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Bladen County News

FUGITIVE FILES: Duo wanted for armed robbery of convenience store

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help finding two men who robbed a convenience store in East Arcadia overnight. Deputies say it happened at the East Arcadia Party Lite at 24885 NC 87 E. just after midnight. Full story...
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Bladen County woman charged with shooting boyfriend

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A Bladen County woman is in jail charged with shooting her boyfriend with a shotgun. Full story...
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White Lake drowning victim identified

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Investigators have identified the victim of Friday's drowning in White Lake. Police say the victim was Randy Locklear, 20, from Lumberton. Full story...
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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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