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Bladen County News

East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

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videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced. Full story...
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UPDATE: Highway Patrol says unlicensed teen was driving in fatal crash

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video Published reports say two people are dead after a car accident in Bladen County. Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Twisted Hickory Road between Bladenboro and Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Whiteville High student charged with gun at East Bladen High

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video A Columbus County teen was in court today after Bladen County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested him with a gun at a high school football game. Full story...
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State worker admits stealing more than $17k in Bladen County

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video A former NC Department of Health and Human Services employee avoided jail time by pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man charged with child rape

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with raping a child. The Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Gil Antonio Juare Garcia, 33, of Elizabethtown, Friday night and charged him with first degree sex offense with a child and first degree rape of a child. Full story...
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Three charged in Bladen Co. drive-bys

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video Bladen County deputies have arrested three men in connection to two drive-by shootings. Full story...
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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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