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Bladen County Schools

ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs

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videoA Bladen County dad is upset after he says his autistic son was taken out of class and put into a sheriff deputy's car. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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Brief lockdown this morning at two Bladen Co. schools

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Two Bladen County schools were under a lockdown briefly this morning after a suspicious person at one of the schools. Full story...
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Rain forces Bladen Co. graduations inside

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Bad weather has forced all graduation ceremonies for Bladen County high schools have from athletic fields to inside the schools. Full story...
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Parents say East Arcadia schools needs replacing, not fixing

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videoParents and teachers in East Arcadia are concerned about the condition of their children's school. They say they need a new building; not just repairs. East Arcadia is getting about $1 million in lottery money for renovations, but parents say that is not enough to solve all the problems the Bladen County school has. Full story...
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Gov. McCory's budget cuts have teacher assistants fighting for their jobs

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video Teacher assistants around the state are fighting to keep their jobs after Governor Pat McCrory announced cutting jobs in his budget plan. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Police identify suspect in bank robbery

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video Police say Elizabethtown is a quiet community that rarely has much crime, but that changed today with two major incidents just minutes apart. Full story...
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Sheriff, school district say no evidence of gang issues after school fight

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Things were back to normal at West Bladen High School today. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and school district say there was at least one fight yesterday at the school. Full story...
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Bladen County holds Ag day for third graders

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Ag’em Up Day gave students an opportunity to get hands-on while exploring different aspects of agriculture. Seven different stations were set up, which included lessons on cotton, soil, and swine just to name a few. Full story...
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Former Bladen Schools chief, fire marshal among public workers indicted

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video Former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth is among a group of former public employees in Bladen County indicted by a grand jury for financial crimes. The District Attorney's office says the grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday. Full story...
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Bladen Co. student wins national art contest

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Lesley Portillo's artistic talents are playing off in a big way! Lesley, a senior at East Bladen High School, recently won $1,000 for one of her drawings. Full story...
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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Grandmother says her grandson is the vicitim of racism

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video Beverly Graham says her grandson Traquan is being targeted at the Clarkton School of Discovery in Bladen County not because of the quality of his actions, but rather the color of his skin. Full story...
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