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Pitts’ prose reaching new lows

Pitts’ prose reaching new lows

Imagine having the guts, the audacity and the Rocky Mountain oysters to call former Gov. Mike Huckabee a moral coward. …

August 28th, 2015 |  

State lawmakersdoing a disserviceto school districts

As we were adding our voice to the growing chorus of those who insist that it is way past time …

August 28th, 2015 |  

A call for a new perspective

I’m a white man who worked well all my life with a highly diverse group of people in law enforcement. …

August 27th, 2015 |  

School district reponds to dating site account

It has been brought to our attention that an account using Bladen County Schools’ email domain has been created on …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Melvin, towncontinue thestaring contest

It’s pretty tough to “beat a dead horse” if the horse continues to kick back, so when Staff Writer Erin …

August 25th, 2015 |  

252nd Artillery reunion planned

Officers of the 252nd Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group Association, NCNG, in Wilmington will hold their 36th annual reunion on Friday, …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Pooch accused of wallet thievery

Pooch accused of wallet thievery

We’ve all heard, maybe even used the unconvincing excuse that “my dog ate my homework.” On Saturday, Vicki Clark of …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Voters shouldget the chanceto make decision

Our bridges are creaking, our highways are pitted and pocked and our schools need new classrooms. Infrastrucutre upgrades are sorely …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Summer Sounds Concert Series applauded

There is little doubt that the concerts being put on by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce are some …

August 19th, 2015 |  

Vote perplexinguntil the geniusof it is revealed

At first blush, last week’s meeting of the Bladen County Historical Society made us scratch our collective heads. A little …

August 18th, 2015 |  

JROTC can be a good choice

JROTC can be a good choice

As I converse with young people at West Bladen High School where I work as an Army JROTC instructor, I …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Review of debate falls short

Your review of the Republican debate aired on Fox was generally right on point. Clearly the debate was high in …

August 14th, 2015 |  

What if all illegals left the U.S.?

What if all illegals left the U.S.?

Iit doesn’t happen often, but I’ve decided to give up my space here — but only for this week. The …

August 14th, 2015 |  

High school footballis a revered timeof year for all of us

The sore muscles and newness of those initial pre-season practices are behind them; the workman-like preparation for the scrimmages are …

August 14th, 2015 |  

It was supposed to be different

It was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies …

August 8th, 2015 |  

BIC effort a worthy one

BIC effort a worthy one

Perhaps you’ve heard the radio commercials, perhaps you’ve heard the rumors from a teacher friend or perhaps you’ve seen it …

August 7th, 2015 |  

State’s newest claimis worthy of someserious debate

Never let it be said that North Carolina backs away from a controversy. During the same week that the state …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Coach extends thanks for community support

It’s been about a week since the West Bladen High School baseball team returned from Guntersville, Alabama, after playing four …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Farmer’s marketdeserves supportof local growers

Anyone who took the time to read Staff Writer Erin Smith’s story on Page 1A of Friday’s Bladen Journal (“Downtown …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Hero on wrong side of history

Hero on wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero? After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

My family has done stuff

My family has done stuff

There are numerous things, especially things of significance, that I can’t take credit for. But my family can. The Vincents, …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Thoughts about the man, Bruce Jenner

I will always remember Bruce Jenner as Bruce Jenner. When I was a younger guy, I watched him on television …

July 29th, 2015 |  

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