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Bladen County News

Clarkton fire chief and asst. fire chief charged with fraud

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videoRobinson, who was the Clarkton Fire Chief, has been charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud, five counts of Embezzlement, and two counts of Corporate Malfeasance. The case was presented to a Bladen County Grand Jury Monday. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for proposed Bladen Co. biomass energy facility

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The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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Suspect charged in cold case rape

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videoPaul Lee Oxendine is charged with attempted first degree rape, first degree sexual offense and breaking and entering. The Sheriff's Office and SBI used DNA evidence to solve the cold case from 1996. Full story...
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Elizabethtown

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A traffic stop helped police make two drug arrests in Elizabethtown Friday. Full story...
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$8,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

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An expired registration plate on a car helped the Bladen County Sheriff's Office make two arrests and seize a big stash of marijuana Friday night. Full story...
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Clarkton Fire Department under investigation for alleged financial issues

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State and local investigators are looking into possible wrongdoing at the Clarkton Fire Department. Full story...
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Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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videoElizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on drug and other charges. Full story...
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Rep. Jones asks for Congressional hearing on Smithfield sale

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) wants a Congressional hearing on the planned sale of Smithfield Foods, Inc., to a Chinese company. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man killed while crossing NJ highway

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A Bladen County man is dead after being hit and killed as he tried to cross a New Jersey highway. Family members tell WWAY the victim is Charles Robert Shaw. Full story...
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Bladen Co. deputies help arrest of Michigan fugitives

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a telephone call from the US Marshal’s Office that resulted in the arrest of a couple on the run from law enforcement in Michigan. Full story...
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