Bladen Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:19:19 EST 1800 USDA Disaster Assistance to help WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program for losses suffered... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:13:05 EST Donations top $2,500 so far$2500-so-far ELIZABETHTOWN — After a slow start, the Bladen Journal's annual Empty Stocking Fund got a big boost on Tuesday when more than $2,500 was delivered. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST Bladen County Sheriff’s Office ELIZABETHTOWN — Deputies with the Bladen County SHeriff's Office answered a total of 31 calls from the public between Nov. 18 and Nov. 25. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:58:03 EST Happy birthday! Today is East Bladen coach Ken Cross' birthday … wish him a good one! Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:02:05 EST East Bladen announces its honor roll students Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:46:05 EST Scout Hut on the verge of resurrection Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:57:05 EST Street light takes a hit, culprit sought ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials with the town of Elizabethtown are asking for the public's help in identifying the individual who struck a downtown street light post on Friday morning, damaging the light, and then left the... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:46:03 EST NCDA&CS urges shoppers to keep watch to make sure you are getting the right price at the register RALEIGH – As retail stores gear up for the busy holiday season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services urges shoppers to pay attention at the register to make sure sale items are ringing up at the right price. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:12:03 EST Feeding the hungry ELIZABETHTOWN — Kathy Page, director of the Bladen Crisis Food Pantry, is often looking for food to restock the pantry or homeless folks who are in need of food and other items. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:28:13 EST West’s FFA claims state championship DUBLIN — The FFA senior land-judging team from West Bladen High School captured the state championship earlier this month while competing in the 61st annual North Carolina FFA Association Land Judging Career Development Competition. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:58:02 EST Murder suspect arrested; one remains free;-one-remains-free CLARKTON — One of two men charged with first-degree murder after a shooting on Oct. 28 was arrested Monday by deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:03 EST Weekend to kick off Christmas season ELIZABETHTOWN — As the last of the turkey and dressing has been consumed and folks are beginning to focus on transforming their homes into the red and greens of Christmas, there are a few local activities that might help enhance the Christmas... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:28:03 EST Free public Thanksgiving meal planned ELIZABETHTOWN — For those who might be looking for a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, there will be a free “From Our Family to Yours” Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday from noon until 3 p.m. at the Sword of the Lord... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:23:03 EST Black Friday looming ELIZABETHTOWN — Shoppers throughout the area are checking out the fliers and their Christmas lists in antiticpation of all the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday bargains retailers are offering up. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:11:05 EST Autumn brings the fall of tree seed RALEIGH – This autumn, tons of seed from many different tree species have hit the ground in record amounts. And squirrels weren't the only ones looking for it. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:26:05 EST Bladenboro PD kicks off Christmas for Kids campaign BLADENBORO — Officers with the Bladenboro Police Department are getting organized for their annual Christmas for Kids event. The department is accepting monetary donations now through Dec. 9 so that officers may use the money to take a child... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:12:07 EST East Arcadia honor roll released East Arcadia School recently announced its honor roll students.Third Grade— A Honor Roll: Shyheen Everette, Rodney LacewellFourth Grade Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:28:06 EST Retired school personnel meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Retired School Personnel met on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Bladen County Board of Education board room. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:07 EST Bladen County Schools to hold Lunch and Learn Workshop ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Schools will have a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for parents and community members at the Bladen County Board of Education building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:50:02 EST Rutland attends Congress for Future Medical Leaders WHITE OAK — Adam Rutland, a senior at West Bladen High, recently attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:44:09 EST