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Bladen County News

Silver Alert issued for Bladen County man

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Bladen County man. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Michael Blake Atkinson is a 26-year-old white man. He is 5'11" tall and weighs about 267 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder after allegedly running down another with car

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Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw said Vanessa Jones, 50, of Bladenboro was believed to be visiting family at 310 Martin Street in Elizabethtown. Kinlaw said an argument got out of hand early yesterday morning, and Brittany Williams, 25, allegedly ran over jones. Full story...
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One year later, Ammon still copes with killer twisters

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video It's been one year since a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak ripped through the small Bladen County community of Ammon. The tornadoes leveled homes and killed three people. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Baptist Church rebuilt after devastating tornadoes last year

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videoOne year ago tomorrow marks the anniversary of a string of deadly tornadoes that tore through Bladen County. Those storms heavily damaged the Elizabethtown Baptist Church. Since then the church has rebuilt and is now rejoicing. Full story...
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Bladenboro police arrest suspect in March shooting

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Bladenboro police arrested Elijah Caval Davis, 20, of Lumberton and charged him with Attempted First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Bladen county jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Man arrested for impersonating EMS worker

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Daniel Trey Horne, 24, of 33 Rosemont Lane Clarkton was arrested and charged with impersonating an EMS employee on March 23rd. Full story...
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Elizabethtown cleaners closes after 67 years

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videoAn Elizabethtown business that's been open for 67 years locked up for the last time Saturday. It was a tearful ending for Ideal Cleaners, a small business that fell victim to the economy. Full story...
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Man shot in church parking lot

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Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting last night at a church in Bladenboro. Full story...
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White Lake Police investigate shooting of 13-year-old

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White Lake Police say they are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy yesterday. Sgt. Terry Fell says it happened around 2:45 p.m. on NC 53. He said the boy was taken to the hospital in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Lenon Fisher steps down at East Bladen

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East Bladen head football coach Lenon Fisher wanted to wait until Thursday to announce his retirement plans, but word slipped out today that the veteran coach will step down as the Eagles head football coach. Fisher has been the football coach in Elizabethtown since 1980. Full story...
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Economy forces Bladen business to close after 67 years

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video After nearly seven decades, a family-owned business in Elizabethtown is closing its doors. It's a victim of the down economy and high gas prices. Full story...
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19-year-old charged with raping girl he met online

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 19-year-old man with raping a child he met online. Full story...
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Two men sentenced in 2009 Elizabethtown murder

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Two men have been sentenced in the shooting death of a teenager at an Elizabethtown McDonald's in 2009. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man arrested for plow theft

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Bladen County deputies have arrested a Clarkton man for allegedly stealing a plow out of a field. Alston Lynn Collins, 31, of 356 Bridgers Rd. is charged with felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Weather threat postpones high school basketball games

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West Bladen was supposed to host Burlington Cummings in a third round boys state playoff game. WWAY has learned the Alamance-Burlington Schools superintendent has refused to let the team travel because of severe weather watches and warnings across the state. The West Columbus boys basketball team won't be hitting the road on Friday either. Full story...
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