Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Sun, 1 Feb 2015 16:17:17 EST 1800 What a school letter grade should mean to parents http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151591828/What-a-school-letter-grade-should-mean-to-parents ELIZABETHTOWN – School districts across the state are grappling with less than stellar ratings initiated by the N.C. General Assembly known as the School Performance Grades. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:16:12 EST New program looking for a host church http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151593680/New-program-looking-for-a-host-church ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department, in conjunction with Bladen County Cooperative Extension, is looking for a church to host nine-week sessions for a “Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More”... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:01:12 EST N.C. boaters beware of ethanol fuel http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151566499/N.C.-boaters-beware-of-ethanol-fuel RALEIGH – The Altoona, Pa., based convenience store chain Sheetz announced on Jan. 21 that it would offer E15 fuel – gas containing up to 15 percent ethanol – at 60 of their North Carolina locations beginning in early 2015. Boat... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:01:11 EST Lady Eagles crush Pender County http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151606235/Lady-Eagles-crush-Pender-County ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen's Lady Eagles quickly set the tone Friday night with a stifling defense and potent scoring attack to hand visiting Pender County a 69-23 Four County Conference loss. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:41:12 EST Knights hold off Heidi Trask http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151606124/Knights-hold-off-Heidi-Trask DUBLIN — The Knights of West Bladen, after an 0-3 conference start, completed a climb into first place on Friday with a 64-58 win over Heidi Trask, The Knights' seventh straight conference victory. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:26:11 EST Lady Knights nipped http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151605908/Lady-Knights-nipped DUBLIN — Heidi Trask avenged a one-point conference loss in overtime in the first meeting with West Bladen by knocking off the Lady Knights on Friday, 38-37. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:56:11 EST Pender’s late run sinks Eagles http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151605800/Penders-late-run-sinks-Eagles ELIZABETHTOWN — Boxing out and rebounding, a challenge for East Bladen all season, bit the Eagles again Friday in a 51-48 Four County Conference loss to visiting Pender County. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:31:11 EST Food Business Conference slated for Feb. 24 in Burlington http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151587370/Food-Business-Conference-slated-for-Feb.-24-in-Burlington RALEIGH – Registration is open for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' fourth annual Food Business Conference, scheduled for Feb. 24 in Burlington. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:36:11 EST Ribbon cut on new facility http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151592794/Ribbon-cut-on-new-facility BLADENBORO — A blustery afternoon in Bladenboro on Friday couldn't dampen the excitement and spirits of those who gathered for the official ribbon-cutting of the newly constructed Bladenboro Community Building. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:46:11 EST Elizabethtown man charged with sex crimes with minors http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/151592729/Elizabethtown-man-charged-with-sex-crimes-with-minors ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was recently arrested and charged with with a number of sex crimes. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:11:11 EST Board approves easement agreement for multi-use path http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151586822/Board-approves-easement-agreement-for-multi-use-path WHITE LAKE — A proposed multi-use public pathway in White Lake took a step closer to reality on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:41:12 EST Kohl’s accepting nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/151585881/Kohls-accepting-nominations-for-Outstanding-Young-Volunteers MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:46:12 EST Will our practice make perfect? http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151494689/Will-our-practice-make-perfect In the coming week the nation will gather at Gobbler's Knob, Penn., for a uniquely American observance. The event is Groundhog Day, of course, as with bated breath we watch Punxsutawney Phil materialize from his cozy burrow. If he sees his... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:36:12 EST Say no to virtual relationships http://bladenjournal.com/news/editorial/151463110/Say-no-to-virtual-relationships The other day as I was perusing my inbox, something caught my attention. It was the headline for a news story that touted a new app for a virtual relationship. Yes, there is apparently an app for that. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:13 EST Travel volleyball http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151501679/Travel-volleyball (SC)2 travel volleyball, directed by Jenny Johnson out of Columbus County, selects girls stretching from Elizabethtown to Loris, S.C. The 15U team with Coach Doug competed in the 16U three-day “Winter Bump” tournament in Myrtle Beach,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:12 EST West Bladen buddies reunite at Campbell University http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151566146/West-Bladen-buddies-reunite-at-Campbell-University BUIES CREEK — D.J. Mason and Zane Singletary, graduates of West Bladen High School, both “rocked the house” in their own unique way recently at the Gore Arena in Buies Creek, where the Campbell Camels defeated the Gardner-Webb... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:11:12 EST Bladenboro Primary announces its honor students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151564009/Bladenboro-Primary-announces-its-honor-students Bladenboro Primary School has released its honor roll for the second nine weeks.Third Grade— Superintendent's List: Steven Batton Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:31:11 EST Lady Knights win fourth straight http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151563617/Lady-Knights-win-fourth-straight FAIRMONT — The Lady Knights of West Bladen got a total team effort Wednesday and handed Fairmont a 47-40 non-conference loss.The win improved West Bladen to 11-8, while Fairmont drops to 1-14. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:26:11 EST Knights fall to Tornadoes http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151563549/Knights-fall-to-Tornadoes FAIRMONT — West Bladen's five-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday when the Golden Tornadoes of Fairmont handed the visiting Knights a 64-56 defeat in a non-conference tilt. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:06:13 EST Tobacco still killing people and economy http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/151502414/Tobacco-still-killing-people-and-economy If the increased likelihood of heart disease, blackened teeth, cancer or emphysema weren't enough, we can offer another reason for a smoker to toss away those cigarettes.Actually, almost 1.2 million reasons. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:01:12 EST