Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:07:15 EST 1800 Peanut Festival a tremendous success DUBLIN — A cool and breezy morning gave way to a pleasant, sunny afternoon for the 22nd annual Dublin Peanut Festival on Saturday. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:34:08 EST Eagles hammer Gators, 45-0 LAKE WACCAMAW —East Bladen rebounded from a disappointing home loss to Sun Valley the week before by jumping all over East Columbus on Friday, scoring 28 first-quarter points and coasting to a 45-0 shutout non-conference win. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:07 EST Davis making her mark with Lady Braves PEMBROKE — Mallory Davis, a 2014 West Bladen graduate, has made the transition from high-school volleyball to college volleyball almost seamlessly. And early in the Lady Braves' season, she has cracked the starting lineup at The University... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:58:08 EST East sweeps West in volleyball DUBLIN — The East Bladen volleyball team went cross-county for a Four County Conference match against rivals West Bladsen on Thursday, and came home with a three-game sweep by the scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-19. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:21:10 EST What is wrong with the world? “Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,” goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It's not that a society or organization... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:34:08 EST Frightened by freedom As Islamic State militants slaughter civilians and decapitate prisoners of war in gruesome videos posted online for the world to see, some of us are more likely to balk when fellow Americans exercise their rights in controversial ways. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:28 EST Eagles look to rebound against Gators ELIZABETHTOWN — Friday's non-conference game between East Bladen and East Columbus pits more than simply the Eagles against the Gators. It's also pitting boyhood friends against each other. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:35:12 EST Series to mark anniversaries of hurricanes ELIZABETHTOWN — This year marks a number of notable weather-related anniversaries for the coastal areas of North Carolina, and the Bladen Journal is looking for your memories from some of those events. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:35:08 EST Bladen Schools signs partnership with BCC, N.C. iRIS for N.C. New Schools program ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Schools became one of three spokes Thursday on a wheel that will make an Early College type of program available to students. The school district joins Bladen Community College and N.C. New Schools Investing in... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:10:06 EST Consensus requires solid date North Carolina's public schools recently released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly from districts eager to claim a large increase in the share of... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:26:04 EST Eagles shut out Heidi Trask ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles got three second-half goals to earn a 3-0 Four County Conference win over visiting Heidi Trask on Wednesday.The win improved the Eagles to 4-2-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:26:11 EST State seeking public input on local laws RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources are seeking input from the public about any local ordinances that might interfere with the state agencies' own... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:39:09 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office were kept busy between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 with a total of 76 calls from the public. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:58:18 EST Bladen test scores seeing improvements ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County students are making gains in most areas of the classroom, but math scores continue to be a thorny issue with district officials. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:58:12 EST U.S. News puts UNCP in the top 50 PEMBROKE – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke finished No. 1 for the diversity of its student body among master's granting universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:12:12 EST A plea goes out to Bladen County You may not remember or ever noticed Roger. He was a homeless person who died last year two days after he was baptized and received Christ in his life. You could often see him sitting on a bench uptown or volunteering at the Bladen Crisis Assistance... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:12:11 EST Researcher, author to present program at BCC DUBLIN — Bladen Community College's Humanities Department will present another in its 2014 Writers Series programs on Monday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in the BCC Library. The guest presenter is award-winning author, researcher and producer of... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:11:10 EST Harmony Hall to host big events WHITE OAK — Big plans are on the horizon at Harmony Hall Plantation Village in White Oak. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:56:07 EST School District to host parents meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — Parents, do you want to know more about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in children and how early intervention can help? Did you know that your high school student can enroll in college courses from... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST Lady Knights handed first tennis defeat CLINTON — The Lady Knights of West Bladen were battered from the ranks of the unbeaten on Tuesday by a tough Clinton team, which took an 8-1 verdict in the Four County Conference showdown. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:58:06 EST