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Bladen County News

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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Depite fight, Bladenboro neighborhood rezoned

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videoIt's an issue that won't go away. Residents say rezoning in Bladen County would lead to a new trailer park they don't want in their neighborhood. But will neighbors be successful as they try to stop a trailer park from rolling in? Full story...
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Bladen County elections investigation update

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Investigators say no evidence of vote buying, but find some evidence to substantiate other claims. Full story...
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West Bladen's new principal looking to lead change

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video West Bladen High School has been the scene for several news stories the last few years, but not the kind of stories the school would like. This year may be different thanks to a new principal hoping to change things for the better. Full story...
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Residents help pave way for Elizabethtown revitalization

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videoCivic leaders in Elizabethtown took a novel approach to funding a downtown revitalization. Soon downtown Elizabethtown will look like a whole other place. Everything is being replaced, from the benches to the trash receptacles, and the majority of the items are being purchased by the public. Full story...
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Not in my neighborhood

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video The heart of the controversy lies on 8 acres of land in west Bladenboro. Town leaders are considering changing it from industrial to residential and it's stirring up quite a debate. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: "Get Out the Vote" workers with criminal backgrounds

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video You may think that when you see people at the polling places on election day, trying to convince you to vote for a particular candidate, that those people are volunteers, giving their time to help their favorite candidate win elected office. But in many cases in our viewing area, those poll workers aren't volunteering at all. They're being paid to influence your vote. Full story...
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How "Get Out the Vote" Really Works

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Some candidates running for office in Bladen County think folks are getting a bit too heavy handed in their efforts to manipulate the elections. Other candidates say "Get Out the Vote" is a great way to get voters to the polls. Full story...
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Cancer-stricken girl gets pink fire truck

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Kayla Nunnery was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year. Today she's not thinking about that. Instead, she's thinking pink. Full story...
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