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Blueprint for corporate volunteerism - Bladen Journal
I read something in the paper a few weeks ago about the struggle of nonprofits to accommodate sporadic droves of corporate volunteers. The story said that while well intended, volunteers often show up to perform a photo-op-worthy task that’s already well ...
Police, DSS join forces for event - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Police Department and the Bladen County Department of Social Services have teamed up this year to present Kids Appreciation Day on the lawn behind the Elizabethtown Municipal Building. The event will be held on Saturday ...
Second annual VGP Fashion Show set for Lu Mil Vineyard - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN – Locally owned and operated Vanessa G. Photography will be hosting its second annual VGP Fashion Show fundraiser event at LuMil Vineyard on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Vanessa G. Photography’s Class of 2016 Senior Models will be ...
Lady Knights whip Midway - Bladen Journal
DUNN — Nicole Wyatt twirled a three-hitter, Alanna Ludlum muscled a long triple and the Lady Knights otherwise used a bunting offense to hand Midway a 7-1 Four County Conference loss on Friday. The win improves West Bladen to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the ...
Knights boot game against Midway - Bladen Journal
DUNN — West Bladen’s Knights went up against Midway’s No. 1 hurler on Friday, scratching him for just four hits and committing six errors en route to a 7-0 Four County Conference loss. West Bladen falls to 6-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference, while ...
Sheriff warns of telephone scame - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker is warning residents about a telephone scam currently taking place in the county. “We have received several calls from concerned citizens about this type of fraud,” said McVicker. “Citizens ...
E’town Fire to hold movie night - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a movie night on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. at the fire station located on Swanzy Street. Admission is $2 for children under 14 years of age and $3 for anyone over the age of 15.
USDA reminds farmers to certify conservation compliance - Bladen Journal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA service center by Monday, June ...
Downtown E’town suffers power outage - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — A power outage struck the downtown area in Elizabethtown on Wednesday afternoon, plunging the business district into total darkness for about 16 minutes. Businesses located along West Broad Street and stretching down South Poplar Street ...
Suggs homers twice to lead Lady Eagles - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — Lacey Suggs usual game from the batter’s box is to eagle-eye a walk, steal a base or two and bring a run home for the Lady Eagles. On Thursday, she changed that up dramatically, slugging a pair of home runs to lift East Bladen to a 14-3 ...
Knights knock off East in tennis - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The West Bladen boys tennis team handed cross-county rival East Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss on Thursday. The Knights took five of the six singles matches, led by shutout wins from Victor Jacome at No. 1 and Matthew Bobby at ...
Coates, Eagles cruise past Union - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — Alex Coates followed up his perfect game on Monday with a two-hitter over a split six innings to help lead East Bladen to a 9-4 win over visiting Union High on Thursday. The win improves the Eagles to 7-8 overall and 3-4 in the Four ...
Look for God’s smile - Bladen Journal
Over the last two years the world has combated the largest Ebola epidemic in history. And the current upsurge, beginning in West Africa in 2013, continues even though it has fallen off the front pages of our newspapers. Ebola is a fearful disease.
SNAP Sign-Up Day set for region - Bladen Journal
ATLANTA, Ga. — On Wednesday, April 22, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will join North Carolina State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLinkTM to host a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Merchant Sign-up Day. American consumers are enjoying ...
Wrong number lands man in jail - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — With the intention of sending a text message to a potential drug buyer, a Bladen County man instead put in the wrong number and his message arrived on the cell phone of an undercover narcotics officer with the Bladen County Sheriff’s ...