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Bladen County News

UPDATE: Leak contained at DuPont plant in Bladen County

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After a leak at the DuPont Fayetteville Works Plant on Highway 87 in Bladen County, the company says no one in the community needs to take action. Full story...
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Pedestrian killed while walking with family

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video A Bladen County man was killed last night while walking with his family along Airport Road. Now his family is left with a void in their heart. Full story...
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Elizabethtown woman accused of selling cocaine

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Elizabethtown Police arrested Glynis Denise Powell, 49, at 402 Quail Street on Oct. 9. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man accused of car break in

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An Elizabethtown man faces several charges for breaking into a car in May. Full story...
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Inmates housed in Bladen County Jail for years before trial

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video The Bladen County Jail has been housing inmates for years before the prisoners see a courtroom. The Bladen County Jail is home to some people who are charged with violent crimes, including robbery, rape and murder. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with statutory rape

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Raquan Alfonzo Kea, 17, of 15 Autumn Dr. Currie, NC was charged with (1) count of First Degree Statutory Rape and (2) counts of First Degree Sex Offense of a Child under the Age of 13. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man arrested for food stamp fraud

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videoA Bladen County man is in jail charged with illegally selling a food stamp card. Elizabethtown Police arrested Richard Ziglar, 51, recently, and charged him with felony selling an Electronic Food and Nutrition Benefit (EBT) card. Full story...
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Tar Heel reacts as Smithfield shareholders approve sale to Chinese

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videoShareholders have approved the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company. The buyout comes amid food safety problems in China, and its impacts could be felt in our area. Full story...
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NC school board considering abstinence grants for Bladen, Duplin Co.

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North Carolina's school board is expected to distribute about $800,000 to 19 rural public school districts to help teach children to abstain from sex. Full story...
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Bladen County man sentenced for creating child pornography

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A Bladen County man must spend up to fifty years in prison for creating child pornography. Full story...
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