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19 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July

The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent.

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Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Robeson County, NC, Scotland County, NC

22 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Car crashes into warehouse on Wooster St.

Share your kids' first day of school pictures with us using #WECTBack2School on social media.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Extraordinary People: Dancing with a Star

You're about to meet a woman who moved away as a young girl to attend a school of dance.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Arts, Ballet, Wilmington, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Man shot in buttocks during drive-by shooting

Investigators in Columbus County are still looking for the person responsible for a drive-by shooting near Cerro Gordo earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Cerro Gordo, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: #WECTBack2School

Share your kids' first day of school pictures with us using #WECTBack2School on social media.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman dies in house fire

The Columbus County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a Sunday night house fire that left an elderly woman dead.

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Related Topix: Fair Bluff, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: School activity bus catches fire

"Sleepy Hollow" filming on the River Walk in downtown Wilmington. Stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are seen at an outdoor restaurant.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County man fatally stabbed during home break-in

According to officials, deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office responded to 483 Todd Town Road in the Mollie community around 2:30 a.m. in reference to a burglary with a stabbing victim.

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Related Topix: Tabor City, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman arrested on multiple drug charges

Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Vice/Narcotics Unit began an investigation into Lisa Poole Bennett, 50, after receiving a citizen complaint.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

A project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC, Brunswick County, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Sleepy Hollow films on River Walk

"Sleepy Hollow" filming on the River Walk in downtown Wilmington. Stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are seen at an outdoor restaurant.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Nicole Beharie, Whiteville, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

The NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC, Brunswick County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Silent education protest with a loud message

Back-to-school shopping just isn't that simple anymore, not that it was ever hassle-free in the first place.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Men arrested for Columbus County burglary, shooting

Two men were arrested late Tuesday in connection with a burglary that ended with an elderly woman shot, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County woman shot during home invasion

An elderly Columbus County woman was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning during a home invasion, according to the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Brunswick, NC

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Columbus County Sheriff says 'spice' drug worse than crack cocaine

The drug - often called "spice" - is especially popular with teenagers and young adults, he said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Teenagers, Whiteville, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

SLIDESHOW: Viewer pictures of extreme flooding

Back-to-school shopping just isn't that simple anymore, not that it was ever hassle-free in the first place.

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Related Topix: Whiteville, NC

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a flood warning for southeastern Bladen County and Columbus County in southeast North Carolina until 5:30 pm.

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Related Topix: Weather, Wilmington, NC, Bladen County, NC, Council, NC

Bladen Journal

Best seeks a new trial in Bladen Co.

Attorneys representing convicted murderer Norfolk Junior "Fuzzy" Best Jr. have filed a motion in Bladen County Superior Court seeking his freedom after spending nearly two decades on North Carolina's death row.

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Related Topix: Prison, Whiteville, NC, Bladen County, NC

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

OPEN: Columbus County officials reopen Lake Tabor following algae concerns

According to Tony Watts, President of Tabor City Recreation Commission, the lake is open again after health officials decided to close Lake Tabor for swimming until test results come back negative for toxic algae.

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Related Topix: Tabor City, NC

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