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School board, commissioners meet and discuss budget shortfall - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — As the Board of Education and Bladen County Commissioners continued Thursday wrestling with the issue of a budget shortfall for the school district for the 2014-15 fiscal year, Commissioner Michael Cogdell said, “If you don’t get this ...
County Democrats to meet June 6 at 1 p.m. - Bladen Journal
ELIZSABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Democratic Party will have a scheduled meeting to make appointments and conduct business on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Bladen County Courthouse Superior Courtroom. All county Democrats are urged to attend.
Always take ideas seriously - Bladen Journal
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn’t have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way. It was one of an excellent series ...
Troxler says now is the time to prepare for hurricane season - Bladen Journal
RALEIGH – Scientists are predicting fewer hurricanes this season, but Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says that’s no reason to be complacent. He is encouraging farmers and agribusinesses, such as food manufacturers, pesticide dealers and timber ...
Search under way for missing man - Bladen Journal
GARLAND — Crews from Bladen, Brunswick and Pender counties are assisting in a search for a missing Sampson County man. Sampson County officials issued a Silver Alert for William Earl Powell, 72, of 85 Birdy Lane in Garland at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Who should fund the Wounded Warriors Project? - Bladen Journal
Dyland Frick’s column, “Vets deserve more than lip service,” on the editorial page of the May 27 edition of the Laurinburg Exchange made numerous points that realistic observers of current events have known for years. For example, trillions of ...
Hammond excelling during college career - Bladen Journal
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. Hammond has been selected twice as one of eight graduation-ceremony marshals ...
Taylor earns degree from Meredith - Bladen Journal
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. Taylor was an Aqua Angel with the ...
Red, white and true blue - Bladen Journal
There are times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR and I find myself at a loss for words – which is the rarest of occurrences, believe me – and then there are other times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR, and I can’t say enough.
NCDOT announces winners for Division Six Safety Roadeo - Bladen Journal
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. The winners were honored Tuesday in Fayetteville. The event tested the ...
E’town man arrested after three break-ins - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man was arrested on Wednesday, May 20, are charged in connection with a reported break-in and stolen property. According to Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, officers responded to a residence on Queen Court for a ...
Fire departments receive grant money - Bladen Journal
RALEIGH — Several Bladen County volunteer fire departments recently received grants from the 2015 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the state of North Carolina. The program is administered by the N.C. Office of State Marshal. The fund was created by ...
Eagles knock off Knights in opener - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — East Bladen traveled to West Bladen on Tuesday to open the Dixie Youth Pre-Majors summer season, and did something they couldn’t do during the spring high-school season: beat the Knights. Alex Coates gutted out a complete-game six-hitter on ...
Church to begin offering free lunchs to those in need - Bladen Journal
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.. Joe Lowery, of Sword of the Lord Ministries, said he will begin delivering free bagged lunches to those in need on the ...
N.C. Wildlife Federation accepting Conservation Award nominations - Bladen Journal
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 unwavering ...