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Bladen County News

The "Original" Patch Adams Makes a House Call in Bladen County

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videoPatch Adams, the unconventional, yet caring doctor made famous by Hollywood, made a house call to Bladen County Thursday night. The Cape Fear Vally Health System brought Adams to Bladen County in order to celebrate the health system's recent partnership with Bladen County Hospital. Full story...
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Former Whiteville basketball star arrested

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A former Whiteville high school basketball star is in trouble with the law. Chris Wilcox now plays for the Seattle Sonics in the NBA. Full story...
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White Lake drowning update

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New information in the weekend drowning of a Bladen County boy at the White Lake Water Festival Full story...
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Boy drowns at water festival

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The community of Elizabethtown is mourning the loss of a six year old boy after he drowned Saturday during the White Lake Water Festival. Full story...
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Hewett to receive paycheck during suspension

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Opinions on the street are mixed as to whether Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett should get a paycheck during his suspension. But opinions aside, the county attorney has made a decision. Full story...
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Cape Fear Valley Hospital to lease Bladen County Hospital

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Just a year ago it was in danger of closing its doors for good. But now the Bladen County Hospital is getting ready to expand its services. Full story...
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Six jailed after Bladen County drug bust

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videoSix people spent the holiday weekend behind bars after a large drug bust in Bladen County Thursday night. Investigators found more than 20 pounds of cocaine on the suspects, which has a street value of more than $1 million. Full story...
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Family looking for answers after fatal standoff

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videoEarlier this week a standoff in Bladen County started with an agitated man with a gun. It ended with officers shooting and killing Tom Adams. Now his family is searching for answers. Full story...
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Bladen County standoff has deadly end

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videoThe standoff started at mid-morning off Center Road near Butler Mill Road. The sheriff says an agitated 63-year-old Thomas Adams ran his wife out of the house. She ran to a neighbor's house and called police while he holed up inside with at least one gun. Full story...
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Bladen County officials working to lower dropout number

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videoIn Bladen County last year about 1,700 students started the year off in the county's two high schools. By the end of the year 148 of them dropped out. Now school officials are working to lower that number. Full story...
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Fire kills 70-year-old Shallotte man

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A 70-year-old man is dead after a house fire in Shallotte. Full story...
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Bladen County Animal Shelter asks for community's help

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videoThe Bladen County Animal Shelter is trying to do their part when it comes to saving animals. However, they want the community to take responsibility for the outcome. Full story...
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Temperatures to drop, animal control keeping eye on pet owners

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Temperatures are expected to drop later this week. The Bladen County Animal Control office is keeping an eye out for problem pet owners. Full story...
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Brunswick County fixing emergency radio problem

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Yesterday we told you about some problems Brunswick County is having with its 911 dispatch calls and emergency radio signals. Today officials explained what they're doing to fix the problem. Full story...
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