Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:22 EST 1800 Kidney Walk planned for Bladen firefighter LUMBERTON — A Kidney Walk is planned for Saturday at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. for firefighter Gene Martin, who is in Stage 5 kidney failure. The park is located at 671 Branch St., Lumberton. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:39:08 EST Hancock earns Player of the Year title ELIZABETHTOWN — Cade Hancock completed his second summer on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour with his second straight Player of the Year title after picking up a pair of second-place finishes on the links this month. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:53:05 EST (No heading) ELIZABETHTOWN — After a scoreless first half, visiting East Columbus scored an early second-half goal that didn't stand up as East Bladen tallied the tie-breaker late in the match to slavage a 1-1 knot. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:03 EST County part of first rural health action plan RALEIGH – On Monday, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Rural Health released the first comprehensive North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan that sets forth recommendations to reduce health disparities and increase economic... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:04:09 EST Thanks for weekend success A patriotic and strong thank-you to all who participated in the Battle of Elizabethtown weekend. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:11:13 EST Murder suspect extradited to Bladen County ELIZABETHTOWN —A murder suspect who was arrested in Maryland in late July has now been extradited back to North Carolina. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:01:16 EST State agency approves fees for woodland plans RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Agriculture recently approved fees for woodland management plans, following a directive from the state General Assembly. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:24 EST Commissioners discuss the jail design process ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners discussed the jail design process during its meeting on Monday. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:00:11 EST West Bladen opens season with trio of wins DUBLIN — The West Bladen girls tennis team opened the season on Monday with a 6-3 non-conference win over visiting West Columbus. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:55:25 EST Worthwhile discussion Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:24 EST Remembering the Negro Leagues “He is number 42,” I said. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:09 EST Fall registration on target at BCC DUBLIN — Registration for the fall semester at Bladen Community College is strong with more than 1,280 students already enrolled as of Thursday. With approximately 70 more high school students expected to enroll through the Career and College... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:11:04 EST Grand opening for Bladenboro Farmer’s Market on tap BLADENBORO — There is a buzz of excitement in the air in the town of Bladenboro as folks are gearing up for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the Bladenboro Farmer's Market on Friday at 1 p.m. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:58:03 EST Is economy inherently recession prone? Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives – earning an income, spending, investing and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have some time left over, we try to have fun! Businesses face similar choices about production,... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:12:04 EST Caregiver seminar to help deal with stress planned ELIZABETHTOWN — There will be a workshop for caregivers on Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Powell-Melvin Building located on Smith Circle in Elizabethtown. The workshop is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:04 EST Pait authors new children’s book ELIZABETHTOWN — Local author Jane Pait has been hard at work on her new children's book, “The Red-Headed Angel and the Empty Tomb,” and is now in the editing stages. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:06 EST ‘Warrior’ mentality under fire Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:28:07 EST Third annual Battle of Elizabethtown success ELIZABETHTOWN — The Patriots again sent the Loyalists scurrying for cover along the Cape Fear River as the sounds of cannon fire an musket volleys could be heard during the third annual Battle of Elizabethtown re-enactment held in Tory Hole... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:24:08 EST Turn deer problems into profits The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimate that $30 million are lost annually by North Carolina row crop farmers alone, with the vast majority of that loss caused by deer. Hunting is widely accepted as the most... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:33:06 EST BUDDY BURNEY MEMORIAL FOOTBALL JAMBOREE Eagles, Knights excel ELIZABETHTOWN — The fifth annual Buddy Burney Memorial Football Jamboree came to Lenon Fisher Stadium on Friday, and gave both host East Bladen and visiting West Bladen one final tune up under game conditions before the 2014 regular... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:56:07 EST