Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:13:32 EST 1800 Commissioners approve smoking policy changes ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's smoking policy to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in county buildings, on all county grounds and county... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:34:15 EST Atkinson visits with local school leaders ELIZABETHTOWN — North Carolina State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson paid a visit to Bladen County on Tuesday, during which she dropped in on several schools as well as addressed a CTE Business Partnership Advisory Council luncheon at the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:58:06 EST Two-county chase ends with wreck, arrest WHITE OAK — A Bladen County man was arrested and charged after leading law enforcement officers from three agencies on a high-speed chase through two counties on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:45:07 EST County recognizes employees for their years of service ELIZABETHTOWN - The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met on Monday night and recognized several employees for their years of service to the county. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:39:06 EST Commissioners vote to beef up courthouse security ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Commissioners voted 6-2 in favor of tightening security for the Bladen County Courthouse during their meeting Monday night. Commissioners Charles Ray Peterson and Wayne Edge cast the two votes against the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:06:04 EST Eagles win in OT; Knights fall in home finale;-Knights-fall-in-home-finale ROSE HILL — East Bladen took advantage of Union playing a man down in overtime to pick up a 2-1 Four County Conference win behind a pair of goals from Colby Hester on Monday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:03 EST Tory Hole Park, period In what seemed to be an out-of-the-blue decision, Elizabethtown's Town Council voted recently to rename Tory Hole Park, taking many — including the members of the Bladen County Historical Society — by complete surprise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:16 EST Commissioners move forward on proposed jail project ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a special session on Monday and approved moving forward with a proposed jail project.Bladen County Mananger Greg Martin addressed the... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:10:12 EST Lady Knights fall at tennis regional GOLDSBORO — West Bladen High took four tennis players to the Class 2-A Mideast Regionals at Herman Park in Goldsboro on Friday hoping to advance to the state finale, but all came up short with first-round ousters. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:11:13 EST West fans should fill the stands It's a real shame what happened during the recent high-school football game between West Bladen and Rocky Point Trask, when a total of seven players were ejected for fighting. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:04 EST For Better Living: A Closer Look at Caffeine Caffeine‑containing foods and beverages have been a part of the human diet for a long time. Caffeine has been found in tea brewed by the Chinese as far back as 5,000 years ago. In today's society, caffeine is present in lots of products,... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:11 EST Lady Eagles fall in playoffs DEEP RUN — East Bladen's Lady Eagles went into South Lenoir High on Saturday afternoon hoping to scramble the Class 2-A playoff bracket with an upset of the Lady Blue Devils, but it wasn't to be. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:11:08 EST Daughters of the Gray set to hold meeting CLARKTON — The United Daughters of the Confederacy has a new chapter located in Clarkton — the Daughters of the Gray — and the group is planning to hold a special charter meeting on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Clarkton... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:05:07 EST BeastFest to be celebrated this weekend BLADENBORO — The Beast of Bladenboro, that sinister vampire beast legend says lurked in the shadows so many years ago, is back — sort of — this Saturday. The annual Bladenboro BeastFest will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. until... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:05 EST United Way teams with Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines ELIZABETHTOWN — The United Way of Bladen County and the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines have partnered together to reach out through the Girl Scout Community Outreach Program. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:58:10 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:26:15 EST Basic firearms safety a must for hunting RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign encourages hunters to take the proper precautions with firearms to be safe during time spent outdoors. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:26:10 EST Blue Monday Shad Fry gets recognition EAST ARCADIA — For more than 60 years, the community of East Arcadia in southeast Bladen County has been hosting one of the county's longest-running festivities. Earlier this month, the events received perhaps its second-biggest... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:35:08 EST Knights pull away from Pender BURGAW — West Bladen raced out to a 20-point lead in the first half, then survived a third-quarter rally by Pender County before finishing big for a 54-27 Four County Conference win. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:48:02 EST Eagles rip Trask on homecoming ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles of East Bladen won their fifth straight game on the gridiron Friday, this one a 42-0 thrashing of Heidi Trask in a Four County Conference matchup at Lenon Fisher Stadium. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:46:09 EST