Wed Dec 04, 2013
Heart-felt gifts push Empty Stocking Fund past goal
The prayers of numerous Bladen County children were answered in a big way this week when several contributors stepped forward and gave from the heart to the Bladen Journal's annual Empty Stocking Fund.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Crash kills 1, injures 4
A 37-year-old Elizabethtown man was killed and his wife and three young children were injured in a single-car crash on Sunday night.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Three gifts push Empty Stocking Fund to $3,265
The West Bladen High FCCLA delivered $105 for the effort, Bethlehem United Methodist Women contributed $75 in memory of Mary Stockes and Cephus Beatty gave $30 - which pushes the total so far to $3,265.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Christmas Arrives in Style in Elizabethtown
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Holiday Shopping Village
Hundreds of folks came from far and wide to visit the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Shopping Village on Saturday at the Cape Fear Farmer's Market.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Bladenboro fire station project receives funding
Nov. 27 --A new building to house the Bladenboro Volunteer Fire Department took another step closer to becoming reality on Tuesday when the town was presented a check in the amount of $907,500 for a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture .
Big shopping day
The crowds were out in downtown Elizabethtown for deals on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The building will be 3.5 million square feet and cost about $23 million. - Nov. 30, 1978: An ice cream social is planned as a farewell gesture for Bladen County Sheriff John B. Allen, who is retiring after 32 years of service.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Empty Stocking Fund gets two new gifts
Three gifts to the Bladen Journal's Empty Stocking Fund this week pushed it past the $3,000 mark and well on its way toward a goal of $7,500.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Bladen teachers win Bright Ideas grants
Five teachers from the Bladen County School District were among the 150 educators honored Friday, Nov. 15, at the 11th annual Touchstone Energy Bright Ideas education grant awards luncheon at the Dail Club at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Runaway wanted for attempted murder
On Friday, Nov. 15, police dispatchers received a call at about 9:05 p.m. concerning a runaway foster child.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Search for teen turns up attempted murder suspect
The Elizabethtown Police Department was originally looking for 17-year-old Davana Tuck as a "runaway foster child."
Empty Stocking Fund urging donations
It's the season of giving, and there's no better way than to help the Bladen Journal and the local Department of Social Services to bring some Christmas cheer to the children of less-fortunate children.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
According to Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw, Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Moore located Tyrone Rachim Gordon, 37, near Martin and Morehead Streets.
Empty Stocking Fund gets under way for 2013
The 2013 holiday season can now officially kick off with the start of the Bladen Journal's annual Empty Stocking Fund effort.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Operation Christmas Child set to kick off
With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Elizabethtown individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Maria Hood Maynard and Colin Dailey McSwain, both of Whiteville, were united in marriage on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 6 p.m. in Lucille's Garden at Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Evidence stored away may prove Joseph Sledge's innocence
In August, stored in lockers in the Bladen County Sheriff's office, investigators with the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission found boxes and notebooks full of evidence that could be Sledge's ticket out of prison, his lawyers say.