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Bladen County News

Elizabethtown sets Halloween revelry rules

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videoHalloween is less than a month away, and one Bladen County town is ready for the all the ghouls and goblins. Elizabethtown is so ready, that this week the town passed an ordinance setting the times for trick-or-treating. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Autopsy report of 9-day-old killed by dogs says baby may have had broken neck

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An autopsy report done on 9-day-old Addyson Camerino, who was killed in Bladen County by family dogs, shows the baby had multiple teeth injuries on her body and that the dogs may have broken her neck during the mauling. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard; Monday night edition

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Week number seven of the high school football season is now complete. In fact six games involving teams from our area were played on Monday night due to rain and lightning on Friday. Click full story for all the scores and highlights. Full story...
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Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

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Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number seven of the high school football season is not complete yet due to a handful of games that were suspended due to lightning. One area game didn't get started. One will conclude on Saturday. Several will wrap up on Monday. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #6 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number six of the high school football schedule is complete other than a few postponements. Hoggard remains undefeated. New Hanover improves to 4-1. North Brunswick is no longer undefeated. Click full story for all of Friday's scores. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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WWAY's High School Football preview

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video Weather pending,week number six of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of some of the best matchups. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Grandfather charged in case of baby mauled by dogs

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The grandfather of a nine-day-old girl mauled to death by dogs has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA called special Grand Jury to indict mother of baby mauled

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videoWe have new information about the nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County. In a story you saw FIRST ON 3 online yesterday, the mother of the baby girl was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mother of baby mauled to death by dogs charged with involuntary manslaughter

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video The mother of the nine-day-old baby who was mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County last month was arrested on Friday after being indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: Week #5 - High School Scoreboard

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Other than Trask's postponement, week number five of the high school football schedule is complete. Laney remains undefeated along with North Brunswick. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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WWAY's Week 5 high school football preview

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video Week number five of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Half of our area teams will begin conference play on Friday. A few teams will have the night off. Some schools are still finishing out non-conference play. Full story...
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