Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:36:43 EST 1800 Clark, Merritt Donna Clark of Garland and Brandon Merritt of Harrells announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:18 EST Cross, Melvin Mr. and Mrs. Powell Jennings Cross of Elizabethtown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Caitlin Alyssa to Charles Dustin Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daniel Melvin of White Oak. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 EST Bladenboro gearing up for Fun Day on Saturday BLADENBORO — Folks looking for something to kick off the fall festival season need look no further than Bladenboro as they prepare for the 22nd annual Bladenboro Fun Day on Saturday. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:58:07 EST Giving back to the community ELIZABETHTOWN — A local man has made it his mission and ministry to give back to the community that gave so much to him and his family when he was growing up. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:26:06 EST Have you ever been photobombed? Have you ever thought about bombs? Up until a few weeks ago, I'd not really given much thought about them. But one day recently that all changed and I began researching different types of bombs. In my research I learned that there are pipe... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:06 EST Workshop series for farmers offered The upcoming series “Small Farm Profitability” is being offered by N.C. REAL and their community partners at the Small Business Centers and Cooperative Extensions in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:27:05 EST Knowing the weather behooves boaters ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:01:20 EST Collegiate bass fishing championship to air Sept. 3 FLORENCE, Ala. — Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday, Sept. 3, when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship airs... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:54:06 EST Fake punt sparks Eagles to win WHITEVILLE — A fake punt at a key juncture of the game, along with the stellar rushing of Farrell Murchison helped lead East Bladen to a 28-19 non-conference win over a pesky White team on Friday. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:16:06 EST Mourning Knights wallop West Columbus DUBLIN — The West Bladen High football family was rocked Friday by the news that one of their varsity players had been found dead earlier in the day, and the team was given a choice to play the game against West Columbus or postpone... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:36:05 EST BCC Writers Series to kick off with Barbara Presnell DUBLIN — Bladen Community College's Writers Series will present award-winning North Carolina author and lecturer Barbara Presnell in a program on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the College Library. This is the first of two Writers Series... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:09 EST Eagles’ offense erupts for 5-0 win ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen got into the “W” column for the first time in the early soccer season with a 5-0 whitewashing of visiting West Columbus on Thursday.The win moved the Eagles' record to 1-1-3. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:16:07 EST (No heading) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:34:07 EST Chase ends with arrest ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man went from the frying pan into the fire on Thursday when he left the Bladen County Courthouse and proceeded to lead lawmen on a chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:08 EST Eagles ready for Whiteville challenge ELIZABETHTOWN — A week after hanging 50 points on a good Fairmont team, but giving up 30 points to the Golden Tornadoes' spread offense, East Bladen head coach Robby Priest hopes his defense tightens up Friday when the Eagles travel to... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:44:08 EST Knights looking to go 2-0 DUBLIN — West Bladen's Knights will be looking to start their second straight season at 2-0 for the first time in several years, but they will have to get past a hungry West Columbus squad that's also looking to go... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:35:07 EST Health director on board with rural task force ELIZABETHTOWN — A comprehensive health action plan that focuses on solutions for the many roots of well-being disparities displayed in North Carolina's 60 rural counties is receiving a thumbs up from the Bladen County Health... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:06 EST Merchants gear up for sidewalk sales ELIZABETHTOWN — Picnics, sales, boating, or simply relaxing. Folks will have a variety of activities to choose from for Labor Day, whether they visit the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in Elizabethtown or whether they choose to go for a swim at... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:05 EST 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