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Bladen County News

Parents say East Arcadia schools needs replacing, not fixing

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videoParents and teachers in East Arcadia are concerned about the condition of their children's school. They say they need a new building; not just repairs. East Arcadia is getting about $1 million in lottery money for renovations, but parents say that is not enough to solve all the problems the Bladen County school has. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested with deputy's stolen gun

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video A second stolen gun in a week has been taken off of Elizabethtown's streets. Police, investigating a suspicious person report Saturday, arrested Carl Reaves after they say they found a gun on him. Full story...
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High school student killed in Bladen county crash

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videoA car crash in Bladen county killed one teenager and sent two others to the hospital. Highway Patrol Trooper P.M. Sanders says William Humphrey, 17, of Fayetteville was killed. The Fayetteville Observer is reporting Humphrey was a junior at Cape Fear High School and a standout athlete. Full story...
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Police find gun stolen in 1991 during traffic stop

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videoA Bladen County man is charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm and stolen property after Elizabethtown Police stopped his vehicle for having a false tag. Full story...
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Bladenboro manager charged with assaulting women at laundromat

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videoPolice say a trip to the laundromat ended violently for two Blandenboro women and landed the town manager in trouble. Full story...
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Duo arrested for Bladen Co. home break-in

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video Two Bladen County men are out of jail after being arrested for allegedly robbing a home yesterday. The Sheriff's Office charged Adam Lee Sessoms, 16, and Jonathon O'Brian Owens, 20, both of Clarkton, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Full story...
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Gov. McCory's budget cuts have teacher assistants fighting for their jobs

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video Teacher assistants around the state are fighting to keep their jobs after Governor Pat McCrory announced cutting jobs in his budget plan. Full story...
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Man already in jail charged with February shooting

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videoAn Elizabethtown man was already in jail when police arrested him for attempted murder yesterday. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with exposing himself to 14-year-old girl

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videoA Bladen County man is out jail after being arrested for indecent liberties with a child. Deputies arrested Eric Montreal Jessup, 30, of Council Sunday. Full story...
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Motorcyclist killed while pulling out of own driveway

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video A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a semi-truck. Highway Patrol says the victim is Rodney Shyron Robinson, 44. They say Robinson was leaving his driveway at 4915 Natmore Road when he pulled into the path of a semi-truck. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene. Full story...
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Deputies: Man who wanted to buy gun tried to steal gun with gun

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Investigators in Bladen County say a man who wanted to buy a gun instead tried to use it to steal it. The Sheriff's Office says Rodney Autry Jr., 22, of Elizabethtown, told the victim he was interested in buying his handgun. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Police make arrest for attempted murder

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An Elizabethtown man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot out the back window of a moving car last night. Full story...
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Search continues for suspect in Elizabethtown store shooting

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videoElizabethtown Police are searching for a suspect who shot out the front door to Bo's Foods in the 304 S. Poplar Street Saturday night. Full story...
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McIntyre, Fudge celebrate black history month

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videoA congressman and the leader of the black caucus came together Sunday for the 17th annual black history month commemoration. Full story...
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Bladenboro woman kills husband, calls 911

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video A Bladenboro man is dead, and his wife is charged with his murder after a morning shooting. Investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. Full story...
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