Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:26:20 EST 1800 Thunderstorm alert http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/50094260/Thunderstorm-alert The National Weather Service in Wilmington, at 4:25, announced that a severe thunderstorm waning was in effect for Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties until 5:25 p.m.Heavy rain and wind were expected.Be prepared to take shelter. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DeVane earns Duke nursing award http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/50088421/DeVane-earns-Duke-nursing-award DURHAM — Jacqueline DeVane, a licensed practical nurse from Sutton Station Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Friends of Nursing LPN Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Applications ready for Peanut Fest events http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50088194/Applications-ready-for-Peanut-Fest-events DUBLIN — Falling colorful leaves, crisp air and the smell of wood smoke from area fireplaces that means its autumn isn't far off — which means it will soon be time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Power deal may be looming soon http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50087306/Power-deal-may-be-looming-soon RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in parts of Bladen County and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rich joins march on Washington http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50085344/Rich-joins-march-on-Washington Arthur Rich, a Republican candidate for North Carolina's 1st Distric Congressional seat, on Friday joined Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal in his march to Washington, D,C,. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Chief set to step down http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50031155/Chief-set-to-step-down ELIZABETHTOWN —Over the past 25-plus years, Bryon Graham has gotten used to the heat of his job. But now he's decided to let his life cool off a bit, moving into retirement from his job with the Elizabethtown Fire Department in January... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Program maximizes health with exercise http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/50057270/Program-maximizes-health-with-exercise LUMBERTON — Samuel Hemingway III, 28, of Lumberton, has lived with diabetes since he was 7 years old. The disease required him to take insulin shots multiple times each day and caused him to lose his eyesight. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core repealed; local schools waiting for new standards http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50070144/Common-Core-repealed;-local-schools-waiting-for-new-standards ELIZABETHTOWN — Earlier this month, the N.C. Senate voted 33-12 to adopt a bill that will, in essence, replace Common Core standards in North Carolina with a new set of standards, according to WRAL. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill into law on... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three pals http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50067753/Three-pals Photo courtesy of Dawn Benner Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Simply let go … or be dragged http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/323652/Simply-let-go--or-be-dragged A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Leinwand’s to offer tax-free weekend http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50069290/Leinwands-to-offer-tax-free-weekend ELIZABETHTOWN — While many back-to-school shoppers are mourning the demise of the state's tax free weekend, one Bladen County business will still offer a tax-free weekend of sorts. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Health fair for veterans coming to Lumberton http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/50056021/Health-fair-for-veterans-coming-to-Lumberton LUMBERTON — Veterans in and around Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Course completed http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50023532/Course-completed Contributed photo Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Ed moves to shed positions http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/50047751/Board-of-Ed-moves-to-shed-positions ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education approved both some personnel hires as well as a reduction in force list this week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime reports http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/342192/Crime-reports ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 55 calls from the public between July 16 and July 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davis earns college scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/341803/Davis-earns-college-scholarship RALEIGH — Local Government Federal Credit Union recently announced that Mallory Davis, a 2014 graduate of West Bladen High, is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Virus is attacking the state’s pigs http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/304395/Virus-is-attacking-the-states-pigs ELIZABEHTOWN — Sow farm owners in Bladen County have been impacted by a pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, as have their counterparts elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Welcome to the NEW Bladen Journal website http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-notice_box/329395/Welcome-to-the-NEW-Bladen-Journal-website The Bladen Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.bladenjournal.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown students receives scholarship http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/323518/Elizabethtown-students-receives-scholarship RALEIGH —Local Government Federal Credit Union proudly congratulates Brooke Smith, who is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Baxley on staff at White Lake clinic http://bladenjournal.com/news/health-news/323451/Baxley-on-staff-at-White-Lake-clinic WHITE LAKE — The Southeastern Medical Clinic at White Lake has a new family nurse practitioner. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST