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  1. Letter from the US: Largest civil rights march insists #BlackLives Matter, #MuslimLivesMatterRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Green Left Weekly

    ... of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager found hanged to death under mysterious circumstances last year in Bladenboro, North Carolina. The hanging recalled the lynchings of thousands of Blacks in the aftermath of the 19th century Civil War and ...

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  2. Officers participate in trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Bladen Journal

    Bladen County law enforcement officers got a lesson in stress inoculation recently as they took part in a training session held at the Bladen County EMS building. Officers from the Bladen County Sheriff's Department, White Lake Police Department, Bladenboro Police Department and Elizabethtown Police Department all participated.

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  3. Race card is never very constructiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Bladen Journal

    Playing the "race card" rarely endears anyone to those who will so quickly use it, except perhaps to those who share a racist attitude toward issues, decisions and/or circumstances. So we can only assume that the sour grapes and race-card accusations being trumpeted by those at the head of BJL Construction Co., a general contractor and consultant based out of Bladenboro, is an effort to cast a shadow on the Bladen County Board of Commissioners' recent decision to award a contract for the construction of its proposed new jail to another firm.

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  4. Bladenboro getting new company, 50 jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants or loans with a commitment of more than 600 new jobs. Bladenboro will receive $250,000 to revamp a 49,000 sq. ft. building so Carol Poultry, a poultry processing company, can set up shop in ...

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  5. Two men, united in tragedy, march at HKonJRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Independent Weekly

    ... 11-year-old son. Missing was Lacy's brother, Lennon, just 17 when he was found dead hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro last August. He has always tried to be socially aware, he said, but in the wake of his brother's death, he has begun to work ...

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  6. Bladen Co. shelters closing after icy morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The winter storm that impacted most of the state caused a mess in Bladen County today, shutting down schools and knocking out power to hundreds of residents. Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw said warming shelters opened at both West Bladen High School in Bladenboro and Bladen Lakes Primary in Elizabethtown this morning to offer a warmer option to those in the dark.

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  7. Bladen Co. Emergency Management opens up warming sheltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    As the winter weather causes power outages in some areas inland, Bladen County Emergency Management has opened up two warming shelters for residents. Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw says shelters are open at both West Bladen High School in Bladenboro and Bladen Lakes Primary in Elizabethtown.

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  8. WatchRead the original story

    Monday Feb 16 | Democracy Now

    ... Lennon Lacy, an African-American teenager who was found hung to death under suspicious circumstances last year in Bladenboro, North Carolina. It was the ninth Mass Moral March led by our guest, state This week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice ...

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  9. Conference tournament week underway for high school basketballRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    BLADEN, PENDER, SAMPSON CO -- Due to the anticipated weather issues and the Four County Conference stretching from Spivey's Corner to Bladenboro to Rocky Point, the conference postponed Monday's games . Semi Finals will be played Thur.

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  10. Weather postpones basketball tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Bladen Journal

    Due to the anticipated weather issues and The Four County Conference stretching from Spivey's Corner to Bladenboro to Rocky Point, the Conference has postponed Monday's tournament games.

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  11. Tens of Thousands Join North Carolina Moral March to Protest GOP Takeover, Racism & IslamophobiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Democracy Now

    ... Lennon Lacy, an African-American teenager who was found hung to death under suspicious circumstances last year in Bladenboro, North Carolina. It was the ninth Mass Moral March led by our guest, state The original content of this program is licensed ...

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  12. Hines set to keynote Black History Month programRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Bladen Journal

    ... program on Thursday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. A native of Bladen County and resident of Bladenboro, Rev. Hines attended public school in Virginia and continued his education first at Bladen Community College, where he earned ...

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  13. New report documents more than 100 lynchings in North Carolina, several in Chatham CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Independent Weekly

    ... of his church." More recently, the family of Lennon Lacy, a teen found hanging from a swing set last August in Bladenboro, has challenged official accounts of his death. The medical examiner ruled Lacy's death a suicide; the family and a pathologist ...

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  14. Veteran shot down in Vietnam spoke to 5th Special Forces Group Soldiers at Fort CampbellRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Clarksville Online

    ... Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Campbell, KY January 23rd. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger, from Bladenboro, North Carolina, spoke to the Special Forces Soldiers about life as a POW and how important survival training can be. ...

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  15. The Life and Death of Lennon Lacy: Strange, StillRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Switched

    ... tree, but upon a Southern swing set - a fact only beginning the strangeness surrounding his death. Authorities in Bladenboro, North Carolina, abruptly ruled Lennon's death a suicide, declaring that he was depressed, and closed the case in five days. ...

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  16. Upcoming Events a " 2015Read the original story

    Friday Feb 6 | BladenOnline

    ... School). Good News Baptist Church Teens and Cherubs is hosting a Sweet Heart Steak Dinner on February 13th at the Bladenboro Historical Building, 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Plates are $10 per plate.

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  17. Grammy recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Bladen Journal

    Lee Allen wasn't quite born with a set of drumsticks in his hands, but those who knew him in Bladenboro and Laurinburg could most likely imagine that he was. Allen, who continued to bang the skins and is now a drummer for the funk band Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, has seen his career in music soar to bigger and higher heights - all the way to being part of a Grammy nomination.

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  18. Ribbon cut on new facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Bladen Journal

    A blustery afternoon in Bladenboro on Friday couldn't dampen the excitement and spirits of those who gathered for the official ribbon-cutting of the newly constructed Bladenboro Community Building. Bladenboro Mayor Rufus Duckworth welcomed those who braved the chill to gather on the front porch of the building for the ceremony.

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  19. January 27, 2015: 3 Things to KnowRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | BladenOnline

    1. Bladenboro Middle School Student Government is collecting school supplies for Old Dock Elementary. Much of the historic Columbus County school was destroyed by fire earlier this month. Call the school at 863-3232 if you'd like to help. 2. All Four ...

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  20. Road Closure UpdateRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | BladenOnline

    ... crossing will be closed until late NOTE: For emergency services - be advised that Ash Street and Grief Street in Bladenboro will remain open for access across the tracks; however, this will be the only way across for the next couple of days. WE ARE ...

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