Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:07:53 EST 1800 School daze This county's commissioners had a front row seat Monday for three presentations, each representing an organization hoping to get their holiday wish list fulfilled by the Golden Leaf Foundation's grant process. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:01:13 EST Leutze wants his state back Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:42:06 EST The season should cultivate love What better time than the Thanksgiving season to tell you that I appreciate the opportunity this paper provides people like me to express our thoughts and opinions on the things going on around us. Unfortunately, there are lots of people who manage to... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:53:09 EST Man can’t have two masters Contrary to common belief, a Christian must have a fighting kind of spirit or he will never last (2 Timothy 1:7, Revelation 21:7-8). Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:11:06 EST What makes a strong lobbyist? Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:47:10 EST Continued thankfulness We honored our veterans this week — for the freedoms they've ensured; for the protection they provide; for the call they so bravely answer; for their willingness to offer their own life in the name of our country. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:01:18 EST Proud of Black Lagoon Cemetery The Methodist leaders were trying to come up with a solution for more than a year and the Holiness Church had about 75 spaces or more in their cemetery. I asked my brother if anyone from the Methodist Church contacted him regarding the possibility of... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:02:06 EST Election observations As they always are, election days are all about the numbers — some candidates and issues have enough, others don't. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:01:13 EST Dublin Primary announces honor students Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:12:05 EST Church struggles with cemetery Eventually the Holiness church created their first church cemetery in 1958 four years after the split from the Methodist church and four years after Hurricane Hazel. It took nearly 20 years before the new cemetery caught on even with the Holiness... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:31:04 EST ‘True Vine’ reading gets attention Only God knows that I hadn't planned to read “I Am the True Vine” until Mr. Hubert Horne was telling about giving away free bikes to kids, and I said I would read it for my great-great-great niece, who is 8 years old. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:53:02 EST Sincere thanks Today brings to an end another incredible display by Bladen County residents to help others. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:01:22 EST Fraud filled The long anticipated report on the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, which was made public recently, determined that the fraud was more extensive and went on for a longer period time than previous investigations... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:01:16 EST Hazel visits the Black Lagoon When I was in the eighth grade, something happened in Black Lagoon between 1954 and 1955. I cannot remember the exact facts and circumstances surrounding the change but for some reason, a portion of that period has vanished from my mind and I... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:25:04 EST Special wish leaves a lasting legacy As the second annual “Roger's Wish” project comes to a close at the Bladen Journal, just one look at the amount of donations brought for the needy and homeless from so many inspired citizens around Bladen is a clear reflection of the... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:53:07 EST The story of Black Lagoon This story is typical of most communities that have family or community cemeteries that are controlled by one or two families and oftentimes churches fight and squabble over who or who can or cannot be buried in the church cemetery. Black Lagoon... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 12:19:05 EST Lasting legacy We will have more to say about Mike McIntyre's nine terms in Congress when he exits as the 7th District representative for North Carolina early next year, but now seems an appropriate time to give a nod to the Lumberton native about the way he... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:01:14 EST West Bladen team earns bronze at national competition ELIZABETHTOWN — Three students from West Bladen recently competed as a team in the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America national competition in Texas against more than 7,000 other students — and took third place in... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:11:12 EST Christianity versus homosexuality Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:38:15 EST Tory Hole Park future is bright Great excitement awaits Tory Hole Park in Elizabethtown. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST