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Bladen County News

Police seize two of at least five guns involved in shooting of high school student

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There is some new information on the shooting death of a West Bladen High School student earlier this week. Full story...
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West Bladen student's death treated as homicide; county sheriff indicates victim had record

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The county sheriff said West Bladen senior Jahkee Sledge had a record. He was arrested twice in 2007, once for bringing a weapon to school and once for assaulting someone at gunpoint. Full story...
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Holiday Miracles for a family in Bladen County

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videoOur WWAY Holiday Miracles effort has taken us in many directions this year. When we got a request for beds, we weren't quite sure what to do. Full story...
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National Labor Relations certifies unionization of Smithfield

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The National Labor Relations board has certified last weeks vote for unionization of the Smithfield Packing plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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East Bladen Falls Short in 1-AA State Title Game

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videoThomasville knocked off East Bladen 42-13 in Raleigh Saturday night in the 1-AA state championship high school football game. Full story...
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Employees speak out about Smithfield union representation

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videoThough it was hardly a landslide victory, the employees of Smithfield have spoken. It's now official, and those in favor of the union say the outcome is overdue. Full story...
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East Bladen ready for state championship

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videoThere's Eagle fever in Bladen County and it appears to be spreading. The East Bladen Eagle football team is just one day away from playing for the state championship in Raleigh. Full story...
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Smithfield Packing is going union

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It was close, but in the end, the Smithfield packing plant in Tar Heel is going union. The results were released Thursday night. Full story...
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Smithfield union vote begins Wednesday

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videoWorkers at the largest employer in Bladen County are facing a tough decision. It all comes down to a vote to determine if the employees at the Smithfield Food's pork producing plant in Tar Heel will unionize or not. Full story...
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Dynapar to expand Elizabethtown plant

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A glimmer of hope for Bladen County. Governor Easley announced today that Dynapar Corp. plans to expand its Elizabethtown plant. Full story...
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Governor Easley announces local counties will receive grant money

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Governor Easley announced Monday that Bladen, Columbus, and Pender counties will receive grant money to help low-income families repair their homes. Full story...
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Local election boards still counting up final vote totals

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Local election boards have been working through out the day to count up all the final vote totals. Full story...
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Some believe students AYP scores are misleading

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videoJust 5 out of 14 Bladen County schools met Adequate Yearly Progress requirements. Even so, some Bladen County parents we spoke with said they are not concerned, and they believe schools are doing all they can. Full story...
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Bladen County voting off smoothly

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Like many other counties, Bladen County has had a steady turnout. Full story...
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WWAY Chick-fil-A Player of the Week

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videoThe high school football season started last Friday night. Every Wednesday on news channel 3 we will honor a WWAY Chick-fil-A Player of the Week. Full story...
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