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Bladen County News

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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Bladen school board approves Joe Salas as the new head football coach for West Bladen

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Once the contract is signed West Bladen will have a new head football coach. The school board in Bladen County approved Joe Salas on Monday night after voting against his nomination last week. Full story...
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Bladen school board to hold special meeting; West Bladen to have new football coach soon

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West Bladen High School hasn't had a head football coach for three months. That may change soon. In fact the Knights will likely have a new head coach on Monday. Full story...
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Bladen Sheriff's office arrest man in shooting of homeowner during break in

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The Bladen County Sheriff's office has made an arrest in connection with shooting that occurred in January. Curtis Levi Moore has been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods, and (2) counts of Failing to Appear in Court. Full story...
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Suspects plead guilty in 2009 Bladen County murder

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video An Elizabethtown murder investigation is now closed. More than three years ago, a shootout at a fast food restaurant ended with a 19-year-old dead. Today, the last two defendants entered a plea in court. Full story...
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