Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:59:03 EST 1800 E’town Fire to hold movie night ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a movie night on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. at the fire station located on Swanzy Street. Admission is $2 for children under 14 years of age and $3 for anyone over... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:12 EST Sheriff warns of telephone scame ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker is warning residents about a telephone scam currently taking place in the county. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:11:12 EST USDA reminds farmers to certify conservation compliance WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA service center by... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:11:11 EST Downtown E’town suffers power outage ELIZABETHTOWN — A power outage struck the downtown area in Elizabethtown on Wednesday afternoon, plunging the business district into total darkness for about 16 minutes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:26:13 EST Wrong number lands man in jail ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:01:11 EST Look for God’s smile Over the last two years the world has combated the largest Ebola epidemic in history. And the current upsurge, beginning in West Africa in 2013, continues even though it has fallen off the front pages of our newspapers. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:36:11 EST SNAP Sign-Up Day set for region ATLANTA, Ga. — On Wednesday, April 22, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service will join North Carolina State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLinkTM to host a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Merchant Sign-up Day. American consumers... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:21:11 EST Got to Be NC Festival is May 15-17 at State Fairgrounds RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds with a full lineup of food, entertainment and family fun May 15-17. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:01:12 EST E’town Middle names its honor students Elizabethtown Middle School recently released the names of its honor roll students for the third-quarter.Fifth grade Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:21:13 EST Kurary opens logistics center in Elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN — Kuraray America, Inc. has expanded its footprint in Bladen County with the opening of a new logistics center at the Elizabethtown Airport Industrial Park. The expansion will initially employ six workers. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:01:12 EST Students receive school supply kits TAR HEEL — Bladen County students and their teachers got a helping hand with school supplies this week thanks in part to the Goodwill Community Foundation. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:01:11 EST Greenhouses extend growing seasons for N.C. farmers RALEIGH – For many, summer is not complete without the taste of a field-ripened tomato, sliced and placed between two pieces of bread, with a dash of salt and pepper and a helping of mayonnaise. Thanks to greenhouse technology, consumers... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:11:11 EST Author details his journey with MS ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Author Kenneth Brown will be on hand to sign copies of his first book, “Me, Myself and Multiple Sclerosis” at the Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown on Monday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 6... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:12 EST Floyd accepted to N.C. School of Science and Math LUMBERTON — Ivey Elizabeth Floyd, a sophomore at Lumberton High School, was recently accepted to the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. She was one of 340 out of 1,300 applicants selected from 115 school districts in North... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:26:12 EST Relatively quiet hurricane season expected RALEIGH — The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly less active than the overall averages from 1950 to the present, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.The 2015... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:16:11 EST Singletary to serve as class president again BUIES CREEK — Zane Hamilton Singletary, a resident of Bladenboro and graduate of West Bladen High, has once again been elected by his peers to serve as class president for Campbell University for the upcoming 2015-16 year. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:11:12 EST Shad festival is set for Saturday EAST ARCADIA —A portion of the Cape Fear River, as well as the grounds around Lock & Dam No. 1 will travel back in time as the Lower Bladen-Columbus Historical Society brings to life the 2015 Cape Fear River Shad Festival on... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:56:12 EST Bladen unemployment drops slightly RALEIGH — Bladen County saw its unemployment rate inch downward slightly, to 8.2 percent for February after reaching 8.5 percent in January. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:21:11 EST Pageant winners The Bladen County Youth Focus Project, Inc. recently held their eighth annual Miss Bladen County Youth Focus Project Pagenat. The winners, from left, were Latravia McDowell, Junior Miss; Anayah Mateo, Little Miss; and Aireyell Graham, Tiny Miss. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:01:11 EST BEST IN BLADEN ELIZABETHTOWN — One Bladen County restaurant has earned the distinction of being the best eatery in Bladen County, according to the Charleston Food Bloggers website. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:06:12 EST