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Ketterer accepted to dance camp in NYC - Bladen Journal
WHITE LAKE — Marley Ketterer, a sophmore at East Bladen High School, was recently accepted to attend a two-week camp at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in New York. Ketterer submitted her application and a dance video clip last fall to ...
Proposed Senate bill could mean more dollars for Bladen - Bladen Journal
RALEIGH — A proposed N.C. Senate bill called the Sales Tax Fairness Act was introduced last week and could potentially create a significant impact for Bladen County, should the bill become law. Currently, the bill has been referred to the Senate’s ...
More than a change in scenery - Bladen Journal
“Repent” is a religious word I’ve heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival preacher. With the evangelist’s ...
Knights sports postponed for Friday - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — Score another one for Mother Nature. Once again, rains throughout the region have caused West Bladen High to postpone its baseball, softball and soccer for Friday. Those games had been scheduled to be played in Burgaw against Pender County.
Walgreens celebrates - Bladen Journal
The management and staff of the new Walgreens on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown celebrated with members of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials and the public on Thursday afternoon during a ribbon-cutting.
Police chief announces retirement - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — A longtime Elizabethtown civil service employee announced his retirement at the town’s annual budget retreat on Thursday. Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw told the members of the board during the retreat held at White Lake that ...
Bee Gees music ‘Stayin’ Alive’ - Bladen Journal
The Beatles got me interested in music in the 1960s, Elton John got me interested in the lyrics of music in the early 1970s and artists like the Allman Brothers, Neil Diamond, The Jackson 5, Rod Stewart, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Aerosmith and others ...
Obama’s policy is threatening American lives - Bladen Journal
Very few can debate whether U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, who is also the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, fall on the right side of an issue that focuses on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy. Obama’s ...
Egg hunts, other events on tap - Bladen Journal
While the Easter Bunny is busy preparing chocolate eggs and all manner of yummy treats to deliver on Easter Sunday, young folks in Bladen County are preparing their baskets, putting on their Easter best and getting ready to spring into action at the area ...
New librarian takes the reins - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Public Library system has a new librarian at the helm. Kelsey Edwards, 27, joined the library staff recently and is in the process of getting to know the staff, learning about the community and learning about the library ...
Skeen tabbed manager at local CresCom Bank - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN – CresCom Bank recently named Kathryn Skeen as branch manager for its Elizabethtown branch. Skeen’s familiarity with the community and experience within the banking industry will serve her well as she continues on in her new position.
Welcome back, Kurt Busch - Bladen Journal
If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn’t be in the top 10. But over the course of the past several weeks, he has been number one. I’ve internally debated what my response should be. Do I defend NASCAR ...
Small Business Center seminars to highlight business opportunities - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — The Small Business Center at Bladen Community College is offering the following no-cost seminars on the Main Campus in Building 2, Room 207 … — How to Start/Expand Your Café/Coffee/Sandwich Shop/Bakery — Thursday, April 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m ...
Norris presented Scholar-Athlete Award - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen Athletics Director and coach Patty Evers has an ambassador to bridge the gap between incoming freshmen and girls athletics, something she had no idea about until recently. “A grandparent came to me the other day and said ...
East sports postponed by rains - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — Mother Nature strikes again! Because of the rains in the region overnight Wednesday and into Thursday, as well as a good chance for more rain on Friday, East Bladen’s scheduled baseball, softball and soccer against Heidi Trask on Friday ...