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Bladen County News

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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3 charged in Bladen County native's murder; blunt force trauma cause of death

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videoPolice say a Bladen County native found dead in her Raleigh apartment earlier this month died of blunt force trauma. Full story...
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Friend remembers Bladen Co. native killed in Raleigh

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video Melissa Huggins-Jones moved to Raleigh from Tennessee two weeks before her death May 14. A friend describes her as someone who loved life and loved the people in her life. She had just moved to raleigh looking for a new start when it all came to an end. Full story...
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Former assistant DA Kelley pleads guilty, must pay back money

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videoA former Bladen County assistant district attorney has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and must pay back money she improperly received. Elaine Kelley entered the plea yesterday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with raping child

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with raping a child. The Sheriff's Office charged John Owens Jacobs, 42, of Bladenboro, yesterday with two counts of first degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and one count of first degree sex offense of a child. Full story...
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Broken track led to February train derailment in Bladenboro

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videoA federal report says a train derailment in Bladenboro in February happened because of a broken rail on the track. The report from the Federal Railroad Administration says eight cars derailed the afternoon of Feb. 2. Full story...
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