Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 30 May 2015 10:29:27 EST 1800 Bladen County Relay for Life event gets under way ELIZABETHTOWN — Warm, sunny skies and calm winds greeted folks as they headed out to Elizabethtown Middle School on Saturday to prepare for the Bladen County Relay for Life event. Sat, 30 May 2015 09:41:11 EST Knights sweep two from West Brunswick SHALLOTTE — West Bladen bounced back from a season-opening loss to sweep a twin bill from West Brunswick, 5-1 and 11-7, on Friday.The win improves the Knights to 2-1 on the young season. Sat, 30 May 2015 08:31:12 EST Internet cafes have equipment seized ELIZABETHTOWN —District Attorney Jon Davis held a press conference on Friday afternoon to discuss the closure of two Internet cafes and the seizure of their equipment and the seizure of four machines at a separate... Fri, 29 May 2015 17:41:11 EST Internet sweepstakes establishments shut down, equipment seized DUBLIN — Two businesses in the town of Dublin have been shuttered as the result of an undercover operation, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office Investigator Larry Guyton.Sheriff's... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:36:13 EST Community Baptist names honor students Community Baptist Academy in Bladenboro recently released its list of honor students for the school year. Those students are:— First/second grades Fri, 29 May 2015 13:36:11 EST Bladen native nominated for Carolina Music Award NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bladen County native Chris James can add two-time award nominee to his list of recent accomplishments. It was recently announced that James was nominated for Best Country Male of the Carolinas for the Carolina Music... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:41:11 EST For Better Living: Lifestyle Changes Effectively Lower Blood Pressure One in every four adults has high blood pressure. And the older a person gets, the higher the risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, by age 65, the risk of developing hypertension over the next 10 years is two in three. The risk... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:31:14 EST We must all have the faith to fall While traveling with friends on business, we took an afternoon off to visit one of those massive arcades complete with 3D games, a ropes course, go-karts, and the like. It was great fun, a needed distraction, and I'm pleased to say that I... Fri, 29 May 2015 03:36:14 EST On the road to Nashville As you begin to read this, I am somewhere between Lumberton and Nashville — the one in Tennessee.Vacation? Hardly, although there will be an element of off time involved. Fri, 29 May 2015 03:01:13 EST This separation shouldn’t cause ripple effects Rumors are usually a poor ingredient to base any kind of response to, but in this case we are sure the old adage “where there is smoke, there is fire” can be counted on.Let's take this from the kindling. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:01:13 EST School board, commissioners meet to discuss budget shortfall ELIZABETHTOWN — “If you don't get this money, tell me what is going to happen. Will the schools shut down?” Thu, 28 May 2015 17:11:15 EST County Democrats to meet June 6 at 1 p.m. ELIZSABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Democratic Party will have a scheduled meeting to make appointments and conduct business on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Bladen County Courthouse Superior Courtroom. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:36:14 EST Always take ideas seriously A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:11:11 EST Troxler says now is the time to prepare for hurricane season RALEIGH – Scientists are predicting fewer hurricanes this season, but Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says that's no reason to be complacent. He is encouraging farmers and agribusinesses, such as food manufacturers, pesticide... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:26:14 EST Search under way for missing man GARLAND — Crews from Bladen, Brunswick and Pender counties are assisting in a search for a missing Sampson County man. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:56:14 EST Who should fund the Wounded Warriors Project? Dyland Frick's column, “Vets deserve more than lip service,” on the editorial page of the May 27 edition of the Laurinburg Exchange made numerous points that realistic observers of current events have known for years. Thu, 28 May 2015 06:46:11 EST Taylor earns degree from Meredith RALEIGH — Samantha Noel Taylor, a 2011 graduate of West Bladen High, graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh on May 9 with a degree in environmental sustainability and biology. She also had a minor in nutrition. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:21:13 EST E’town man arrested after three break-ins ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was arrested on Wednesday, May 20, are charged in connection with a reported break-in and stolen property. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:51:24 EST Red, white and true blue There are times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR and I find myself at a loss for words – which is the rarest of occurrences, believe me – and then there are other times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR, and I can't... Wed, 27 May 2015 11:41:13 EST NCDOT announces winners for Division Six Safety Roadeo RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation recently announced the winners of the Division Six Safety Roadeo held earlier this spring, and two runnersup are from Bladen County. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:11:11 EST