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Bladen County News

Investigation continues into Christmas Eve shooting

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video The investigation continues into the shooting of a man and his son in Bladen County Christmas Eve. Investigators say the two were shot after a dispute about alleged trespassing. Full story...
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Father and son shot in Bladen Co. on Christmas Eve

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video The Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a father and son were shot in Garland on Christmas Eve. Full story...
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Two men shot in Bladen Co. after dispute

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office says two men were shot this morning after a dispute. Full story...
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Observant neighbor stops thieves, cracks theft ring

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video Deputies in Bladen County say an observant neighbor led to four people being arrested for allegedly stealing ATVs. Full story...
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Candelight vigil scheduled in Elizabethtown for shooting victims

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video Elizabethtown Baptist Church along with the Elizabethtown Fire Department will hold a candlelight vigil on the lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse Monday at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the vigil. Full story...
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Wallace Leinwand dies at 88

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videoA Bladen County legend is no longer with us. Wallace Leinwand died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Full story...
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East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

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videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced. Full story...
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UPDATE: Highway Patrol says unlicensed teen was driving in fatal crash

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video Published reports say two people are dead after a car accident in Bladen County. Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Twisted Hickory Road between Bladenboro and Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Whiteville High student charged with gun at East Bladen High

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video A Columbus County teen was in court today after Bladen County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested him with a gun at a high school football game. Full story...
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State worker admits stealing more than $17k in Bladen County

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video A former NC Department of Health and Human Services employee avoided jail time by pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man charged with child rape

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with raping a child. The Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Gil Antonio Juare Garcia, 33, of Elizabethtown, Friday night and charged him with first degree sex offense with a child and first degree rape of a child. Full story...
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Three charged in Bladen Co. drive-bys

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video Bladen County deputies have arrested three men in connection to two drive-by shootings. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bladen County mourns fallen firefighters

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video After trying to save others in a fire last weekend, a Bladen County firefighter died. The hero was laid to rest today, and the community came together to remember. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made in death of Bladen deputy fire marshal

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video Funeral arrangements have been made for John McCelland Hall, 48, who died Wednesday of a heart issue from getting sick during a call over the weekend. Full story...
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Bladen deputy fire marshal dies

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Bladen County's Deputy Fire Marshal died last night after getting sick during a call over the weekend. John McCelland Hall, 48, died of a heart issue, according to Bladen County Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw. Full story...
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