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Bladen County News

Drowning at White Lake

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video Police say a man drowned in White Lake. Investigators say a 20-year-old from Lumberton was on vacation, when he went into the lake Friday afternoon and did not return to shore. Full story...
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American-made clothing company announces first retailer in the Cape Fear

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Loggerhead Apparel, based in Greenville, South Carolina, announces its first Elizabethtown retailer in Leinwand’s clothiers. The company’s American-grown and American-made “Bellwether Polo” launched in early 2011 and can already be found in over 40 retailers on the East Coast, from South Florida to West Virginia. Full story...
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Man arrested after allegedly beating up landlord

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for allegedly beating up his landlord. Shawn Nathan Faulk Jr., 23, is accused of beating Robert Allen Gooden, 71, Saturday morning. Full story...
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Robbie Priest named East Bladen football coach

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Veteran head coach Lenon Fisher recently stepped down as the East Bladen head football coach. His replacement has been named pending school board approval. The Eagles promoted Robbie Priest to the head coaching position. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Assault leaves Bladen County landlord in critical condition; suspect wanted

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An argument between a landlord and tenant ended with one person in the hospital and another on the run. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old

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A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape. Full story...
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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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