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Bladen County News

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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FIRST ON 3: Records show spike in prisoners injured in Bladen Co. jail

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videoRecords WWAY requested through the Freedom of Information Act from Bladen County show that eight inmates had to be taken to the hospital after jail fights in 2012. That's compared to six over the previous three years combined. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Bladen Co. Sheriff responds to jail beating

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videoMore than three weeks after a man was severely beaten inside the Bladen County Jail, the sheriff is finally speaking out. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Grief counselor turns words of comfort into poetic prose

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video She’s a grief counselor turned author. Katherine Roberts Moore of Ocean Isle Beach turned her words of healing into poetic prose. In the world of words, Katherine finds herself right at home. Influenced by her mother's love for vocabulary, ideas and imagination run wildly through Katherine’s head and flow straight to her pen. It lights a fire in her soul. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience

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video Tempers flared at tonight's Bladen County Commissioners' meeting after commissioner Charles Peterson showed his disapproval of the board's no-vote in naming the emergency services building after former county Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall. Full story...
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Bladen county attorney: SBI won't be called to investigate jail beating case

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video Bladen county commissioners met for the first time Monday night since an inmate was beaten in the county jail. Commissioners said the recent case of violence would not be added to the agenda but would be discussed in a private session. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fourth inmate charged in Bladen Co. Jail beating

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video A fourth inmate has been charged with the assault of a fellow inmate last month at the Bladen County Jail. David Wilson Gilchrist, 18, of Elizabethtown, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and second degree kidnapping. Full story...
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Bladen County woman first to win $150,000 top prize in Hot Streak game

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Mary Sinkler, a resident of Elizabethtown, plans to pay bills after winning the first $150,000 top prize in the new Hot Streak game. “I didn’t believe it,” Sinkler said. “I had to get my daughter to look at it before I thought it was real.” Full story...
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