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Bladen County News

Memorial tribute honors Bladen County man

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There was a memorial tribute Sunday near Myrtle Beach honored the three crew members, including a Bladen County man who died when a medical helicopter crashed on the South Carolina coast last month. Full story...
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Local counties see fall in unemployment

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There is encouraging news on the job front. There was a downtick in unemployment for our local counties in August. Full story...
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Bladen County commissioners okay selling of euthanized cats

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Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes. Full story...
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Bladen County excited about Dupont and new jobs

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videoThere is some positive economic news from Bladen County. The Dupont facility on the Bladen/Cumberland County line is expanding. The company's 55 million dollar investment will produce new jobs. Full story...
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Bladenboro hopes for field of dreams

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videoFolks in Bladenboro would like to have a new sports complex. WWAY's John Rendleman said the town is trying to work out a deal that would turn a 15-acre corn field into a field of dreams. Full story...
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Escaped inmate back behind bars

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An inmate who escaped from the Bladen Correctional Center in Elizabethtown Tuesday morning is back behind bars. Thirty-two-year-old Hieu Bui walked away from his dorm and scaled a fence around 11:30 a.m. Full story...
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Area driver license office to close for update

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Driver license offices around Southeastern North Carolina will each close for half a day this week as the DMV moves to a central issuance system for licenses and IDs. That means you'll get a temporary... Full story...
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Volunteers rebuild home destroyed by tornado

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videoIt's amazing what a few nails, wood and some concrete can do. For one Bladen County family, it can change a case of bad luck into good fortune. Full story...
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Warehouse fire out; Peanut roasting resumes

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A Clarkton peanut factory is fully operational once again, after a fire destroyed its warehouses last week. Full story...
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Three local teams alive in state baseball championship

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videoSixteen teams are competing for the Dixie Ten and Under Baseball State Championship in Bladen County this week, including three squads from our viewing area. WWAY's John Rendleman has more from Clarkton. Full story...
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Peanut plant still burning after Thursday night fire

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videoNearly 20 fire departments from Bladen and Columbus County responded to the blaze that started late Thursday night. The two buildings belonging to the EJ Cox Peanut Plant are chock full of nuts; peanuts that will be roasting for at least another week. Full story...
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Major fire strikes two warehouses at peanut plant

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Those furious thunderstorms that rumbled through Bladen County Thursday night may have caused a major fire. Two warehouses went up in flames at the EJ Cox Peanut Plant near Clarkton and the Bladen/Columbus County line. Full story...
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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick. Full story...
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Native American students may have to change schools

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videoThe Waccamaw-Siouan tribe community straddles the Bladen / Columbus county line. Those on the Bladen side have been allowed to go to Columbus County schools with no problem, but new school policies are changing that. Full story...
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Microburst takes Bladenboro by storm

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videoA microburst touched down in Bladenboro last night. That's not a tornado, but it still caused enough damage to warrant a big cleanup Tuesday. Full story...
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