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Police seize two of at least five guns involved in shooting of high school student

There is some new information on the shooting death of a West Bladen High School student earlier this week.

West Bladen student’s death treated as homicide; county sheriff indicates victim had record

The county sheriff said West Bladen senior Jahkee Sledge had a record. He was arrested twice in 2007, once for bringing a weapon to school and once for assaulting someone at gunpoint.

Holiday Miracles for a family in Bladen County

videoOur WWAY Holiday Miracles effort has taken us in many directions this year. When we got a request for beds, we weren't quite sure what to do.

National Labor Relations certifies unionization of Smithfield

The National Labor Relations board has certified last weeks vote for unionization of the Smithfield Packing plant in Bladen County.

East Bladen Falls Short in 1-AA State Title Game

videoThomasville knocked off East Bladen 42-13 in Raleigh Saturday night in the 1-AA state championship high school football game.

Employees speak out about Smithfield union representation

videoThough it was hardly a landslide victory, the employees of Smithfield have spoken. It's now official, and those in favor of the union say the outcome is overdue.

East Bladen ready for state championship

videoThere's Eagle fever in Bladen County and it appears to be spreading. The East Bladen Eagle football team is just one day away from playing for the state championship in Raleigh.

Smithfield Packing is going union

It was close, but in the end, the Smithfield packing plant in Tar Heel is going union. The results were released Thursday night.

Smithfield union vote begins Wednesday

videoWorkers at the largest employer in Bladen County are facing a tough decision. It all comes down to a vote to determine if the employees at the Smithfield Food's pork producing plant in Tar Heel will unionize or not.

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Dozens of K-9 officers head to New Hanover Co. to compete for ‘Top Dog’

Many law enforcement agencies from across the country are driving into Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wilmington for "The National Police Dog I K-9" trials.

Work session held by New Hanover County to discuss safety against violence in schools

 Three weeks after a shooting at New Hanover High School, and two weeks after New Hanover County Commissioners passed a motion allocating up to $350 million for school safety, the county held a work session today to discuss safety goals.

Now that U.S. pandemic unemployment payments are over, are more people applying to jobs?

Just after federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended, the Cape Fear is seeing an increase in job seekers. 

Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the mid-Atlantic coast and is expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada.