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9 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

Drug testing for Work First recipients gets put in limbo7:26 pm

A new North Carolina requiring drug testing for welfare recipients has seen implementation delayed until July 1, 2015, thanks to a vote in the N.C. House last week.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

10 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

Commissioners approve application for rock arch fish way

Contributed photoConstruction of a rock arch ramp fish way on the Cape Fear River near the William O Huske Lock and Dam No.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bladen Journal

Power deal may be looming soon12:02 pm

Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in parts of Bladen County and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Red Springs, NC, Lumberton, NC, Henderson, NC, Wilson, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Bladen Journal

Chief set to step down3:09 pm

Over the past 25-plus years, Bryon Graham has gotten used to the heat of his job.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, Fire

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bladen Journal

Store to pay sales tax for customers1:38 pm

While many back-to-school shoppers are mourning the demise of the state's tax free weekend, one Bladen County business will still offer a tax-free weekend of sorts.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Small Business, Personal Finance

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bladen Journal

Crime reports2:31 pm | 0

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 55 calls from the public between July 16 and July 23. Deputies responded to eight calls for breaking and/or entering, five calls for larceny, five for physical and/or verbal assault, two for drugs, two for alarms and one for suspicious activity.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kelly, NC, Clarkton, NC

Bladen Journal

Virus is attacking the state's pigs8:09 am | 0

Sow farm owners in Bladen County have been impacted by a pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, as have their counterparts elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the United States.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bladen Journal

County honors employees for longevity

Cynthia Campbell, center was honored for 20 years of service to the county. Bladen County Commissioners Chairman Jimmie Smith presented her with a certificate as her supervis0r Vickie Smith looks on.

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Bladen Journal

Driver arrested after striking pedestrian.July 16th | 0

A Bladen County man was hit by a vehicle as he walked along Quail Street in Elizabethtown, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested on drug and driving charges.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, Drugs

Bladen Journal

Bladen County Sheriff's OfficeJuly 16th | 0

The Bladen County Sheriff"s Office handled a total of 60 calls for assistance from the public between July 9 and July 16. Among those calls were 11 for larceny, five for suspicious activity, five for verbal and/or physical assaults, three for alarms and three for breaking and/or entering.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bladenboro, NC

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Two brothers killed in motorcycle crash, Bladen Co. man charged with deaths

Two brothers riding their motorcycles in Bladen County were killed when an SUV pulled out in front of them on Highway 53 Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: White Oak, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Robesonian

Reward offered for information in club murder

Nearly seven weeks after a Bladen County man was killed at a Lumberton club, Gov. Pat McCrory announced that a cash reward would be offered for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Lumberton, NC, Robeson County, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bladen Journal

Kidnapping brought to a succesful close

A 23-year-old man who was abducted in South Carolina and being held in Cumberland County is free, thanks to the efforts of several area law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Elizabethtown, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Elizabethtown woman arrested for hitting pedestrian with a car

According to officials, police received a call of a pedestrian struck on Quail Street around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

FBI: Kidnap victim rescued with help of area agencies in elaborate international plot

Federal agents say they rescued a South Carolina man in North Carolina with the help of several area agencies six days after the man was kidnapped as part of an international plot.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Bladen Journal

Bladen Historical Society, Haromny Hall hold triple header meeting

The Bladen County Historical Society and Harmony Hall held a Triple Header meeting at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building on Tuesday night where they heard a presentation of grant funding, the significant battles leading up to the Battle of Elizabethtown during the Revolutionary War and a held a business meeting.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bladen Journal

Request for permit for Cybernet denied; Smith will appeal decision

The Bladenboro Town Board met on Monday night and heard from Attorney Goldston Womble regarding the condition of Cybernet, a business in Bladenboro which is owned and operated by Jeff Smith of Dublin.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC, Dublin, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bladen Journal

Second chance

Voters in Bladen County will once again have the opportunity to decide whether they want everyone - residents and visitors alike - who purchase consumer goods in the county to pay an additional one-quarter of a penny in sales tax to benefit Bladen County Schools' efforts to refurbish and/or repair their 13 school facilities.

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Related Topix: East Arcadia, NC, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Identity released of 8-year-old child that drowned in Jones Lake

NC State Park officials confirm 8-year-old Moses Morgan of Elizabethtown drowned while swimming in Jones Lake, located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

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