Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:21 EST 1800 Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July RALEIGH — The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:09 EST Labor Day closings announced The Labor Day holiday will cause government offices and others to be closed to mark the day.Those closings include: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:08 EST Travelers urged to slow down on the roads RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:53:07 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office handled a total of 57 calls from the public between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:08 EST BCC welcomes two new trustees DUBLIN — At the recent meeting of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees, two new members were welcomed to the group. They are Wayne Edge and Charlotte Smith. Both were appointed by the county commissioners. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:12 EST Killingsworth sentencing postponed to October ELIZABETHTOWN — The sentencing hearing for former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Gregory Killingsworth was postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 7.The hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:14 EST Women’s Equality: Lagging overall, but improving ELIZABETHTOWN — In the 94 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920, which gave women the right to vote and became known as women's suffrage, the United States has made leaps and bounds in the area of women's... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:28:04 EST EYEBROW: BLADEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lt. Col. Taylor to keynote Fall Convocation DUBLIN — Lt. Col. Vivian Taylor will be the keynote speaker at Bladen Community College's Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. This marks the 47th year since Bladen Community College was officially established. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:23:09 EST Shooting sends one to hospital; suspects flee;-suspects-flee BLADENBORO — A shooting early Sunday morning on Twisted Hickey Road in Bladenboro sent one man to Bladen County Hospital and have deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office looking for the trigger men. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST New digital press creating a buzz ELIZABETHTOWN — There's some excitement brewing at Bladen Office Supply these days in the form of a new digital printing press. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:58:09 EST (No heading) Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:39:03 EST Pizza Hut to reopen this week ELIZABETHTOWN — The list of pizza venues in Bladen County was shrunk by one recently, but it is expected to be a temporary disapearance. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:26:07 EST Partnership offering $50,000 prize for innovation$50000-prize-for-innovation RALEIGH — The Institute for Emerging Issues and the State Employees' Credit Union are partnering to offer innovative college and graduate students prizes up to $50,000. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:01:14 EST Lawsuits are filed against Murphy-Brown Seven residents from Sampson and Bladen counties have filed lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods in U.S. District Court last week. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:15:05 EST Bladenboro Farmer’s Market declared officially open for business BLADENBORO — Sweltering temperatures under a blazing sun did little to quell the enthusiasm or the turnout for Friday's ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the Bladenboro Farmer's Market. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:16:08 EST BCC to offer free small business seminars DUBLIN — The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College will offer a no-cost, six-week seminar series for those interested in starting a self-employed business. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:10:06 EST Stop falling on your face When a mother giraffe gives birth, she will do so while standing up. So her calf's first act is to fall six feet to the ground, crash landing on his face. Then, as if such an arrival wasn't harsh enough, the youngling's mother will... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:34:04 EST Strategic plan aimed at state’s wine-grape industry GREENSBORO — Because of the growth and economic impact being provided to the state from the wine and grape industry, the North Carolina Wine and Grape Council recently partnered with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:28:10 EST Sheriff’s office receives grant for bulletproof vests ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office received good news recently when the Bureau of Justice Assistance notified Sheriff Prentis Benston that his department had been awarded a $5,109.82 grant for the purchase of... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:58:08 EST Walmart associates volunteer at Purple Heart Dinner WILMINGTON — Bladen County was well represented recently when a Purple Heart Dinner was held at the Wilmington Convention Center. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:05 EST