Bladen County News
Shelter opens for livestock displaced by wildfire
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 3:43pm.

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.

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"Severe Drought" spreads across North Carolina
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 9:41am.

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.

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Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:35pm.

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.

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Nursing assistant accused of having sex with patient
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 4:05pm.

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.

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Wilmington area unemployment down slightly
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 9:11am.

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.

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Community rallies behind District Attorney Jon David
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 9:03pm.

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.

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Family says goodbye to woman run over by friend
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 3:35pm.

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.

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Cape Fear region gets chance tonight to weigh in on state redistricting
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 7:59am.

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.

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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 9:28am.

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.

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Hoggard's Stilman White signs with UNC
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 7:59pm.

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.

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