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Bladen County News

UPDATE: NAACP holds memorial for Bladenboro teen

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The North Carolina NAACP will hold a community meeting and memorial service for a Bladen County teen found dead last month.video Full story...
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Duke Energy announces solar power expansion

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video Duke Energy Progress announced a 500 million dollar commitment today that will bring renewable energy and hundreds of jobs to eastern North Carolina. It's a project that includes three solar panel facilities. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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West Bladen to play tonight despite player's death

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West Bladen junior linebacker Lennon Lacy was found dead at a mobile home park in Bladen County this morning. The cause of his death has not yet been released. Full story...
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Man leaving court arrested after car chase

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videoInvestigators in Bladen County say a man leaving court this morning led officers on a car chase. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, is charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator's license after a chase just after 10 a.m. Full story...
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Deputies investigating after several shots fired during drive-by in Bladenboro

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Deputies are investigating after they say several fired shots during a drive-by shooting at a Bladenboro party early Sunday, sending one person to the hospital. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Schools superintendent pleads guilty

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videoFormer Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth has pleaded guilty to a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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113-year-old Bladen County woman dies

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videoFlorence McCoy celebrated her 113th birthday in February, which family said made her the oldest person in North Carolina. Full story...
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Bladen horse one of two to die of EEE

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State health officials are warning owners to vaccinate their horses after two horses in North Carolina, including one in southeastern North Carolina, died recently of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE, within the past two weeks. Full story...
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Woman, alleged accomplice arrested for husband's 2010 murder

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videoTwo people have been charged with a four-year-old murder in Bladen County. Donyee Bowman Jessup, 29, of Fayetteville, and Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, Salisbury, MD, have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Johnnie Terrel Jessup. Full story...
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