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Bladen County News

Jon David sworn in as DA

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videoThe new district attorney for three counties took office today. For the first time in two decades, Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties have a new DA. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bladen deputy who spoke out loses job

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video Controversy continues inside the Bladen County Sheriff's Office. A longtime deputy says he was fired for doing the right thing. Full story...
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Power coming back on in Bladen after snow caused outages

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video More than six inches of snow fell in Bladen County this weekend. It was apparently too much for many power lines to handle. Full story...
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Business back as E'town revitalization takes Christmas break

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video Christmas time is always important for businesses. That's why shop owners in Bladen County are glad their town put a hold on its revitalization project until the holidays are over. Full story...
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Bladen shelter waives adoption fees during holidays

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The animal shelter in Bladen County is making it easier for you to adopt a pet during the holidays. Full story...
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Group helps save animals from certain death at shelters

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video Many area animal shelters are filled to the brim with animals who need homes. Often, these dogs and cats remain unadopted and eventually may have to be put down in order to make room for the other animals. That's where a local organization steps in to help. Full story...
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Students in Bladen county bundled up inside classroom

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video Students at Bladenboro Middle School are having to learn in the cold. The school's heat works in only some parts of the building. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Prentis Benston wins sheriff's race in Bladen County

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's race has been intense between the supporters for both candidates. WWAY's John Rendleman caught up with both candidates once the race was decided Tuesday night. Full story...
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New Superintendent named in Bladen County

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Roland T. McKoy, III has been appointed the Interim Superintendent and Donald Kelly has been appointed the Interim Assistant Superintendent pending final board approval. Full story...
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US Ag Secretary visits Bladen County

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video Political visit or not, local farmers got the chance to meet with someone who directly affects their lives. The US Agriculture Secretary met with farmers in Bladen County today to talk about the future of agriculture and promote rural development. Full story...
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Killingsworth retires from Bladen County school system

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video What was supposed to be an ordinary Bladen County monthly Board of Education meeting quickly took an extraordinary turn. Superintendent Greg Killingsworth unexpectedly announced his retirement from Bladen County schools Monday night. Full story...
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Bladen County schools superintendent quits

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The Bladen County school district needs a new leader. At last night's school board meeting, superintendent Greg Killingsworth told the board he wanted to retire effective at 10:15 last night. Full story...
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Technology helps give face to unidentified body

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video Putting the heat on a cold case. Investigators are looking for the identity of a man who seemingly vanished a decade ago. Full story...
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Many questions, few answers about Bladen Co. Improvement Committee

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video Last month, we did a series of reports on Get out the Vote activities in Bladen County, where candidates pay people to round up votes for them. We received a number of calls in response to those reports saying we never mentioned the biggest player of all in the Bladen Get out the Vote arena. Full story...
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Boy blindsided by car while trying to get on school bus

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A Bladen County boy was thrown 60 feet away from his bus stop Friday morning. It happened while he was trying to cross the road to board the school bus. N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the accident and one of the troopers said Jaylin Peterson is lucky to be alive. Full story...
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