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Late comeback falls short - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles met their match defensively on Tuesday, but a fourth quarter filled with grit, heart and determination saw East Bladen storm back from a 15-point deficit and take a one-point lead — only to succumb to a big run by ...
Bat no match for Batten - Bladen Journal
The winged intruder fluttered and glided among the rafters of the West Bladen gymnasium last Friday as kind of a pre-game show before the second round of the state’s Class 2-A East sectional playoff game between the Knights and visiting Southwest Onslow.
County hears from Bladen County Schools chief - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners heard an update on Monday from Bladen County Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor on the school system’s operating fund. Bladen County Manager Greg Martin said the board learned of some of the ...
Best bet is on Brett - Bladen Journal
Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that some friends put together a race pool for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1; not that I would ever be interested in anything like that, of course.
Bladenboro educator pens book on parenting - Bladen Journal
BLADENBORO — Author Reida Roberts announces the nationwide release of her new Christian book, “God’s Most Difficult Children: Urgent Bible-Based Child-Rearing Lessons for Parents, Educators and Church Leaders.” Teaching children about God’s love ...
Tuesday playoff basketball - Bladen Journal
Sectional finals are on tap Tuesday, and two Bladen County teams will be vying for a crown. On the girls side, the No. 1 seed and 26-0 East Bladen Lady Eagles will take on No. 8 and 16-10 Kinston at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Nest in Elizabethtown. A trip to the ...
Enduring all this northern weather has us sick, tired - Bladen Journal
We believe this will strike a chord of harmony for this county’s residents, regardless of skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or the shade of blue they prefer in college basketball. One, two, three, all together now and with feeling: We ...
Should we borrow for roads, buildings? - Bladen Journal
“Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors leading to ...
The 1491s to perform at UNC-Pembroke - Bladen Journal
PEMBROKE — The 1491s, an American Indian comedy group, will perform at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center as part of the Native American Speakers Series. The event is free ...
Lady Eagles thump Goldsboro, 56-26 - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen’s Lady Eagles broke open a tight game at halftime with a 22-3 outburst in the third quarter to knock off visiting Goldsboro, 56-26, in the second round of the Class 2-A sectional playoffs on Monday. The win improves the No ...
Waddell praised for position on redistricting - Bladen Journal
RALEIGH — Good-government advocates are applauding N.C. House Rep. Ken Waddell (D-District 46) for his support of taking partisan politics out of the way voting maps are created in North Carolina. Waddell, who represents part of Bladen and Robeson ...
School make-ups announced - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN – Bladen County Schools has announced its make-up days for closings due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 24. Starting Wednesday, March 4, 10 minutes will be added to the end of each school day for the remainder of ...
Tory Hole boat ramp re-opens - Bladen Journal
ELIZABETHTOWN — For those who enjoy fishing or a quiet afternoon of boating on the Cape Fear River, the recent announcement by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission of the reopening of the boat ramp in Tory Hole Park is sure to be met with much cheering.
Knights’ DREAM Team getting busy - Bladen Journal
DUBLIN — Senior year is hardly a time to coast for a group of seniors at West Bladen High. The 20 students are a part of the 2015 DREAM Team, a group of senior student-athletes who are being sponsored by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
‘We will not let you fail’ - Bladen Journal
I still hear the voice of my eighth-grade teacher in my ear every time I enter my school and turn the key in my classroom door. “You will not fail, we will not let you fail.” That voice, that phrase has remained with me throughout the years. Black ...