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Bladen County News

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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High School Hoops: February 18th

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video Conference tournament action concluded on Friday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Friday's scores. Click play video in order to watch Friday's Full Court Press. On Friday's show Brett Blizzard revealed the All-Blizzard Team. Full story...
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SBI asked to check allegations against former Bladen superintendent

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Today District Attorney Jon David said he and Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston have asked the SBI to look into accusations by a citizens group at last night's school board meeting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former DA Rex Gore & Assistant District Attorney under SBI investigation for turning in false expense reports

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video Sources tell us the SBI is looking into whether Gore allowed Kelley to expense unofficial travel in order to help beef up her salary. Full story...
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Elizabethtown revitalization project moving forward

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Elizabethtown's town manager says despite some bumps in the road, the town's revitalization program is showing signs of progress. Full story...
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East Bladen anticipates historic night at girls basketball game on Friday

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A school record held by a former UNCW head coach will likely be broken on Friday night in Bladen County by senior CJ Melvin. Full story...
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Six-year-old left on bus for hours in cold

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video When you send your child off to school on the bus, you expect them to wind up in class. But last week a child in Bladen County spent much of a cold school day on the bus. Full story...
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AZ shooting prompts McIntyre to implement more security

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video Friday's Conversation with the Congressman was McIntyre's first after the Arizona shooting. McIntyre said he will always be open to the public…now he'll just have more security in place. Full story...
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Bladen County Schools announce makeup day Saturday

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After the recent closures caused by winter conditions, the Bladen County School System has announced a makeup school day will be held this Saturday, January 15th for all county students and staff. It will be a half day with students being released from classes at 12:30 p.m. Buses will run their regular routes. Full story...
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Weather bad, but not as bad as December in Bladen County

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video Another wintry day, but the snow in Bladen County did not cause as much trouble as last month's storm. Full story...
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Four County EMC monitoring forecasts, preparing for winter storm

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Four County EMC employees are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. Because crews are located in the communities they serve, restoration crews are always on-site and can begin work immediately. Full story...
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