Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 27 May 2015 17:27:41 EST 1800 Taylor earns degree from Meredith RALEIGH — Samantha Noel Taylor, a 2011 graduate of West Bladen High, graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh on May 9 with a degree in environmental sustainability and biology. She also had a minor in nutrition. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:21:13 EST E’town man arrested after three break-ins ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was arrested on Wednesday, May 20, are charged in connection with a reported break-in and stolen property. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:51:24 EST NCDOT announces winners for Division Six Safety Roadeo RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation recently announced the winners of the Division Six Safety Roadeo held earlier this spring, and two runnersup are from Bladen County. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:11:11 EST Fire departments receive grant money RALEIGH — Several Bladen County volunteer fire departments recently received grants from the 2015 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the state of North Carolina. Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:12 EST Hammond excelling during college career ROCKY MOUNT — The successes earned at West Bladen High have carried on to North Carolina Wesleyan College for Macon Hammond, where he has been the recipient of several awards. Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:11 EST Church to begin offering free lunchs to those in need ELIZABETHTOWN — One local church has begun to notice a void where some folks are in need of meals, and they want to fill that void.. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:06:13 EST N.C. Wildlife Federation accepting Conservation Award nominations RALEIGH – The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is currently accepting nominations for its 52nd Annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards honor individuals, businesses, organizations and groups who have exhibited an... Tue, 26 May 2015 19:56:11 EST Dublin, county mourns loss of Summerlin DUBLIN — Folks in Bladen County observed the passing of an icon this week after Dr. Robert Summerlin Jr. passed away on Friday, May 22. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:01:11 EST Bladenboro Middle launches Science Olympiad On May 2, Bladenboro Middle School hosted a Science Olympiad for 24 fifth- and sixth-grade students. This was a first-time event for the school. Students and teachers spent a month preparing for nine different competitions. They built bottle rockets,... Tue, 26 May 2015 13:01:13 EST Buddy Poppies distributed On Saturday, Elizabethtown VFW Post 8062 members Willard Storms, Oliver Gause and Toji King distributed poppies at Walmart, while Robert Hester, Wallace McQueen and James Lane manned a table at the Tractor Supply store. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:46:11 EST Council man charged with drug, weapon crimes CLARKTON — A Council man was arrested and charged with a number of drug crimes by North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers after a recent traffic stop. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:31:11 EST 4-Hers compete in Regional Chicken Show ELIZABETHTOWN — On May 14, the soccer field at Bladen County Parks and Recreation on U.S. 701 in Elizabethtown was converted to a show field for the evening — a show for chickens. Tue, 26 May 2015 12:16:13 EST Child drowns in pond CLARKTON — The death of a 4-year-old boy near Clarkton on Friday is still under investigation, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office Chief Investigator Larry Guyton. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:46:22 EST BCC Trustees to meet Tuesday, May 26, at East Arcadia campus EAST ARCADIA — The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees will meet tonight, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 6 PM at the East Arcadia Center at 1472 East Arcadia Road in Riegelwood. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:21:11 EST Firefighters presented fire dog birdhouse ELIZABETHTOWN — In a way, the Elizabethtown Fire Department will be going to the birds. Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:13 EST TAKE TWO ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Relay for Life event is set to get underway Saturday, May 30, at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field, with set-up beginning at 8 a.m. The event will now be a one-day event and will end at about 11... Sun, 24 May 2015 15:01:11 EST Second annual trail ride for St. Jude on tap WHITE LAKE — The second annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride & Lunch will take place Saturday in the Bladen Lakes State Forest at Singletary Loop Trail just off N.C. 53 East near White Lake from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 19:26:11 EST E’town firefighters respond to house fire ELIZABETHTOWN _- The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 234 Sand Pit Road on Thursday. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:56:11 EST Carolina Crossroads now taking applicants ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Camp E-Tik-Etu has sprung back to life in the form of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The former site of an Eckerd-style youth camp is now home to a 42-day program for men who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:01:11 EST Unconditional love not unconditional surrender Even if one makes only a cursory reading of the Old Testament, that reading is sure to uncover the fact that ancient peoples were fond of building memorials. In the oldest of times, these places were called “gilgals.” A... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:36:13 EST