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Elizabethtown

3 charged in Bladen County native's murder; blunt force trauma cause of death

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videoPolice say a Bladen County native found dead in her Raleigh apartment earlier this month died of blunt force trauma. Full story...
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Local man inducted in the Astronaut Hall of Fame

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video Curtis Brown from Bladen County was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame over the weekend. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested with deputy's stolen gun

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video A second stolen gun in a week has been taken off of Elizabethtown's streets. Police, investigating a suspicious person report Saturday, arrested Carl Reaves after they say they found a gun on him. Full story...
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Search continues for suspect in Elizabethtown store shooting

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videoElizabethtown Police are searching for a suspect who shot out the front door to Bo's Foods in the 304 S. Poplar Street Saturday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hear 911 call from Elizabethtown school threat

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videoPolice are still searching for a man they say robbed a bank in Elizabethtown Friday, and they're wondering if he's connected to a bomb threat at a nearby school around the same time. We now have the 911 call someone at the school from the bomb threat. 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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Wallace Leinwand dies at 88

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videoA Bladen County legend is no longer with us. Wallace Leinwand died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Full story...
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UPDATE: Highway Patrol says unlicensed teen was driving in fatal crash

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video Published reports say two people are dead after a car accident in Bladen County. Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Twisted Hickory Road between Bladenboro and Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Bladen County hunter takes huge buck with blackpowder rifle

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Chris Campbell from Elizabethtown slipped into the woods on Saturday, Oct. 13, intending to cap a long day of working on stands, corn piles and shooting lanes by shooting a doe that his son, Zac, could take back to N.C. State. He wound up killing the biggest buck he’s taken in 25 years of hunting, a 150-inch, 10-point Bladen County trophy. Full story...
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Obama to sign bill helping Lejeune water victims

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The man who has led the fight for information about the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune will be at the Oval Office when President Obama signs a bill providing health care for those who suffered illnesses because of the toxins. Full story...
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Elizabethtown added to Small Town Main Street program

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Elizabethtown is one of five new communities chosen to participate in the state's Office of Urban Development's 2012 Small Town Main Street program. Full story...
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American-made clothing company announces first retailer in the Cape Fear

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Loggerhead Apparel, based in Greenville, South Carolina, announces its first Elizabethtown retailer in Leinwand’s clothiers. The company’s American-grown and American-made “Bellwether Polo” launched in early 2011 and can already be found in over 40 retailers on the East Coast, from South Florida to West Virginia. Full story...
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Clarkton man arrested for attempted murder

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A Clarkton man is facing an attempted murder charge after a shooting in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder after allegedly running down another with car

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Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw said Vanessa Jones, 50, of Bladenboro was believed to be visiting family at 310 Martin Street in Elizabethtown. Kinlaw said an argument got out of hand early yesterday morning, and Brittany Williams, 25, allegedly ran over jones. Full story...
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Economy forces Bladen business to close after 67 years

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video After nearly seven decades, a family-owned business in Elizabethtown is closing its doors. It's a victim of the down economy and high gas prices. Full story...
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