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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Interim Bladen County Sheriff can't seem to get his story straight; Commissioners may try to terminate him

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video Earl Storms fired five of his deputies Tuesday moments after being sworn in as Interim Sheriff. But when asked why, he told us one story - and another TV station another.... Full story...
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Former sheriff appointed on interim basis

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videoThere's a new sheriff in Bladen County. Sort of. Bladen County commissioners appointed a former sheriff to lead the department until the November election. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bladen Sheriff's race will be on November ballot

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videoBladen County Elections Director Larry Hammond says Billy Ward has met the petition requirement to run as an Independent. Ward needed signatures from four percent of Bladen County voters to qualify. Full story...
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Benston closes in on Bladen County Sheriff, history

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video Prentis Benston is one step away from becoming the first African-American sheriff in Bladen County history. Full story...
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Voting underway in run-offs

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The only statewide race is the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Bladen, New Hanover and Pender counties also have run-offs on the ballot. Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight for results. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bladen Sheriff candidate not violating Hatch Act

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A Bladen County Sheriff's deputy has not violated federal law by running for Sheriff. Eric Bryan's attorney released a letter from the US Office of Special Counsel he received today. Full story...
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State, feds invesitgate elections allegations in Bladen Co.

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video From vote buying to violations of a federal law, state and federal elections investigators have their hands full with Bladen county. There's not one or two but three investigations into recent elections and candidates. Full story...
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