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Bladen County News

Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number one is complete on the high school football scene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Friday night from around North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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C.J. Melvin arrested for filing false report

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Former East Bladen basketball standout C.J. Melvin has been charged with filing a false police report in Greenville. Melvin is about to enter her freshman season at East Carolina University. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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Two-a-Days on WWAY: High school football previews continue

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The start of the high school football season is rapidly approaching. We already have our cameras out and about capturing the sights and sounds of high school football practice throughout the region. Find out when we'll preview your favorite team inside. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month

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videoThe Juniper Road Fire in Pender County is close to being 100 percent contained. The NC Forest Service just passed command of the fire to the local office in Whiteville; a move made possible by improved containment and fewer crews fighting the fire. Full story...
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Army dedicates headquarters building at Bragg

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The Army has dedicated a new building to serve as the combined headquarters of Forces Command and US Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: E'town shooting suspect surrenders

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In an update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3, the woman accused of a shooting at an Elizabethtown night club has turned herself in. Full story...
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NC storm victims say FEMA assistance spotty

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved just 23 percent of the requests for assistance it has received in the three months since tornadoes tore across North Carolina killing 24 people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Investigation continues into shooting at Bladen club

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video There are new details surrounding a weekend shooting outside of a club in Bladen County. The shooting happened early Saturday morning at Club World Wide in Elizabethtown, and sent one woman to the hospital. Full story...
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Woman shot outside club in Elizabethtown

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The Elizabethtown Police Department has confirmed a shooting that happened outside of Club World Wide Friday night. Full story...
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Tar Heel will have blank ballot come November

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video The deadline to run for municipal elections has ended and one community will have a blank ballot come November. The small town of Tar Heel in Bladen County has no one running for mayor or any of the three council positions and the deadline for municipal filings has not been extended. Full story...
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