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Bladen County News

State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson tours schools, speaks about lottery and taxes

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videoState Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson visited Bladen County schools Tuesday. Bladen County is one of three counties in the area asking voters to help pay for school improvements in the upcoming election. Full story...
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Deputies: Armed robbery ends with chase and crash

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videoDeputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused in an armed robbery and high speed chase. Full story...
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Independent investigator hired to look into Bladen County teen's death

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An attorney representing the family of a Bladen County teenager says they have hired an independent investigator to look into his death after an autopsy report said he died because of hanging. Attorney Allen Rogers said Thursday the family is questioning the autopsy report and is considering an independent autopsy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother speaks about Bladen teen's death

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video The mother of a Bladen County teen found dead says she does not believe her son took his own life. Full story...
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Bladen County woman pleads guilty to murdering woman with car

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videoA Bladen County woman has pleaded guilty to killing another woman with a car. Brittany Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today. Full story...
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Autopsy released in death of Bladen County teen

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video The autopsy for a Bladen County teen found dead in August says he died from asphyxia due to hanging. The report shows no indication of foul play. Full story...
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Woman accused of taking $500 from vet hospital

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Bladen County deputies arrested a woman they said stole money from her place of employment. Full story...
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Former Bladen superintendent avoids penalty at sentencing

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videoA former Bladen County Schools superintendent has avoided prison time and any penalty after pleading guilty to a crime. Full story...
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UPDATE: NAACP holds memorial for Bladenboro teen

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The North Carolina NAACP will hold a community meeting and memorial service for a Bladen County teen found dead last month.video Full story...
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Duke Energy announces solar power expansion

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video Duke Energy Progress announced a 500 million dollar commitment today that will bring renewable energy and hundreds of jobs to eastern North Carolina. It's a project that includes three solar panel facilities. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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West Bladen to play tonight despite player's death

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West Bladen junior linebacker Lennon Lacy was found dead at a mobile home park in Bladen County this morning. The cause of his death has not yet been released. Full story...
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Man leaving court arrested after car chase

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videoInvestigators in Bladen County say a man leaving court this morning led officers on a car chase. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, is charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator's license after a chase just after 10 a.m. Full story...
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Deputies investigating after several shots fired during drive-by in Bladenboro

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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. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Schools superintendent pleads guilty

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videoFormer Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth has pleaded guilty to a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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