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Bladen County News

$8,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

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An expired registration plate on a car helped the Bladen County Sheriff's Office make two arrests and seize a big stash of marijuana Friday night. Full story...
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Clarkton Fire Department under investigation for alleged financial issues

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State and local investigators are looking into possible wrongdoing at the Clarkton Fire Department. Full story...
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Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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videoElizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on drug and other charges. Full story...
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Rep. Jones asks for Congressional hearing on Smithfield sale

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) wants a Congressional hearing on the planned sale of Smithfield Foods, Inc., to a Chinese company. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man killed while crossing NJ highway

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A Bladen County man is dead after being hit and killed as he tried to cross a New Jersey highway. Family members tell WWAY the victim is Charles Robert Shaw. Full story...
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Bladen Co. deputies help arrest of Michigan fugitives

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office received a telephone call from the US Marshal’s Office that resulted in the arrest of a couple on the run from law enforcement in Michigan. Full story...
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Three women die in Bladen Co. wreck

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Trooper J.P. Weissinger says 48-year-old Lynette Holt Chavez of Clarkton was driving an SUV that crossed the centerline of a highway. Full story...
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Brief lockdown this morning at two Bladen Co. schools

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Two Bladen County schools were under a lockdown briefly this morning after a suspicious person at one of the schools. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man drowns in White Lake

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videoNew details on a man who drowned in White Lake over the weekend. Full story...
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Rain forces Bladen Co. graduations inside

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Bad weather has forced all graduation ceremonies for Bladen County high schools have from athletic fields to inside the schools. Full story...
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Bladenboro couple robbed while unloading groceries

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who robbed a Bladenboro couple at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries at their home. Full story...
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Warrants suggest Craigslist led to murder suspects in Bladen native's death

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Warrants released in the murder of a Bladen County native in Raleigh suggest the three suspects may have been apprehended with the help of Craigslist. Full story...
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Smithfield agrees to sale to Chinese firm

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video Bladen County is the home to the world's largest slaughter house. Soon it could be owned by a foreign company. Full story...
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'Dollars for Daisy' yard, bake sale to support crash victim's recovery

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Friends and neighbors of a 9-year-old girl who was struck by a car while riding her bike in Wilmington are hosting a benefit to support the victim's recovery in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Trial set for jailed former firefighter

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A trial date has been set for a Bladen County man and former Wilmington firefighter jailed in Virginia on sex crimes allegations. Full story...
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