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Bladen County News

SURPRISE SQUAD premiers at Melvin's in Elizabethtown

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videoWWAY NewsChannel 3 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer with the Surprise Squad! With the generous support of Alan Perry and Perry's Emporium, we'll be showing up somewhere every day this week helping people out by buying them lunch or filling up their cars with gas. Full story...
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Woman accused of setting house fire that killed two pleads guilty to murder

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videoA Bladen County woman is now serving time for her role in a house fire that killed a woman and her 12-year-old daughter in 2011. Full story...
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Bladen Co. sheriff wins, voters stike down three ballot issues

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Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston is a step closer to reelection, but Bladen County voters were not as enthusiastic for ballot questions about increases the sales tax and alcohol sales. Full story...
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NC 11 Bridge closed for repairs

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Drivers will have to cross the river in Wilmington or Elizabethtown to cross the Cape Fear River in this area. W.R. Marsh, the Resident Engineer, said the closure is due to damage from being struck by a piece of equipment Monday evening. Full story...
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Man shot in knee when shots fired into car after Elizabethtown party

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Deputies are investigating after they say someone shot into a car with several people inside, hitting the driver in the knee. Full story...
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Woman murdered in Elizabethtown possibly victim of domestic violence

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Police say Kelvin Donta McKeithan, 33, brought 40 year old Mary Ellen Council to the hospital. Once hospital officials retrieved her from the vehicle he drove away and did not return. Full story...
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Booze question on Bladen County ballot

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videoWhen booze is on the ballot there is no shortage of opinions and come next Tuesday voters will make their opinions law. Along the sleepy roads of Bladen County there are places to stop and buy beer just not everywhere. Full story...
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Bladen man heads to prison after attempted murder guilty plea

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A Bladen County man will spend at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this month to attempted first-degree murder, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man sentenced to life for 2012 murder

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A Bladen County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a 2012 murder. A jury convicted Jesse Earl Simpson of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Charles Bernard Stephens on Aug. 13, 2012, in Clarkton. Full story...
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UPDATE: Victim's name released in Bladenboro shooting death

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videoPolice Chief Chris Hunt said Patricia Lynn Cooper,38, died from a single gun shot wound. When emergency crews arrived at the apartment complex at 428 Ash Street around 2:30 a.m., they said Cooper was still breathing. Full story...
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