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Bladen County News

Public hearing scheduled for proposed Bladen Co. biomass energy facility

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The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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Suspect charged in cold case rape

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videoPaul Lee Oxendine is charged with attempted first degree rape, first degree sexual offense and breaking and entering. The Sheriff's Office and SBI used DNA evidence to solve the cold case from 1996. Full story...
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Elizabethtown

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A traffic stop helped police make two drug arrests in Elizabethtown Friday. Full story...
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$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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