that they want to make some choices on their own. There is nothing wrong with picky eater...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

Sodium is a part of everyone’s diet, but how much is too much? Under ideal conditions, the minimum sodium requirement is about 1,500 milligrams ...

August 26th, 2016 |  


OPINION


11:49 am |    
Rioters don’t get a veto

County getskudos for EMSpay increase

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners saved the best for last on Monday, returning from a closed session and unanimously voting to give its EMS par...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Revolutionary War ancestors are all around

In reading the Tuesday, Sept. 13, issue of the Bladen Journal, I was very impressed to read of Mr. Leslie Johnson tracing his lineage to an American R...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Clinton really only cares about herself

Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) was diagnosed with a contagious version of bacterial pneumonia.HRC’s diagnosis of contagious bacterial pneumonia pu...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Why, of all things, a snowflake?

I was sitting at a corner restaurant the other day looking out at the rush of traffic as the people went about their way. Some of them were coming, so...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Who wanted higher sales taxes?

Who wanted higher sales taxes?

North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on “working p...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Cowards aregiving clownsa bad name

Pranks aren’t relegated to just April Fool’s Day. They have been a part of the teenage (and beyond) culture around the world for decades &...

September 20th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Brainstorming session in Elizabethtown gets changed

Brainstorming session in Elizabethtown gets changed

ELIZABETHTOWN — Because of a scheduling conflict at the venue, the brainstorming session originally scheduled for Cape Fear Vineyard & Winer...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


The Fayetteville Observer sold to GateHouse

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Publishing Co. has sold The Fayetteville Observer and other businesses to GateHouse Media LLC, the newspaper announc...

July 29th, 2016 |  


McDuffie now president of North Carolina Pest Management Association

McDuffie now president of North Carolina Pest Management Association

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Hundreds of pest management professionals from across the Southeast convened in Wrightsville Beach recently for the 2016 Ca...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Changing signs

Changing signs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Danaher Company on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown recently officially had its sign changed to show the company’s n...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Hester earns his enrolled agent license

BLADENBORO — James Ronald Hester recently successfully completed the special enrollment exam governed by the Internal Revenue Service and passed...

May 28th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA