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Bladen County News

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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Man scares off two coyotes, protects dog from attack

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videoA daring decision to scare off an animal may have saved a dog’s life. Early this morning a Bladen county man found himself face to face with two coyotes that were ready to pounce on his pooch. Full story...
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Man put in cell with, attacks suspect charged with trying to kill him

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video The past of two Bladen County men found them squaring off behind bars yesterday. Eric Bennett, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted murder back in February. Yesterday one of his alleged victims wound up in his jail cell. Full story...
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Broken taillight leads to drugs, counterfeit money

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A deputy noticing a broken taillight landed two men behind bars on drug charges. At least one of them may also face counterfeiting charges. Full story...
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