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Bladen County News

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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Vintage aircraft on display at Brunswick County airport

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videoNewsChannel 3 got a bird's-eye view of the Oak Island area today through a rather unique prism. We took a flight to give you an in-depth look at the vintage aircraft on display at the Brunswick County airport. Full story...
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Looking for Answers

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A Bladen County woman wants to know why her insurance company is dropping her. Eather Mitchell received a letter from her insurance company saying she will be dropped in September. Full story...
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Turkey farm in Bladen County looking like a possibility

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video The county Health Department says it can't find any reason why a turkey farm would pose a health threat to residents around the proposed site in Dublin. Full story...
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Brunswick County sheriff, affiliates, subpoenaed

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Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been ordered to testify before a federal grand jury in Raleigh this month. Full story...
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Missing elderly couple found

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The search for the missing elderly couple last seen in Leland has ended with some very good news. Ed and Julia Silver have been found. Family and friends of the Silvers say they are relieved by the news. Full story...
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New North Brunswick High School principal named

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Bob Grimes began his career as a teacher at North Brunswick High School. This week he was named its new principal. Full story...
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Brunswick County teachers to face random drug testing

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All 1,600 employees of the Brunswick County school system will soon face random drug testing. New faculty and staff will be tested prior to being hired. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board wants to raise dropout age

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How old should a teenager be before he is allowed to drop out of school? Tuesday night the school board voted unanimously to support new legislation that would raise the dropout age. A bill in the general assembly would increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Officials in Brunswick County hope it will keep kids in school. Full story...
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