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Bladen County News

Security tightened after WBHS shooting

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video A student shot outside of a Bladen County high school is recovering tonight. The incident has parents at West Bladen High looking for answers. Parents had tons of questions after the shooting, and some are still out of the loop today, including the victim's mother. Full story...
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Astronaut lands in Bladen County hometown

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A hometown hero returned to Bladen County. Retired NASA astronaut Curtis Brown was escorted by police into downtown Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Student shot at West Bladen HS, but didn't realize it until he got on the bus

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video The Superintendent of Bladen County Schools tells John Rendleman that one student was shot Tuesday afternoon at West Bladen High School shortly as school was letting out around 3 p.m. Full story...
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State, feds invesitgate elections allegations in Bladen Co.

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video From vote buying to violations of a federal law, state and federal elections investigators have their hands full with Bladen county. There's not one or two but three investigations into recent elections and candidates. Full story...
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Holden Beach pavilion unsafe

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video The Jordan Boulevard Pavilion is closed until further notice after engineers discovered its pylons were leaning. Full story...
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Orton Plantation being sold, renovated

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The new owner plans to restore the house and renovate the grounds. To do it, the gardens at Orton Plantation will be closed indefinitely starting June 1. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Pope upsets Gore in DA race

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With all three counties reporting, Butch Pope has pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the night by beating Rex Gore for the Democratic nomination for District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District. Full story...
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Are you ready for Election Day?

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After months of campaigning, the big day has finally arrived. But are you ready for Election Day? Do you know where to vote? Do you know if you are even registered properly? Do you even know who you can vote for? Full story...
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Early voting down from 2008 primary

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Across the state, about 170,000 people voted early ahead of tomorrow's election. That's about a third the number who took advantage of one stop voting during the presidential primary two years ago. Full story...
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State investigating Bladen Co. vote buying allegations

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Larry Hammond, Bladen County's Elections Director, said he received a call from the state BOE yesterday informing him of the allegations. He said the BOE did not tell him who made the allegations or about whom the allegations were made. Full story...
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NC High Risk Insurance Pool coming to Bladen County

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While we wait for the new health care law to go into effect, the state's high risk insurance pool is coming to Bladen County to enroll more people. Full story...
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Bladen commissioners pick another replacement

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Bladen County Commissioners last night picked another person to finish out the term of Margaret Lewis-Moore. Full story...
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Bladen Commissioner-elect, mother killed in crash

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The man picked to replace a Bladen County Commissioner who died last month was killed in a car crash this morning. Full story...
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No charges filed in death of Bladen County man

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After a thorough investigation by members of the Elizabethtown Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, and an intensive review of the evidence they collected, it had been determined that no charges will be filed against Caleb Stoker for the shooting death of Ricky Carroll. Full story...
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Forecast prompts Wednesday school delays

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Stay with WWAY online and on air for all the latest delays, closings and forecasts. Full story...
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