JD Davis grew up going to Columbus County schools, and has been paying property taxes to Columbus County for years. He did not know what to think when he got a notice from Bladen County threatening to foreclose on his home for failure to pay property taxes.
Smithfield Foods announced they will close six plants around the country, including the one in Elon that produces country ham. One hundred sixty employees there will lose their jobs by the end of the year.
Elizabethtown is the hub of Bladen County, and believe it or not, there are only four dentists there. Dentists say once they graduate from dental school, they owe thousands of dollars and can't afford to set up shop in rural communities.