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Bladen County News

ONLY ON 3: Bladen County mourns fallen firefighters

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video After trying to save others in a fire last weekend, a Bladen County firefighter died. The hero was laid to rest today, and the community came together to remember. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made in death of Bladen deputy fire marshal

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video Funeral arrangements have been made for John McCelland Hall, 48, who died Wednesday of a heart issue from getting sick during a call over the weekend. Full story...
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Bladen deputy fire marshal dies

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Bladen County's Deputy Fire Marshal died last night after getting sick during a call over the weekend. John McCelland Hall, 48, died of a heart issue, according to Bladen County Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw. Full story...
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Bryant hospitalized with fast heartbeat

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Former East Bladen Eagle Desmond Bryant is currently in his fourth NFL season. Bryant was rushed to a hospital during Sunday's Oakland-Tampa Bay game due to a fast heartbeat. Full story...
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15-year-old girl dead after car accident in Bladen County

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video A 15-year-old girl is dead after a car accident in Clarkton this afternoon. The accident happened near the Bo's Food Store in Bladen County. Full story...
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Search continues for suspects in Bladen drive-by

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The search continues for the gunmen involved in a drive-by shooting in Bladen County last night. It happened on Mercer Mill Road near Lisbon Road between Elizabethtown and Clarkton around 7:19 p.m. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputies respond to drive-by shooting in Bladen County

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video Bladen County Deputies are on the scene of a drive-by shooting that occurred on Mercer Mill Rd. near Lisbon Rd. between Elizabethtown and Clarkton. Full story...
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Bladen County hunter takes huge buck with blackpowder rifle

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Chris Campbell from Elizabethtown slipped into the woods on Saturday, Oct. 13, intending to cap a long day of working on stands, corn piles and shooting lanes by shooting a doe that his son, Zac, could take back to N.C. State. He wound up killing the biggest buck he’s taken in 25 years of hunting, a 150-inch, 10-point Bladen County trophy. Full story...
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Man arrested for Bladen County hold-ups

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A Fayetteville man is in jail charged with three hold-ups in Bladen County. Charles Edward Leach Jr., 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of 2nd degree kidnapping. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Fire Marshal pleads guilty to stealing money from county

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The former Fire Marshal and director of Emergency Management Services for Bladen County has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Dublin hosts 20th annual Peanut Festival

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A small town in Bladen County grew in size over the weekend thanks to the local love of legumes. Full story...
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Couple charged after deputy breaks shoulder during arrest attempt

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A Fairmont man is in jail charged with assaulting and injuring a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy yesterday. The Sheriff's Office says Dep. Kenny Simmons broke his shoulder in four places and will require surgery. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Folks take a ride to celebrate fallen Bladen Co. deputy's life, raise money for his family

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video Family and friends of a fallen Bladen County Sheriff's Deputy continue to mourn his loss. But Saturday, folks came from all over to celebrate Dewayne Hester's life by doing something he loved to do. Full story...
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Deputy finds bags of pot, cocaine after car accident

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A Fayetteville man is in jail on drug charges after a car crash involving a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Inmates convicted of gun crimes could be released

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A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a North Carolina man sent to prison after he was wrongly charged as a felon for possessing firearms. It was the first of what could be as many as 3,000 inmates with similar convictions set aside. Full story...
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