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Bladen County News

Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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School on Saturdays to makeup snow days

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video There's not much snow left on the ground, but when the snow was falling, and the ice was forming, kids were excused from school. But now, just as the snow is melting, so is their time off, and children in Columbus and Bladen Counties have to go to school on Saturdays to make up for their snow days. Full story...
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School districts announce makeup days

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video This week's winter weather gave students in our viewing area a nice break from school, but now it's time to make the snow days up. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Conditions improving as sunshine returns

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Road conditions will continue to improve as sunshine warms road temperatures throughout the region.

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Highway Patrol honors area troopers for service

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The Highway Patrol has honored three area troopers for their work on and off duty. Full story...
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Ben David, ADAs take oath; say goodbye to Jon David

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For the third time in six years, District Attorney Ben David has been sworn into office. He took an oath this afternoon before a packed courtroom to serve New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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Many voters choosing to cast ballots early

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With a week to go until Election Day, thousands of voters in our area have already voted. Full story...
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WWAY to profile candidates, moderate debate

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Election Day is just a month away, and WWAY wants to make sure you have the information you need. Each week until the election, we'll preview one of the big races in our area. Full story...
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VOTE 2010 PROFILE: Butch Pope, candidate for District Attorney

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video For the first time in 20 years, Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties will soon have a new District Attorney. Incumbent Rex Gore lost his bid for reelection. Tonight, we introduce you to the man who knocked him out of the race: Democratic candidate and Whiteville attorney Butch Pope. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper reporter's contribution raises ethical question

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video A Whiteville News Reporter story accused District Attorney candidate Jon David of trying to hire a man to round up votes, which David denies. We found that the reporter who wrote the story contributed to the campaign of David's opponent Butch Pope. Full story...
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