Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:24:11 EST 1800 Are there any easy answers? When I give presentations about the economy around the state, I always leave time for questions and answers. Of course, the questions vary based on the group, the location and the most recent economic news. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:46:11 EST Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians RALEIGH – Event organizers are looking for farm-equipment hobbyists, musicians and vendors interested in participating in the 2015 Got to Be NC Festival May 15-17 at the State Fairgrounds. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:11:11 EST Youth leadership camp attracts local students WHITE OAK — Thirteen high school juniors demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills at Four County EMC's eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-21 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in White Oak, Bladen County. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:26:11 EST Commission offers two fishing skills workshops FAYETTEVILLE — To help anglers improve their fishing skills, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:56:12 EST Police chief announces retirement ELIZABETHTOWN — A longtime Elizabethtown civil service employee announced his retirement at the town's annual budget retreat on Thursday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:13 EST Proposed Senate bill could mean more dollars for Bladen RALEIGH — A proposed N.C. Senate bill called the Sales Tax Fairness Act was introduced last week and could potentially create a significant impact for Bladen County, should the bill become law. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:11 EST Knights sports postponed for Friday DUBLIN — Score another one for Mother Nature. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:56:12 EST Ketterer accepted to dance camp in NYC WHITE LAKE — Marley Ketterer, a sophmore at East Bladen High School, was recently accepted to attend a two-week camp at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:11 EST Walgreens celebrates The management and staff of the new Walgreens on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown celebrated with members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials and the public on Thursday afternoon during a... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:01:12 EST More than a change in scenery “Repent” is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:36:11 EST Bee Gees music ‘Stayin’ Alive’ The Beatles got me interested in music in the 1960s, Elton John got me interested in the lyrics of music in the early 1970s and artists like the Allman Brothers, Neil Diamond, The Jackson 5, Rod Stewart, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Aerosmith and... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:01:11 EST Obama’s policy is threatening American lives Very few can debate whether U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, who is also the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, fall on the right side of an issue that focuses on President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:01:12 EST Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities DUBLIN — The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following no-cost seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 … Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:12 EST Skeen tabbed manager at local CresCom Bank ELIZABETHTOWN – CresCom Bank recently named Kathryn Skeen as branch manager for its Elizabethtown branch. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:13 EST Norris presented Scholar-Athlete Award ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen Athletics Director and coach Patty Evers has an ambassador to bridge the gap between incoming freshmen and girls athletics, something she had no idea about until recently. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:16:12 EST New librarian takes the reins ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Public Library system has a new librarian at the helm. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:01:11 EST Egg hunts, other events on tap While the Easter Bunny is busy preparing chocolate eggs and all manner of yummy treats to deliver on Easter Sunday, young folks in Bladen County are preparing their baskets, putting on their Easter best and getting ready to spring into action at the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:15 EST East sports postponed by rains ELIZABETHTOWN — Mother Nature strikes again! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:16:11 EST Welcome back, Kurt Busch If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.But over the course of the past several weeks, he has been number one. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:01:14 EST Knights crush Heidi Trask DUBLIN — West Bladen put any doubts aside Wednesday night when they exploded for seven runs in the first inning and went on to thrash visiting Heidi Trask, 17-6, in a Four County Conference game. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:01:12 EST