Bladen Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:01 EST 1800 (No heading) East Bladen gridders camp***ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen will hold a football mini-cap starting Tuesday and running through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Common Core repealed; local schools waiting for new standards;-local-schools-waiting-for-new-standards ELIZABETHTOWN — Earlier this month, the N.C. Senate voted 33-12 to adopt a bill that will, in essence, replace Common Core standards in North Carolina with a new set of standards, according to WRAL. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill into law on... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights to host pre-camp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three pals Photo courtesy of Dawn Benner Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Grandma was a fly-killing machine My grandmother hated flies, but it wouldn't be fair to leave it at just that. Nowhere near as humorous, either. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Simply let go … or be dragged A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Store to pay sales tax for customers ELIZABETHTOWN — While many back-to-school shoppers are mourning the demise of the state's tax free weekend, one Bladen County business will still offer a tax-free weekend of sorts. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Health fair for veterans coming to Lumberton LUMBERTON — Veterans in and around Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Course completed Contributed photo Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Feeding, harassing alligators is dangerous, illegal RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Ed moves to shed positions ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Education approved both some personnel hires as well as a reduction in force list this week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Eagles getting early accolades on the gridiron ELIZABETHTOWN — The high-school football regular season may still be a month away, but most teams have already been involved with summer workouts and regional seven-on-seven competitions. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime reports ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 55 calls from the public between July 16 and July 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davis earns college scholarship RALEIGH — Local Government Federal Credit Union recently announced that Mallory Davis, a 2014 graduate of West Bladen High, is the recipient of an LGFCU Scholarship Award. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Virus is attacking the state’s pigs ELIZABEHTOWN — Sow farm owners in Bladen County have been impacted by a pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, as have their counterparts elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Lady Eagles tennis tryouts***ELIZABETHTOWN — Tryouts for the East Bladen girls tennis team will begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m.Interested participants must have a current physical. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Welcome to the NEW Bladen Journal website The Bladen Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights ready for Clash of the Carolinas to open World Series DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights are just a day away from the Clash of the Carolinas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thompson plays in East-West game GREENSBORO — West Bladen graduate Courtney Thompson logged some minutes on the court for the East All-Stars on Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum in the annual East-West basketball showcase, a game won by the West squad, 82-68. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County honors employees for longevity ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County board of Commissioners honored several employees on Monday night for their years of service to the county. All totaled there was 45 years of knowledge and service that were celebrated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST