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No arrest yet in fatal shooting

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BLADENBORO —A fatal shooting outside the Ash Street apartments in Bladenboro early Monday morning remains under investigation by the Bladenboro Police Department.According to Chief Chris Hunt, the shooting took place at about 2:30 a.m. and, when officers arrived, the victim — identified as Patricia Scott Cooper, 38 — had suffered a single gunshot to the back but was still alive.Cooper was transported to Bladen County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at about 3:31 a.m., according to Assistant County Coroner Kenneth Clark.Hunt, who said he didn’t want to divulge too many details of the incident while the investigation is ongoing, did say the incident began as a domestic dispute.

 

Foster care system works to reunite families

ELIZABETHTOWN — The foster care system sees many children walk through its doors because of numerous circumstances.Drucilla Wright, who oversees the foster care unit for the Bladen County Department of Social Services, and Bladen County DSS Director Vickie Smith recently talked about the unit and its function.Wright said that, initially, Child Protective Services receives a report and and they will work with the family for 30 to 45 days.“CPS will d...

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Elizabethtown Primary School announces honor students

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade

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Bladen County Sheriff’s Office

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a total of 45 calls from victims of alleged crimes between April 9 and April 16.Of those, six were to report larceny, five for verbal and/or physical assault, five for residential or business alarms, two for harassment, two for suspicious activity and one for drugs.Deputies also made a total of 19 arrests during that same time period.The following are the more interesting and/or important ...

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Dublin First Baptist Church prepares to open second campus at White Lake Sunday

WHITE LAKE — There is an air of anticipation at White Lake for this weekend as a new church campus is about to open its doors and welcome folks into a worshipful experience on the shores of the crystal lake Sunday at 8:32 a.m.The new church will be housed at The Venue (formerly Crystal Beach) at White Lake, which is located between the Regal Resort and Goldston’s Beach. It will be a second campus of the Dublin First Baptist Church, said the Rev. Cameron McGill....

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Bladen County Retired School Personnel hears from charter school

ELIZABETHTOWN — The regular meeting of the Bladen County Retired School Personnel was held on March 31 at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy’s Commandant of Cadets Carl Lloyd was the guest speaker.

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Jail-A-Thon deemed a success

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Education Foundation is declaring the annual Jail-A-Thon a huge success.“This was one of our biggest ever,” said David Wall, one of the organizers of the event.He added quickly that the group is still counting all of the coins and there are some outstanding checks that have yet to be submitted.“Right now it looks like we’re close to $4,000,” said Wall. “We are very pleased.”...

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Ag Forum to offer economic and policy outlook

RALEIGH — The economic and policy outlook for...

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Chamber award-winners announced

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Elizabethtown-White...

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Agencies join together for proper pet care

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Library, Animal...

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