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Bladen County News

Panel exonerates Joseph Sledge in 1976 murders

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video A three-judge panel has exonerated a man convicted for the 1976 murders of a mother and her daughter in Bladen County. Full story...
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Wildlife Commission to consider easing of deer farming rules

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding nine public hearings this month on proposed rule changes, the most controversial of which is proposed regulations for holding deer in captivity. The hearings begin Tuesday in Bladen County and continue until Jan. 22, when a meeting is set for Smithfield. Full story...
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Head-on collision kills one in Bladen County

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One woman is dead and two others are taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Bladen County, according to Highway Patrol. Full story...
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Hundreds march for Lennon Lacy

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videoHundreds gathered at The First Baptist Church in Bladenboro on Saturday to march for Lennon Lacy, the 17 year old West Bladen High School student who was found dead in August. Full story...
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FBI looking into Lennon Lacy hanging death

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videoNearly three months after a Bladen County teen was found hanging from a swingset, federal investigators are now involved in the case. Full story...
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Three solar farms coming to Eastern NC

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videoDuke Energy announced Monday that the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved three proposed solar facilities in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Innocence hearing underway for man convicted in Bladen Co. double murder

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videoThe North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission begins a 3-day hearing Wednesday in the case of a 70-year-old man who claims he did not kill a mother and her daughter in 1976. Full story...
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NAACP offers no real update in Lacy investigation

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video The NAACP billed a news conference this afternoon as one with new information in the Lennon Lacy investigation but the president of the North Carolina chapter offered no new information outside of a date for a rally to be held later this month. Full story...
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NAACP offers update in Lennon Lacy investigation

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videoThe North Carolina NAACP will hold what organizers are calling a community mass meeting to discuss what it calls new findings in the investigation of the death of Lennon Lacy. Full story...
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Fire takes a life, 12 dogs and leaves family homeless

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video An Elizabethtown family is grieving the loss of a mother and now in need of a home following a house fire. "She was my life," Shari Ross said. Ross is mourning the loss of her mother Patricia Clay and at the same time facing the idea of being homeless. Last Saturday morning around 2:30 Ross woke up to her brother yelling. Full story...
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