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Bladen County News

Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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Crews continue battling wildfires around region

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Though a little rain last night provided a little relief, crews continue to battle wildfires all across the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Legislative redistricting proves very unpopular at public meeting

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It was civics in action at UNCW Thursday night. The 2010 Census results mean the need for legislative redistricting. So the state legislature is changing the lines regarding our representation in the state House and Senate and the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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Shelter opens for livestock displaced by wildfire

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Sheltering for livestock for persons affected by Pender County wildfire will be held at the Sampson County Livestock Arena located at 51 Agriculture Place Clinton, NC 28328. Full story...
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"Severe Drought" spreads across North Carolina

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Dry weather continues to grip the Carolinas - with more than one quarter of the state now under a "Severe Drought" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Full story...
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Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft

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video A UNCW Seahawk, two future Seahawks, a Whiteville native, a New Hanover High School graduate, and an East Bladen Eagle highlight the list of area players selected on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Full story...
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Nursing assistant accused of having sex with patient

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video A nursing assistant is in jail charged with having sex with her patient at an assisted living facility. What's more, she allegedly paid the man. Full story...
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Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March. Full story...
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Community rallies behind District Attorney Jon David

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video Although Judge Jerry Jolly isn’t his biggest fan, District Attorney Jon David still has his supporters who say what is happening is wrong and they will not stand for it anymore. Full story...
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Family says goodbye to woman run over by friend

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videoHighway Patrol says 22-year-old Kristy Nicole Yarbrough was run over by a friend off Old Stake Road just outside of Chadbourn early Saturday morning. Today family members in Bladenboro laid Yarbrough to rest. Full story...
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Cape Fear region gets chance tonight to weigh in on state redistricting

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The state legislature has to redistrict North Carolina using data from the 2010 Census, and it wants your input. Lawmakers are holding hearings across the state. They want feedback from the public on redistricting the state House, state Senate and Congressional districts. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Hoggard's Stilman White signs with UNC

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video It's official. Stilman White will be playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina. The Hoggard senior signed on the dotted line at a news conference at Hoggard High School on Wednesday. Full story...
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Blizzard Athletics team wins AAU tourney

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The Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics basketball team is headed home with the championship trophy after capturing first place in the USC Big Shots AAU basketball tournament in Columbia, South Carolina. Full story...
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Unemployment down in southeastern NC

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Unemployment rates dropped in February in all five of our counties. In fact, the rate went up in just one of North Carolina's 100 counties. Full story...
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