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Bladen County News

Winter Weather Advisory continues for counties northwest of Cape Fear

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Bladen and Pender counties effective from 6 p.m. through noon Thursday. Full story...
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Bladenboro getting new company, 50 jobs

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Bladen County will get a piece of a $6 million pie. The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants or loans with a commitment of more than 600 new jobs. Full story...
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Bladen Co. shelters closing after icy morning

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videoThe 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. Full story...
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Inland counties prepare for winter weather potential

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video As the winter storm moves closer to the area, the NC Department of Transportation gears up to make sure roads will be safe. Full story...
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Investigation determines Marine's fatal fall from aircraft was accidental

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videoThe investigation into the May 19, 2014, mishap that resulted in the death of a Marine has determined that the Marine’s death was likely the result of an accidental fall from the aircraft. Full story...
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Second suspect arrested in Bladen Co. murder

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Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have arrested the second man accused in an October 2014 murder. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Driver cited in school bus crash

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videoSeveral students have been taken to the hospital after a school bus crash this afternoon in Bladen County. Full story...
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SBI: Investigation continues in Bladen Co. 1976 murders

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation continues an investigation of the reopened 1976 Josephine and Aileen Davis murders in Bladen County. The investigation continues after the man originally convicted of the killings was exonerated Friday. Full story...
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Panel exonerates Joseph Sledge in 1976 murders

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video A three-judge panel has exonerated a man convicted for the 1976 murders of a mother and her daughter in Bladen County. Full story...
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Wildlife Commission to consider easing of deer farming rules

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding nine public hearings this month on proposed rule changes, the most controversial of which is proposed regulations for holding deer in captivity. The hearings begin Tuesday in Bladen County and continue until Jan. 22, when a meeting is set for Smithfield. Full story...
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