FEMA deadline for NC tornado victims approaches

Less than a week remains to register for disaster assistance because of losses from the tornadoes that struck North Carolina April 16.

Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto?

Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft

video A UNCW Seahawk, two future Seahawks, a Whiteville native, a New Hanover High School graduate, and an East Bladen Eagle highlight the list of area players selected on day two of the Major League Baseball draft.

Travis Pait named West Bladen basketball coach

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.

Bladen County’s Trelonnie Owens named assistant basketball coach at South View

At Bladenboro High School his friends called him "Tree" because he took up a lot of space on the basketball court. Owens recently returned to his roots. In fact the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon lives in Bladen County once again, but he'll be coaching in Cumberland County during the upcoming hoops season.

ONLY ON 3: After one year on job West Bladen principal making impact

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.

Nursing assistant accused of having sex with patient

video A nursing assistant is in jail charged with having sex with her patient at an assisted living facility. What's more, she allegedly paid the man.

Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March.

Community rallies behind District Attorney Jon David

video Although Judge Jerry Jolly isn’t his biggest fan, District Attorney Jon David still has his supporters who say what is happening is wrong and they will not stand for it anymore.

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