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Bladen County News

Disaster clean-up in Bladen County, several without homes

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video With so much destruction in Bladen County from Saturday's severe storms and tornadoes, there's a lot to clean up. Full story...
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NC extends tax deadlines for victims of tornadoes

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North Carolina's tax collectors are providing a break for victims of severe weekend weather who had yet to file their 2010 returns. Full story...
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NC price gouging law in effect for areas affected by storms

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North Carolina's consumer protection experts can investigate allegations of price gouging in at least 18 counties and cities that were affected by Saturday’s storms, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Three dead after tornado hits Ammon

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video More than 20 people are confirmed dead throughout the state after severe storms hit Saturday. The small community of Ammon in Bladen County lost three people to a tornado producing winds more than 100 mph. Full story...
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More than 800 homes damaged or destroyed in NC

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Officials say at least 800 homes in North Carolina were destroyed or damaged by the vicious storm system that killed at least 21 people in the state. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue tours destruction in Bladen County

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Governor Bev Perdue came to Bladen County to witness the damage herself. She says right now, 22 are confirmed dead and 80 more are seriously injured in the state. Full story...
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Bladen County schools closed Monday

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As the county continues to clean up from Saturday's severe storms and tornadoes that killed three people, Bladen County schools will be closed Monday. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency for North Carolina following storms that generated tornadoes across the state. Full story...
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Ammon community loses two to severe weather

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video The small community of Ammon, just north of Elizabethtown in Bladen County, lost two people to the severe weather Saturday. Full story...
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Severe weather leaves Bladen County in disarray

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video Severe weather ripped through Bladen County Saturday, leaving trees down, buildings destroyed and some without their lives. Full story...
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Three dead in Bladen County

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The Bladen County Emergency Operations Center confirms there are three people dead after storms ripped through Bladen County this afternoon. They say two people are dead in Ammon north of Elizabethtown. One person is dead in Bladenboro. Full story...
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Killer storm coverage planner

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Marissa Jasek is in Ammon tonight, and Katie Harden is in Bladenboro. They'll be returning to the station later to update these stories and post video from the scene. Full story...
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UPDATE: Investigators say firefighter was speeding on way to call when wreck happened

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State Highway Patrol Investigators say a Tar Heel firefighter was speeding on his way to a fire call when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an oncoming car. Full story...

Firefighter honored by Bladen County and fire departments throughout North Carolina

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video About 25 different fire departments from throughout North Carolina responded to David Hunsinger Jr.'s last call Sunday. Hunsinger was a firefighter at the Tar Heel Fire Department in Bladen County. Some traveled hours to honor someone they didn't even know. But to them, he was a brother. Full story...