Kelvin Donta McKeithan (Source: Bladen County Sheriff's Office)
4 weeks ago
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Man pleads guilty in cane-beating death of girlfriend

A Bladen County man is headed to prison for at least three decades for killing his girlfriend.
Zackery Blaze Priest (Photo courtesy: Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home )
3 months ago
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Clarkton child, 4, drowns in pond near home

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating the drowning of a 4-year-old boy. Deputies say the child's parents were sleeping in the home when he was able to get out and walk to a pond nearby.
Clarkton man sentenced for assault that cost landlord sight in one eye
9 months ago
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Clarkton man sentenced for assault that cost landlord sight in one eye

A Clarkton man will spend at least six years behind bars for assaulting his landlord more than two years ago. Shawn Nathan Faulk pleaded guilty to felony malicious maiming.
ONLY ON 3: Clarkton residents say something’s wrong with exorbitant water bills
1 year ago
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ONLY ON 3: Clarkton residents say something’s wrong with exorbitant water bills

Some residents in Clarkton say there's something wrong with their water bills. They say say it's a problem that should have been fixed months ago.
Soldier’s homecoming an early Christmas surprise for daughter
2 years ago
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Soldier’s homecoming an early Christmas surprise for daughter

An ordinary school day turned into one a little girl will never forget, when her father returned home early from Afghanistan. Caroline McKernan thought she was performing on stage for her class, but she was in for a big surprise.
17-year-old charged with statutory rape
2 years ago
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17-year-old charged with statutory rape

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.
Clarkton fire chief and asst. fire chief charged with fraud
2 years ago
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Clarkton fire chief and asst. fire chief charged with fraud

Robinson, who was the Clarkton Fire Chief, has been charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud, five counts of Embezzlement, and two counts of Corporate Malfeasance. The case was presented to a Bladen County Grand Jury Monday.
Return to sender: USPS decides to hold off on cutting hours at several area post offices
2 years ago
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Return to sender: USPS decides to hold off on cutting hours at several area post offices

After announcing Thursday that it would scale back hours at several post offices in southeastern North Carolina, the Postal Service reversed course Thursday night.
Man charged with shooting in Clarkton
3 years ago
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Man charged with shooting in Clarkton

Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston told WWAY News a call came in to 911 at 6:22 Monday night. Deputies went to a house in Clarkton where they found a 51 year old black male suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Clarkton man arrested for attempted murder
3 years ago
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Clarkton man arrested for attempted murder

A Clarkton man is facing an attempted murder charge after a shooting in Elizabethtown.