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Bladen County News

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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West Bladen gets nipped by Northwood

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video The West Bladen Knights held the lead all the way through the middle of the fourth quarter. Northwood emerged the winner though to advance to the 2-A East Finals in Fayetteville on Saturday. Full story...
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Pender and East Bladen both advance in high school basketball state playoffs

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New Hanover won on Wednesday. East Bladen and Pender both won on Thursday. Will West Bladen be able to hold their own as they represent our region on Friday when they play in Fayetteville? Full story...
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State ends Bad Check Program

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It's a sign of the times, and businesses in Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties are paying the price for it. District Attorney Jon David announced today the state eliminated the Bad Check Program for the three counties David represents to save money. Full story...
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New Hanover, East Bladen, West Bladen and Pender are headed to Fayetteville in search of a berth in the state title game

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Three more wins. That's all it will take in order to win a state championship for the teams still alive in the high school basketball state playoffs. The quest for Pender, West Bladen, East Bladen and New Hanover will continue in Fayetteville this week. Click full story for the full schedule and pairings. Full story...
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Teen charged with murder after Bladen girl stabbed

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video WWAY has confirmed 17-year-old Princess L. Cromartie died after she was stabbed Thursday afternoon. It's Bladen County's first murder of the year. Full story...
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State high school basketball playoff pairings released

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The state playoffs for high school basketball start Monday. The pairings are set. Let the excitement begin. Full story...
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