Bladen Journal- RSS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/ http://bladenjournal.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:35:17 EST 1800 Tobacco still killing people and economy http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/151502414/Tobacco-still-killing-people-and-economy If the increased likelihood of heart disease, blackened teeth, cancer or emphysema weren't enough, we can offer another reason for a smoker to toss away those cigarettes.Actually, almost 1.2 million reasons. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:01:12 EST USDA Partnering to Conduct Grant Workshops to Support Local Foods http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151523785/USDA-Partnering-to-Conduct-Grant-Workshops-to-Support-Local-Foods WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture recently announced a partnership through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Project... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:21:11 EST Friends gather to pay tribute to Graham http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151549390/Friends-gather-to-pay-tribute-to-Graham ELIZABETHTOWN — The members of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, along with representatives of fire departments across Bladen County, gathered in the Council Chamber in the Elizabethtown Municipal Building to fete Chief Byron Graham with a... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:46:12 EST Sledge moves on http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-news/151521510/Sledge-moves-on Joseph Sledge is a free man. He's also in line to receive $750,000 from the state of North Carolina. After a number of years as a Fayetteville resident, a short time as an inmate at White Lake Prison Camp and 37 years as a prisoner of the state... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:12 EST Finale: Good things happening in the schools http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151547681/Finale:-Good-things-happening-in-the-schools ELIZABETHTOWN – We've come to the last article in our five-part series about good things happening in all our schools. The key message has been that on any given day you can find many good things happening in any of our schools. Schools... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:11:12 EST County tabs construction manager http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151542520/County-tabs-construction-manager ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners interviewed representatives of two companies Tuesday afternoon and voted 6-3 to award the the duties of managing the construction of the proposed new Bladen County Jail and law enforcement... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01:13 EST N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville set to open Feb. 28 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151543635/N.C.-Museum-of-Natural-Sciences-at-Whiteville-set-to-open-Feb.-28 WHITEVILLE — The newly renovated branch of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville will be unveiled to the public on Saturday, Feb. 28. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:16:18 EST Elizabethtown Primary releases honor roll http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151543539/Elizabethtown-Primary-releases-honor-roll Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its second nine-week list of honor students.Third Grade— Superintendent's List: Bryan Barnes Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:11:15 EST Suggs shines in Lady Eagles’ win http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151543422/Suggs-shines-in-Lady-Eagles-win ELIZABETHTOWN — It's rare when a single player outscores an entire team, but on Tuesday against the Lady Dark Horses of Clinton, East Bladen's Lacey Suggs did just that — putting 29 points into the scorebook to lead the Lady... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST Suggs’ big double-double rips Clinton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498172/Suggs-big-double-double-rips-Clinton ELIZABETHTOWN — It's rare when a single player outscores an entire team, but on Tuesday against the Lady Dark Horses of Clinton, East Bladen's Lacey Suggs did just that — putting 29 points into the scorebook to lead the Lady... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:06:12 EST Eagles fall short vs. Clinton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498141/Eagles-fall-short-vs.-Clinton ELIZABETHTOWN — Clinton's Dark Horses threw a monkey wrench into East Bladen's playoff hopes on Tuesday with a third-quarter surge that led to a 59-53 Four County Conference win. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST Defense lifts West Bladen http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498120/Defense-lifts-West-Bladen TEACHEY — Eight players scored for West Bladen and the Knights used a big second half Tuesday to knock off Wallace-Rose Hill for the second straight game, 55-40. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:12 EST Lady Knights whip Wallace-Rose Hill http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/151498156/Lady-Knights-whip-Wallace-Rose-Hill TEACHEY — Back-to-back Four County Conference games between Wallace-Rose Hill and West Bladen's Lady Knights produced a buzzer-beating win for West Bladen on Saturday, but Tuesday's tilt required no last-second heroics. Instead,... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:56:10 EST Creating more bird habitat opportunities http://bladenjournal.com/news/news_agricultural/151515491/Creating-more-bird-habitat-opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:12 EST Writer gives heartfelt thanks http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/151520918/Writer-gives-heartfelt-thanks I would like to say thank-you to the Bladen County EMS, Tar Heel Rescue and Bladen County Sheriff's Deputy Cpl. Daniel Clark. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:11:12 EST Rouzer sets county office hours http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151518047/Rouzer-sets-county-office-hours WASHINGTON – Freshman Congressman David Rouzer (North Carolina) announced recently that his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th Congressional District. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:56:11 EST SBI reopens investigation into 1976 murders http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515574/SBI-reopens-investigation-into-1976-murders RALEIGH — On the heels of Friday's release of Joseph Sledge from prison after he was exonerated for a double-murder in Bladen County, the State Bureau of Investigation has reopened the investigation into the 1976 murders of Josephine and... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:11:13 EST Horse, tack auction set for Feb. 2 http://bladenjournal.com/news/news/151515769/Horse-tack-auction-set-for-Feb.-2 LUMBERTON – The Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center will host a horse and tack auction on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Pavilion. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST BCC president weighs in on Obama tuition plan http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-news_education/151515348/BCC-president-weighs-in-on-Obama-tuition-plan DUBLIN — Bladen Community College President William Findt agrees with the idea proposed by President Barack Obama that students have two years of education beyond high school. Findt says it is now virtually a requirement that those entering the... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:56:13 EST Shale at the root of future gasoline prices http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/151438712/Shale-at-the-root-of-future-gasoline-prices Did anyone out there predict that we would ever see the price of a gallon of gasoline again hovering just over the $2 mark? No hands popped up, right?But it's true. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01:12 EST