Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:04:07 EST 1800 God looks out for fools and drunks Marvin had spent more than two weeks in the hospital trying to clear up a clogged lung. When the final test results arrived, he had more than respiratory issues. He had cancer. Marvin wasn't surprised. I visited him as he recovered from the... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:36:11 EST Bladenboro pageant is now a prelim for Miss N.C. BLADENBORO — One Bladen County pageant is getting some huge recognition as a festival preliminary pageant for the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:26:12 EST County survey responses are trickling in ELIZABETHTOWN — The public's chance to complete a Bladen County Budget Survey is quickly coming to a close. Survey responses are due to the Bladen County Manager's Office no later than Wednesday, March 11. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:41:12 EST Girls champions The Clarkton School of Discovery girls basketball team won the Bladen 5 Conference Tournament championship, as well as shared the regular-season conference title with Elizabethtown Middle School, who were the tournament runners-up. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:11:11 EST Boys champions The Clarkton School of Discovery boy's basketball team won the Bladen 5 Conference championship and the Bladen 5 Tournament championship. Elizabethtown Middle School was the Bladen 5 Tournament runner-up. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:01:12 EST GOP to hold county conventions ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Republican Party will hold its Precinct and County Conventions on Thursday, March 26, at the Bladen County Courthouse in the Superior Courtroom. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:26:13 EST Red Cross Month ELIZABETHTOWN — The American Red Cross is celebrating its founding and the volunteers who have been the lifeblood of the organization by recognizing March as American Red Cross Month. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:16:14 EST Town holds hearing for well project ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Town Council conducted a public hearing Monday for a Community Development Block Grant application to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for a clear well at the well No. 4 site on Smith... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:16:12 EST Joint agency effort results in drug arrests ELIZABETHTOWN — A two month investigation by the Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Sheirff's Office resulted in 12 suspects being charged. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:46:12 EST Knights fall to Fairmont BLADENBORO — Back and forth they went, trading baskets and chances to win in the final minutes of regulation with a trip to regionals on the line on Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:46:12 EST Scout Hut to hold open house Saturday DUBLIN — Fun, food and games. That's what people can expect on Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m. when they come out to the open house at the iconic, refurbished Dublin Scout Hut at the end of Fifth Street. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:31:11 EST Knights’ fall in closing minutes BLADENBORO — Fairmont sophomore Julius Caulder stepped up to the free-throw line on Tuesday night with his team nursing a two-point lead and a deafening West Bladen crowd on its feet with less than a minute to play. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:31:12 EST Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy places first ELIZABETHTOWN — The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy's drill team, the John L. Foye Rifles, competed at the North Brunswick High School Tri-Meet on Saturday, Feb. 28. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:46:11 EST Bat no match for Batten The winged intruder fluttered and glided among the rafters of the West Bladen gymnasium last Friday as kind of a pre-game show before the second round of the state's Class 2-A East sectional playoff game between the Knights and visiting... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:01:12 EST Lady Eagles toppled ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles met their match defensively on Tuesday, but a fourth quarter filled with grit, heart and determination saw East Bladen storm back from a 15-point deficit and take a one-point lead — only to succumb to a big... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:31:13 EST County hears from Bladen County Schools chief ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard an update on Monday from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor on the school system's operating fund. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:36:11 EST Best bet is on Brett Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that some friends put together a race pool for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1; not that I would ever be interested in anything like... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:01:12 EST School board looks at budget during retreat ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education recently held a planning retreat and one topic of discussion was the the upcoming fiscal-year budget. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:56:14 EST Bladenboro educator pens book on parenting BLADENBORO — Author Reida Roberts announces the nationwide release of her new Christian book, “God's Most Difficult Children: Urgent Bible-Based Child-Rearing Lessons for Parents, Educators and Church Leaders.” Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:46:11 EST Tuesday playoff basketball Sectional finals are on tap Tuesday, and two Bladen County teams will be vying for a crown. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:06:14 EST