Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:17:55 EST 1800 Left and Roy … and their critics http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150647504/Left-and-Roy--and-their-critics Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:20:07 EST Five steps to help N.C. grow http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150612334/Five-steps-to-help-N.C.-grow In its upcoming session, the North Carolina General Assembly can take five tangible, feasible steps that will inspire economic growth and improve the lives of North Carolinians. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:01:17 EST It’s a good time to show love http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150651367/Its-a-good-time-to-show-love What everyone should know is that there is no better gift to give — even better than money can buy — and that is the gift of love, which Jesus has shown us and his heavenly father, God before him, showed us. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:56:05 EST Heartfelt thanks for fine care http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150651156/Heartfelt-thanks-for-fine-care To all the doctors and nurses in the outpatient care area and in ICU at Bladen County Hospital, I would like to say you-all did a wonderful job taking care of my husband Jerry last week.Thank-you from the bottom of my heart. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:23:09 EST Borders must be first be closed http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150625551/Borders-must-be-first-be-closed Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:28:06 EST Some thoughts on governing http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150617327/Some-thoughts-on-governing Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:31:03 EST School daze http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150579558/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150562190/Leutze-wants-his-state-back Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:42:06 EST The season should cultivate love http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150562574/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150528941/Man-cant-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? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150528866/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150499007/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150312023/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150457668/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/editorial-news/150494001/Dublin-Primary-announces-honor-students Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:12:05 EST Church struggles with cemetery http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150312001/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/150445904/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150408369/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150361905/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 http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150311918/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