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6 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office handled a total of 57 calls from the public between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. Among those calls were 11 for larceny, 10 for breaking and/or entering, seven for verbal and/or physical assault, three for drugs, two for alarms and one for suspicious activity.

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

11 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Authorities searching for missing man

The 22-year-old is about 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 170 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC, Wilmington, NC

15 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

BCC welcomes two new trustees

At the recent meeting of the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees, two new members were welcomed to the group.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Pembroke, Randolph County, NC

19 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Sentencing delayed for Killingsworth

A former Robeson County educator who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misusing the Bladen County school system's money will not be sentenced until September.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Elizabethtown, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bladen Journal

Women's Equality: Lagging overall, but improving

In the 94 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920, which gave women the right to vote and became known as women's suffrage, the United States has made leaps and bounds in the area of women's right.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bladen Journal

Shooting sends one to hospital; suspects flee

A shooting early Sunday morning on Twisted Hickey Road in Bladenboro sent one man to Bladen County Hospital and have deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office looking for the trigger men.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Deputies investigating after several shots fired during drive-by in Bladenboro

Deputies are investigating after they say several fired shots during a drive-by shooting at a Bladenboro party early Sunday, sending one person to the hospital.

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Related Topix: Bladenboro, NC, Violent Crime

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bladen Journal

Lawsuits are filed against Murphy-Brown

Seven residents from Sampson and Bladen counties have filed lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods in U.S. District Court last week.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bladen Journal

Walmart associates volunteer at Purple Heart Dinner

In addition to a pair of Purple Heart recipients from Bladen County, George Moore and Marrell Freemen, attending the event, there were also a handful of volunteers from the Elizabethtown Walmart who attended to act as servers for the dinner.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bladen Journal

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office had a busy week between Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, answering 60 calls from the public.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bladen Journal

Murder suspect extradited to Bladen County

Chief Deputy Rodney Hester with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, of Salisbury, Md., was returned to Bladen County just before midnight Monday.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Bladen Journal

Commissioners discuss the jail design process

According to Bladen County Manager Greg Martin, the board received a jail feasibility study earlier this year that evaluated the county jail's needs, as well as looking at the construction of a new facility.

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Related Topix: Architectural Design, Arts, White Lake, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Robesonian

Of pets, mosquitoes and Ebola

These will run Aug. 25 to Aug. 29. If you got a one-year vaccination last year at the fire departments, this would be a great opportunity to get the three-year shot, thus keeping your animal current.

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Related Topix: Pets, Ferrets, Fire, Vaccinations, Health, Carteret County, NC, Medicine, Malaria

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bladen Journal

Former officer gets indicted by grand jury

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Related Topix: White Lake, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

New Hanover County ranks 2nd in likelihood of being in a crash

Three people on average die every day from a traffic crash in North Carolina, according to AAA Carolina's 20th annual ranking of the state's most dangerous counties for traffic.

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Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC

Bladen Journal

Home invader gets six to 12 years in prison

A Fayetteville man admitted his part in a Bladen County home invasion four years ago, and on Tuesday he was sentenced to time in prison in Bladen County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC, Tar Heel, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bladen Journal

Battle re-enactment to unfold this weekend

For the better part of two days, a portion of the town of Elizabethtown will be transformed to an era some 233 years ago when the third annual Battle of Elizabethtown re-enactment unfolds in Tory Hole Park.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC, White Lake, NC

Bladen Journal

Car theft ends in wreck, arrest

A short joyride in a stolen vehicle earned an Elizabethtown man time in the Bladen County Jail saddled with several charges.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Elizabethtown man arrested for stealing a vehicle, crashing into a ditch

According to Elizabethtown officials, the victim left his vehicle running while he went inside his friend's home to visit for a few minutes.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bladen Journal

Bladen County Sheriff's Office

Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 51 calls from residents between Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. Among those calls were five for larceny, five for alarms, three for suspicious activity, two for drugs, two for breaking and/or entering, one for assault and one for arson.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bladenboro, NC

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