Bladen County News
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Grief counselor turns words of comfort into poetic prose
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:49pm.

video She’s a grief counselor turned author. Katherine Roberts Moore of Ocean Isle Beach turned her words of healing into poetic prose. In the world of words, Katherine finds herself right at home. Influenced by her mother's love for vocabulary, ideas and imagination run wildly through Katherine’s head and flow straight to her pen. It lights a fire in her soul.

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ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:24pm.

video Tempers flared at tonight's Bladen County Commissioners' meeting after commissioner Charles Peterson showed his disapproval of the board's no-vote in naming the emergency services building after former county Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall.

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Bladen county attorney: SBI won't be called to investigate jail beating case
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:36pm.

video Bladen county commissioners met for the first time Monday night since an inmate was beaten in the county jail. Commissioners said the recent case of violence would not be added to the agenda but would be discussed in a private session.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fourth inmate charged in Bladen Co. Jail beating
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 3:32pm.

video A fourth inmate has been charged with the assault of a fellow inmate last month at the Bladen County Jail. David Wilson Gilchrist, 18, of Elizabethtown, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and second degree kidnapping.

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Bladen County woman first to win $150,000 top prize in Hot Streak game
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:08pm.

Mary Sinkler, a resident of Elizabethtown, plans to pay bills after winning the first $150,000 top prize in the new Hot Streak game. “I didn’t believe it,” Sinkler said. “I had to get my daughter to look at it before I thought it was real.”

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Train derails near Bladenboro, forces evacuations
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 6:07pm.

videoAccording to Bladen County Dispatch a train has derailed near the town of Bladenboro. Emergency Management says only one car has chemicals in it, and it appears that it is not leaking at this time.

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FIRST ON 3: Elizabethtown bank robbery suspect arrested in California
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 5:51pm.

video A man wanted for a bank robbery in Bladen County earlier this month has been arrested in California.

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Bladen Co. jail beating victim back in hospital
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 9:55pm.

video The man severely beaten in the Bladen county jail last week is back in the hospital. Joshua Ward's wife, Amanda, tells us he was showing signs of improvement, but after being released from the hospital Friday, he suffered a chronic headache.

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ONLY ON 3: David says his office 'monitoring' jail beating case
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:47pm.

video Last week, WWAY broke the story of Joshua Ward, who was badly beaten in the Bladen county jail. Former jailer Marcus Hubbard told us that kind of violence is nothing new at the Bladen county jail. He said his complaints would often times fall on deaf ears.

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ONLY ON 3: Former Bladen Co. jailer says violence nothing new at jail
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:10pm.

video Three days after 30-year-old Joshua Ward was beaten by several inmates, a former jailer says he saw similar violence first-hand. "I have seen many cases where inmates will assault another inmate," Marcus Hubbard said.

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