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Writer gives heartfelt thanks - Bladen Journal
I would like to say thank-you to the Bladen County EMS, Tar Heel Rescue and Bladen County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Daniel Clark. I have recently lost my husband and they were the most professional and courteous team. They did everything they could to help him.
Rouzer sets county office hours - Bladen Journal
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. The district includes all or parts of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson ...
SBI reopens investigation into 1976 murders - Bladen Journal
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 Ailene Davis.
Horse, tack auction set for Feb. 2 - Bladen Journal
LUMBERTON – The Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center will host a horse and tack auction on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Pavilion. The auction is the second in a series being held on the first Monday of each month in 2015. The first auction, on Jan. 5 ...
BCC president weighs in on Obama tuition plan - Bladen Journal
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 workforce ...
Shale at the root of future gasoline prices - Bladen Journal
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. Gasoline can now be purchased in Bladen County for just north of $2 — and that is true ...
Carolina Civic Center to host free concert - Bladen Journal
LUMBERTON — Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with patriotic and classical selections from the talented and dedicated musicians of the United States Air Force Outreach Performance program by the Heritage of America Band — also known as the USAF ...
Bladenboro set to unveil new community building - Bladen Journal
BLADENBORO — The town of Bladenboro will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new community building on Friday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the ribbon-cutting. The newly constructed community building is located at 109 E. Elm St ...
Fundraiser to help with service dog purchase - Bladen Journal
AMMON — Windsor United Methodist Church will be the site of a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. to assist Steven Amberson in obtaining a service dog. The church is located on N.C. Hwy. 242 in the Ammon community. There will ...
It’ll never be time for term limits - Bladen Journal
It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should serve a ...
In the eye of the beholder - Bladen Journal
The French masterpiece was expected to be sold for $35 million. But by the time the bidding was over … the masterpiece had nearly doubled in price to a whopping $65 million! The auction took place this past November at Christie’s auction house in New ...
Purdie’s threes highlight Knights’ win - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — Rahu Purdie drained six three-pointers, the Knights buried 13 of 18 free throws and the West Bladen bench provided some key minutes on Saturday en route to a 59-52 win over visiting Wallace-Rose Hill in a Four County Conference match-up.
Pait’s buzzer-beater nips WRH, 42-41 - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — West Bladen coach Pam Stephens knew Wallace-Rose Hill would be dangerous. She also knew her Lady Knights couldn’t afford any let-downs. What she didn’t know was that her girls would bury a trio of buzzer-beaters through the course of the ...
Hawes knows the local heads well - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN —For 50 years, Dennis Hawes’ scissors have clacked around the heads of countless patrons at Bridgers Barber Shop in downtown Elizabethtown. Hawes, 70, has been quite a fixture at Bridgers’ Barber Shop — working around the same chair ...
Lady Eagles, Lady Knights win - Bladen Journal
DUNN — East Bladen’s Lacey Suggs fell a basket short from beating Midway all by herself on Friday. Instead, her 32 points led the Lady Eagles to a 62-33 win over the Lady Raiders in Four County Conference action. As has been the case for East Bladen ...