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West Bladen High School

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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Crossing enemy lines: Ken Cross starting to settle in at East Bladen

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video Leaving West Bladen to coach at East Bladen is like going from Duke to UNC. It's just not common. Back in May Ken Cross resigned as the West Bladen boys basketball coach to coach at East Bladen. It's been an adjustment for both the players and Cross, but it's a good adjustment. Full story...
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Pat Byrd is out as West Bladen football coach

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The season is over for the West Bladen football team. The Knights won't be in the state playoffs due to a 1-9 record in the regular season. Head coach Pat Byrd has stepped down with the school looking to go a different direction. Full story...
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D.J. Mason commits to Campbell Camels

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West Bladen senior D.J. Mason will be playing division one college basketball at Campbell University next season. Full story...
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Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team falls short in the finals of Myrtle Beach AAU tournament

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video Wilmington has an all-star AAU basketball team. They're a strong squad, but they couldn't keep up with another team from North Carolina on Tuesday, a team that has players committed to both Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Full story...
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Travis Pait named West Bladen basketball coach

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Ken Cross shook up Bladen County when he left the West Bladen Knights in order to coach the East Bladen Eagles. Today the Knights introduced the replacement for Ken Cross. It'll be Bladenboro native Travis Pait. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: After one year on job West Bladen principal making impact

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videoIt was a year ago that West Bladen High School made headlines for several incidents on campus. But a new school year and a new principal have put the school in a whole new light. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ken Cross leaving West Bladen for East Bladen

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West Bladen basketball coach Ken Cross has resigned in order to accept the vacant head coaching position at rival East Bladen High School. The Bladen County School Board approved the move Monday night. Full story...
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Students at West Bladen High School rush to help storm victims

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"It started on Sunday morning at 8:30 and hasn't stopped. The donations continue to come in at West Bladen High School for victims of the April 16 tornados in Bladen County." Full story...
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West Bladen's new principal looking to lead change

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video West Bladen High School has been the scene for several news stories the last few years, but not the kind of stories the school would like. This year may be different thanks to a new principal hoping to change things for the better. Full story...
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Student shot at West Bladen HS, but didn't realize it until he got on the bus

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video The Superintendent of Bladen County Schools tells John Rendleman that one student was shot Tuesday afternoon at West Bladen High School shortly as school was letting out around 3 p.m. Full story...
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Students return to West Bladen High, welcomed by metal detectors

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videoIt was the first day back in class since a riot broke out at West Bladen High School on Monday, but before students could get to class, they had to get through security. Full story...
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More arrests made following outbreak of fights at West Bladen High School

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videoAs of Monday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies arrested ten people involved in the riots at West Bladen High School. Since then, there have been two more, and they're not finished yet. Deputies now say the incident did involve community gangs. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made for West Bladen sophomore

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the West Bladen sophomore who drowned over the weekend. The family will hold a wake at Gaskins Funeral Home on Highway 242 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Bladen County gang related forum focuses on West Bladen fights

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videoViolence was fresh on the minds of a community-based gang task force that met Monday night in Bladen County. Gang related or not, the people who gathered in Elizabethtown said the violence has to stop. Full story...
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