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Bladen County News

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...

Tar Heel mourns firefighter's death

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video Family and friends are mourning the loss of a fallen firefighter, husband, son, brother and friend. The volunteer firefighter died on the way to a call in Bladen County yesterday. Full story...

Fire chief's son killed on way to emergency in Bladen County

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A member of the Tar Heel Fire Department has died from injuries suffered in a car accident on the way to an emergency. Bladen County Fire Marshal Bradley Kinlaw said the firefighter was David Hunsinger Jr., the son of Tar Heel Fire Chief David Hunsinger Sr. Full story...

Elizabeth revitalization costing more, taking longer than expected

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Folks in Elizabethtown might have to pay a bit more money to beautify their historic downtown area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bladen Co. attorney busted for coke, heroin; Friend charged with prostitution

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video Wilmington Police recently busted a Bladen County attorney for having drugs… then a day later, they charged the woman he was with, with prostitution. Full story...
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All-State honors go to Hoggard's Stilman White and East Bladen's C.J. Melvin

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East Bladen's C.J. Melvin earned all-state honors on Wednesday. Melvin will play college hoops at East Carolina. Hoggard's Stilman White also was named all-state. White hasn't made a commitment yet, but he does plan to play college basketball. Full story...
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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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Alton Hill resigns as East Bladen basketball coach

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Alton Hill's tenure at East Bladen High School didn't last long. He's resigned after just one season as the boys basketball coach at East Bladen. Full story...
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East Bladen loses title game third year in a row

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video Salisbury beat East Bladen by 32 points Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill in the 2-A girls state high school basketball title game. Full story...
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East Bladen girls hope third time is charm

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video After losing in the state title game the last two years East Bladen is hoping to make 2011 be the year for a championship. Full story...
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Ethanol in gas may affect fuel efficiency

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video Some folks say that the increasing amount of ethanol in the gasoline that you put in your car may affect your fuel efficiency and how your vehicle operates. Full story...
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New law to help improve child nutrition

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre and USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon came to Bladen County to celebrate National Nutrition Month. During their visit to Elizabeth Primary School, McIntyre and Concannon spoke to students and faculty about the importance of nutrition in public schools. Full story...
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Pender boys, East Bladen girls advance to the state finals; New Hanover boys fall short

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Next Saturday will be state championship weekend for high school basketball. Pender and East Bladen both earned invitations today in Fayetteville. Full story...
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