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  1. Elizabethtown man charged with sex crimes with minorsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Bladen Journal

    Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said an investigation has been ongoing into reports of sexual activity with minors and, on Thursday, Jan. 29, investigators arrested Ryan Jacobs Hester, 25, of Elizabethtown. Hester was charged with one count of statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old; two counts of first-degree statutory sex offense on a child; and three counts of sexual activity parental role.

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  2. Yard sales for Saturday Jan. 31Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... head-covers, and lots more! 1. 8:00 a.m. - ? Windsor United Methodist Church at 12863 NC Highway 242 North, Elizabethtown. Here you will find lots of baby clothes, household items, furniture. This is a fundraising event for a young child who will be ...

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  3. Elizabethtown man charged with sex crimes with minorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bladen Journal

    Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said an investigation has been ongoing into reports of sexual activity with minors and, on Thursday, Jan. 29, investigators arrested Ryan Jacobs Hester, 25, of Elizabethtown. Hester was charged with one count of statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old; two counts of first-degree statutory sex offense on a child; and three counts of sexual activity parental role.

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  4. Board approves easement agreement for multi-use pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bladen Journal

    ... fountain. When completed, the path will be about 2.1 miles in length. During the public meeting in October, Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie Madden, who is serving as grant coordinator for the project, and Joey Taylor of Geographic Solutions & ...

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  5. Church OutreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Sampson Independent

    ... and transportation required. There is no fee. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 NC 242 Hwy. South; Elizabethtown. Dinner will be served every Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the old Scotchman store on Elizabeth Street in Clinton, across from Clinton Cemetery. ...

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  6. Rural areas would benefit from proposed sales tax changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A powerful Republican in the N.C. Senate proposes shifting more sales tax revenue to rural areas. Third-generation retailer Ricky Leinwand says his family's Elizabethtown clothing store has thrived for eight decades by offering high-end brands that attract customers from throughout the region.

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  7. Friends gather to pay tribute to GrahamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Bladen Journal

    Bladen JournalThe members of Elizabethtown Fire Department along with their family and friends gathered at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building to celebrate the retirement of Chief Byron Graham. Bladen JournalThe members of Elizabethtown Fire Department along with their family and friends gathered at the Elizabethtown Municipal Building to celebrate the retirement of Chief Byron Graham.

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  8. Sledge moves onRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Bladen Journal

    Contributed photoJoseph Sledge was freed from prison last week after serving 37 years for the muredrs of two Elizabethtown women in 1976. A three-judge panel, based on new evidence, found Sledge not guity of the crimes.

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  9. January 28, 2015: 3 Things to KnowRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | BladenOnline

    ... The Diabetes Support Group meeting is set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Bladen County Health Department in Elizabethtown. The topic is "12 Lessons of Diabetes." It's open to the public. Call 910-862-6900, ext 5 for information. 3. Sign held by a ...

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  10. Rouzer sets county office hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Bladen Journal

    ... aden County constituents is the first Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Rouzer's office is located in the Elizabethtown Agricultural Center, 450 Smith Circle Drive in Elizabethtown.

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  11. Week in Review: Jan. 19-25Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | BladenOnline

    A man gained his freedom, the birthday of a slain civil rights leader was celebrated, and an Elizabethtown barber is still cutting hair after 50 years. In 1978, Joseph Sledge was convicted of murdering Josephine Davis and her daughter, Aileen, near Elizabethtown.

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  12. SBI pledges to exhaust all leads in unsolved Bladen murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    After judges dismissed nearly 40-year-old murder charges against Joseph Sledge and ordered him released from prison Friday, investigators say they are working to determine who killed two Bladen County women in 1976. Sledge was serving a life sentence after being charged with the fatal stabbings of Josephine Davis, 74, and her daughter Aileen, 57, in their Elizabethtown home.

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  13. January 24, 2015: 3 things to knowRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | BladenOnline

    1. Congratulations to Louise Dunford of Elizabethtown, who won $15,000 playing Mega Millions a week ago, according to the N.C. Education Lottery. 2. When the dust settled Friday night, Clinton sat atop the Four County boys basketball standings with a ...

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  14. January 25, 2015: 3 things to knowRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | BladenOnline

    1. LoWanda Davis Productions will present "He Cheated! Why Me?" on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Elizabethtown Middle School. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children's tickets and VIP ...

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  15. Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... were stabbed to death in September 1976. Aileen was also sexually assaulted. They were found in their home in Elizabethtown, a day after Sledge had escaped from a prison work farm where he was serving a four-year sentence for larceny. Katherine ...

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  16. 3 Bladen County towns awarded water project fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | BladenOnline

    ... quality by financing wastewater, stormwater and other clean water infrastructure improvements. The Town of Elizabethtown was awarded $436,050 for water well replacement from the Federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program. It's a ...

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  17. Joseph Sledge, wrongly imprisoned for decades, now freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    ... in 2013. Josephine Davis and her daughter Aileen Davis were discovered in September 1976 inside their home in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. The women had been beaten and stabbed multiple times; Aileen Davis had been sexually assaulted. The day ...

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  18. NC man wrongly imprisoned for decades freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WTVR Richmond

    ... in 2013. Josephine Davis and her daughter Aileen Davis were discovered in September 1976 inside their home in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. The women had been beaten and stabbed multiple times; Aileen Davis had been sexually assaulted. The day ...

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  19. After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freedRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Rocky Mount Telegram

    ... were stabbed to death in September 1976. Aileen was also sexually assaulted. They were found in their home in Elizabethtown, a day after Sledge had escaped from a prison work farm where he was serving a four-year sentence for larceny. Katherine ...

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  20. Judges reverse Sledge's murder convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Bladen Journal

    On Friday, a three-judge panel met at the Columbus County Courthouse and decided that new evidence in the double-murder case against Sledge sufficiently pointed to his innocence. He was convicted in the 1976 stabbing deaths of Elizabethtown residents Josephine Davis, 74, and her daughter, Ailene Davis, 53, who was also raped.

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