Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS http://bladenjournal.com/section/NEWS Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:09:45 EST 1800 Board hears status of Bladen Home Health in special meeting http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152644605/Board-hears-status-of-Bladen-Home-Health-in-special-meeting ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners met in a special session on Monday afternoon and heard from Cris Harrelson regarding the status of the Bladen County Home Health Agency, which is currently housed in the Bladen County... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:16:12 EST Easter holiday closings announced http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152598615/Easter-holiday-closings-announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Easter holiday.Those include: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:21:12 EST Bladen native lands in Nashville http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152600672/Bladen-native-lands-in-Nashville NASHVILLE — Bladen County native Chris James is realizing his dream of making music in Nashville.James, a country music recording artist, was recently picked up on a record contract by Lamon Records. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:56:11 EST SCC Foundation to honor Crutchfield http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152605207/SCC-Foundation-to-honor-Crutchfield WHITEVILLE — Southeastern Community College and the SCC Foundation play a major role in the life of Richard L. Crutchfield Sr. and Crutchfield's service to education has been a hallmark of his career. For that reason, the SCC Foundation... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:11:12 EST Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/152600898/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152603921/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 Police chief announces retirement http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/152606806/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152598838/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 Ketterer accepted to dance camp in NYC http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/152597735/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152597584/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152515579/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 Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152582479/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/business/152582711/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 New librarian takes the reins http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152555336/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152529986/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 Spring is ideal time for homeowners to submit soil samples http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_agricultural/152552707/Spring-is-ideal-time-for-homeowners-to-submit-soil-samples RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning in April and until the last of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:46:11 EST White Lake man charged with sex crimes http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152562142/White-Lake-man-charged-with-sex-crimes WHITE LAKE — A joint effort between the White Lake Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of a Bladen County man, who was charged with sex crimes against a child. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:16:12 EST Breaking and entering ring busted http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter/152561608/Breaking-and-entering-ring-busted ELIZABETHTOWN — Sheriff James A. McVicker announced that his office had arrested a group of young men who were committing break-ins of residences and outbuildings in the county. These break-ins had happened in the last couple of months. McVicker... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:11:11 EST Rouzer chairs first subcommittee hearing http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/152555857/Rouzer-chairs-first-subcommittee-hearing WASHINGTON – Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, on Wednesday held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:26:11 EST NAACP to hold community meeting tonight http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/152553089/NAACP-to-hold-community-meeting-tonight BLADENBORO — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will hold a community meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:16:12 EST