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Former sheriff appointed on interim basis

videoThere's a new sheriff in Bladen County. Sort of. Bladen County commissioners appointed a former sheriff to lead the department until the November election.

FIRST ON 3: Bladen Sheriff’s race will be on November ballot

videoBladen County Elections Director Larry Hammond says Billy Ward has met the petition requirement to run as an Independent. Ward needed signatures from four percent of Bladen County voters to qualify.

Benston closes in on Bladen County Sheriff, history

video Prentis Benston is one step away from becoming the first African-American sheriff in Bladen County history.

Voting underway in run-offs

The only statewide race is the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Bladen, New Hanover and Pender counties also have run-offs on the ballot. Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight for results.

FIRST ON 3: Bladen Sheriff candidate not violating Hatch Act

A Bladen County Sheriff's deputy has not violated federal law by running for Sheriff. Eric Bryan's attorney released a letter from the US Office of Special Counsel he received today.

State, feds invesitgate elections allegations in Bladen Co.

video From vote buying to violations of a federal law, state and federal elections investigators have their hands full with Bladen county. There's not one or two but three investigations into recent elections and candidates.

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Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

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Opa! Annual Greek Festival gets underway in Wilmington

A popular annual Greek festival is underway in Wilmington. 

Oak Island granted second extension for beach renourishment project

The Town of Oak Island has been granted by the state to continue their beach renourishment for one more week.

Delta will require new hires to be vaccinated against virus

If you want to work at Delta Air Lines, you'll need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline says that vaccination will be required for new hires starting on Monday. But the airline isn't imposing the same requirement on current employees.