Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:33:57 EST 1800 Jaguars oust East Bladen ELIZABETHTOWN — A 20-point spurt that straddled halftime, fueled by big plays, led visiting Farmville Central to a 40-35 win over East Bladen on Friday in the second round of the state's Class 2-A playoffs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:07 EST Retired school personnel meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Retired School Personnel met on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Bladen County Board of Education board room. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:07 EST Bladen County Schools to hold Lunch and Learn Workshop ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Schools will have a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for parents and community members at the Bladen County Board of Education building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:50:02 EST Rutland attends Congress for Future Medical Leaders WHITE OAK — Adam Rutland, a senior at West Bladen High, recently attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:44:09 EST Downtown trees get trimmed, shaped ELIZABETHTOWN — The trees lining downtown Elizabethtown's West Broad Street underwent a nip and tuck of sorts on Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:11:04 EST Clarkton man sent to prison for beating ELIZABETHTOWN — A plea agreement that remained on the table for several months was accepted at the 11th hour in Bladen County Superior Court this week, sending a Clarkton man to prison for at least six years for assault. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:03 EST Thanksgiving closings announced Bladen County businesses and government offices have announced closings for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.Those include: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:53:06 EST Thanksgiving: A time to count blessings Johnson Oatman Jr. was a failed singer. Try as he might, he could not reach the success of his baritone-voiced father who was in high demand by churches all over New England. Largely, he was a failed minister, as well. An ordained Methodist, he hoped... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:34:03 EST 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 Board of Agriculture OKs fees for woodland plans Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:23:12 EST BOE honors Junior Beta national winners Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:12:08 EST Eagles hosting Jaquars in second round ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen coach Robby Priest, now on the heels of getting his first 10-win season, is well aware that getting No. 11 will be one of the season's biggest challenges. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:02:12 EST Lighting up the night DUBLIN — Nothing attracts folks from throughout the region to Bladen County during the Christmas season like the Festival of Lights at Lu Mil Vineyard. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:02:11 EST Leutze wants his state back Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:42:06 EST Lady Knights have huge shoes to fill DUBLIN — Either way it's looked at — reloading or rebuilding — West Bladen girls basketball coach Pam Stephens knows she has her work cut out for her this season after losing two key starters from last season's 12-9... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:25:06 EST Rotary Club hears about Watch D.O.G.S. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club was treated to special program by Patrick Litzinger regarding the Watch D.O.G.S. — Dads of Great Students. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:15:04 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — For the first time in many months, the Bladen County Sheriff's Office had more arrests than calls from the public for assistance. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:58:02 EST 4K4 Food on tap for Saturday ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual 4K4 for Food Walk-Run-Stroll fundraiser for Bladen Crisis Assistance is set to take place Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Elizabethtown Industrial Park. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:00:07 EST NAACP wants federal investigation BLADENBORO — Several media outlets are reporting this week that the state chapter of the NAACP has hired its own pathologist and requested a federal investigation into the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacey, who was found hanging from a swing set... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:12:03 EST Lady Eagles reload for long run ELIZABETHTOWN — It doesn't take much strain on the memory to recall the Lady Eagles' three straight appearances in the Class 2-A state championship games back when the likes of Courtney Melvin and Jasmine Kemp were leading East... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:53:03 EST