Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:31:48 EST 1800 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 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 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 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 ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Relay for Life Survivor Gala a success Contributed photos Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Generous gift Photo courtesy of Seth Lewis Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST East at West games moved DUBLIN — Because of the inclement weather, all athletic events scheduled for today between West Bladen and East Bladen have been moved to Wednesday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Chamber award-winners announced ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Elizabethtown-White lake Area Chamber of Commerce award winners have been announced.There are …— Outstanding Small Business Award: First Source Staffing (Timbo Blount) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Investigatoin continuing in shooting death BLADENBORO — The investigation is continuing into the recent shooting death of a woman in Bladenboro.According to Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt, the woman has been identified as Patricia Cooper. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen students attend YLA conference RALEIGH — Thirteen high school students from Bladen County recently participated in the N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly conference in Raleigh. More than 200 students from 36 counties were in attendance during the three-day legislative... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New owners reopen 41 Grill DUBLIN — After sitting vacant for several months, 41 Grocery & Grill recently reopened its doors with separate proprietors for each half of the facility. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Just plane fun Photo courtesy of Dove RoyReynold Hester of Hester Tire Pros, takes off in his airplane during the Bladenboro Fly-In on Saturday. More than a dozen planes participated, and some offered rides to those in attendance. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST