Bladen Journal- RSS SPORTS?profile=1015 Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 http://bladenjournal.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:16:17 EST 1800 Probation searches net five arrests http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/150289183/Probation-searches-net-five-arrests Two separate probation searches by the North Carolina Probation Office, along with deputies from the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, resulted in five arrests on Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:46:04 EST East blanks Union; West falls in finale http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150278533/East-blanks-Union;-West-falls-in-finale ELIZABETHTOWN — After a scoreless first half on Thursday, East Bladen tallied a pair of second-half goals to upend Union in the Four County Conference's regular-season finale for both teams. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:09:07 EST The tricks to the treats http://bladenjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news/150227210/The-tricks-to-the-treats That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:34:11 EST Washington goes missing, briefly http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150233321/Washington-goes-missing-briefly For a short time, George Washington was missing. That's big news, wouldn't you say? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:58:08 EST The end … almost http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150206438/The-end--almost The details of the death of a teenager in Bladen County were late to emerge through local media because law enforcement is reluctant to release details on suspected suicides — and news organizations typically don't reports suicides,... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:11 EST Farmland preservation grants available http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/150280001/Farmland-preservation-grants-available RALEIGH – County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year's request... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:29:07 EST High schools host volunteer fairs http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150279336/High-schools-host-volunteer-fairs Another successful year for the annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club's High School Volunteer Fairs is in the books, as both East Bladen and West Bladen high schools assisted the club as hosts of the events. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:34:11 EST ‘Roger’s Wish’ collection growing steadily http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/150251162/Rogers-Wish-collection-growing-steadily ELIZABETHTOWN — There is still time to get your new and gently used blankets or sleeping bags to the Bladen Journal for the second annual Roger's Wish blanket drive for the needy and homeless — but time is running... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:05 EST Area hunters aim to make a difference in their community http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150265244/Area-hunters-aim-to-make-a-difference-in-their-community Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:04 EST Knights set to host the Dark Horses http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150260232/Knights-set-to-host-the-Dark-Horses DUBLIN — West Bladen coach Russell Dove knows that if his Knights expect to reach the upper echelon of the Four County Conference, the next three weeks will be important steps on that journey. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:35:05 EST East to square off top-ranked Bulldogs http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150243239/East-to-square-off-top-ranked-Bulldogs ELIZABETHTOWN — Before any season opens, most teams have a specific game or two circled on the calendar. For East Bladen, this week's got circled with stars around it. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:01:19 EST 1960s radical returns with conservative allies http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150227107/1960s-radical-returns-with-conservative-allies Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:37:08 EST Higher premiums … what should we expect? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/150216747/Higher-premiums--what-should-we-expect Eighth district congressman Richard Hudson's Oct. 11 editorial in the Laurinburg Exchange was titled “Obamacare leading to high premiums.” Well, what should we expect? Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:50:05 EST Wildlife Commission improves fish habitat in five reservoirs http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/150262787/Wildlife-Commission-improves-fish-habitat-in-five-reservoirs RALEIGH — Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission this summer planted aquatic vegetation in five Piedmont reservoirs to improve fish habitat and provide anglers with better fishing... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:32:04 EST Lacewell recognized with governor’s award http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150240946/Lacewell-recognized-with-governors-award Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:10 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office http://bladenjournal.com/news/blotter-news/150261966/Bladen-County-Sheriffs-Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office answered a total of 64 calls from the public for assistance between Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:08 EST Rotary dictionaries http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150265453/Rotary-dictionaries The Elizabethtown Rotary Club prepared dictionaries to be distributed to Bladen County third graders on Wednesday. The dictionaries will be distributed on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Paul Norris labels the dictionaries while... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:46:08 EST White Lake to hold information meetings regarding proposed loop around the lake http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150260596/ WHITE LAKE — The town of White Lake is proposing the construction of a loop around White Lake for the benefit and safety of those who jog, walk, ride bicycles, use wheelchairs and folks with baby strollers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:06:09 EST Commissioners approve smoking policy changes http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150248819/Commissioners-approve-smoking-policy-changes ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's smoking policy to prohibit smoking and the use of vapor products in county buildings, on all county grounds and county... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:34:15 EST Atkinson visits with local school leaders http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/150246875/Atkinson-visits-with-local-school-leaders ELIZABETHTOWN — North Carolina State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson paid a visit to Bladen County on Tuesday, during which she dropped in on several schools as well as addressed a CTE Business Partnership Advisory Council luncheon at the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:58:06 EST