Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:28:54 EST 1800 Fundraiser for Cody Clark rescheduled http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top/4519473/Fundraiser-for-Cody-Clark-rescheduled AMMON —The Easter egg hunt and One Mile Walk/Run for Cody Clark have been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This is Day 5 of earning for yourself http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/4483359/This-is-Day-5-of-earning-for-yourself The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it's springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on things — tax... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion/4471800/An-empty-tomb-is-not-an-empty-promise Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Whiteville farmer pleads guilty to mail fraud http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4509691/Whiteville-farmer-pleads-guilty-to-mail-fraud WHITEVILLE — John Paul Smith, a farmer and grain broker who once operated grain elevators in Clarkton and Whiteville, was sentenced in federal court Thursday after entering a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Middle School students named to honor rolls http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/4507580/Elizabethtown-Middle-School-students-named-to-honor-rolls Elizabethtown Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor students.Fifth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fixing our schools: E’town Primary, Clarkton School of Discovery http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/4505577/Fixing-our-schools:-Etown-Primary-Clarkton-School-of-Discovery ELIZABETHTOWN — You can often find them in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, in the bottom of your purse, under the couch cushions. Pennies can be found everywhere. Tossed aside with little value. But to a school system, they are valuable. And... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Foster care system works to reunite families http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4486743/Foster-care-system-works-to-reunite-families ELIZABETHTOWN — The foster care system sees many children walk through its doors because of numerous circumstances. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Elizabethtown Primary School announces honor students http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_education/4497487/Elizabethtown-Primary-School-announces-honor-students ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST West Bladen pounds the Eagles http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/4483848/West-Bladen-pounds-the-Eagles DUBLIN — Quiet for the first three innings, West Bladen's bats came alive for 11 hits and 11 runs over the final three innings Wednesday and handed visiting East Bladen an 11-2 Four County Conference loss. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights whip East Bladen http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/4483850/Lady-Knights-whip-East-Bladen DUBLIN — The visiting Lady Eagles showed some early feistiness, but couldn't keep up with the offensive firepower of West Bladen on Wednesday. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits en route to an 11-5 Four County Conference... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Relay for Life Survivor Gala a success http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4499617/Relay-for-Life-Survivor-Gala-a-success Contributed photos Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/4496578/Bladen-County-Sheriffs-Office ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a total of 45 calls from victims of alleged crimes between April 9 and April 16. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Top Gun champs http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/4497923/Top-Gun-champs Contributed photo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dublin First Baptist Church prepares to open second campus at White Lake Sunday http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4496028/Dublin-First-Baptist-Church-prepares-to-open-second-campus-at-White-Lake-Sunday WHITE LAKE — There is an air of anticipation at White Lake for this weekend as a new church campus is about to open its doors and welcome folks into a worshipful experience on the shores of the crystal lake Sunday at 8:32 a.m. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Retired School Personnel hears from charter school http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4496465/Bladen-County-Retired-School-Personnel-hears-from-charter-school ELIZABETHTOWN — The regular meeting of the Bladen County Retired School Personnel was held on March 31 at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy's Commandant of Cadets Carl Lloyd was the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST No arrest yet in fatal shooting http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/4496032/No-arrest-yet-in-fatal-shooting BLADENBORO —A fatal shooting outside the Ash Street apartments in Bladenboro early Monday morning remains under investigation by the Bladenboro Police Department. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jail-A-Thon deemed a success http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4495247/Jail-A-Thon-deemed-a-success ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Education Foundation is declaring the annual Jail-A-Thon a huge success.“This was one of our biggest ever,” said David Wall, one of the organizers of the event. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen sees dip in unemployment http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4494707/Bladen-sees-dip-in-unemployment RALEIGH — The state has released its unemployment figures for the month of February and Bladen County's rate dipped by 0.5 percent to 10 percent, ranking it 93rd in overall unemployment data. That is down from one year ago when the county... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST B’boro board requests speed limit change http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/4494532/Bboro-board-requests-speed-limit-change BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Board approved a resolution this week asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation to change the speed limit on N.C. Hwy. 242 within the town's limits from 45 mph to 35 mph. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Carolina Sands goes quiet http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/4494489/Carolina-Sands-goes-quiet WHITE LAKE — The sounds of a far-off “fore!” and the sights of a high-five following a good shot and the casual walks up a perfectly manicured fairway to a ball gently resting pin high on a smooth green are over in White Lake. At... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST