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Bladenboro shooting: ‘Person of interest’ says victim pulled the trigger

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BLADENBORO — The man at the center of an investigation into the fatal shooting of a woman in Bladenboro in the early morning hours of April 14 claims it was the woman herself who pulled the trigger during a struggle for the weapon.Patricia Scott Cooper, 38, was shot at about 2:30 a.m. outside the Ash Street apartments and pronounced dead at Bladen County Hospital at about 3:31 a.m.Johnny Yarbrough, 56, who has been tabbed as a “person of interest” by investigators, said in an interview with the Bladen Journal on Monday that Cooper was the aggressor and arrived at his apartment wielding a 14-inch fillet knife. Yarbrough and Cooper had dated for less than a year before he said he broke up with her back in January.

 

Religion Calendar for Friday, April 25, 2014

Missionary Baptist Church in Riegelwood wil lcelebrate homecomine, Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. The REv. James Brown and the Lihgt of the Word Missionary Baptist Church family of Wilmington will render the service. The church is located on Old Lake Road.April 25— Antioch United Methodist Church located on NC 210 near Garland will have a barbecue plate sale beginning at 11 a.m. Plates cost $7 each and consist of barbecue pork, slaw, baked beans, ro...

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Community Calendar for Friday, April 25, 2014

April 26— The annual Harmony Hall Plantation Village reunion will be held from 9 a.m. until … with numerous activities and tours of the buildings. The public is invited. Admission is free, but donations welcome.

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Child Abuse Awareness Day planned

ELIZABETHTOWN — As part of the effort to bring awareness of and prevention of child abuse, there will be a Child Abuse Awareness Day on Saturday.According to Child Protective Services Supervisor Jill Sampson, the event will kick off with a walk which will start at San Jose Restaurant in Elizabethtown at 1 p.m. and end at the Bladen County Courthouse.“We are encouraging those who participate to wear blue,” said Sampson.She said the color blue ...

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Foster care creates success stories

ELIZABETHTOWN — Sometimes along the way as a Child Protective Services and Foster Program worker, there is an encounter with a case that truly touches the very fiber of your being. That was the case with Ava (her name has been changed to protect the privacy of the family).Drucilla Wright, who oversees the foster car unit for Bladen County Department of Social Services, and DSS Director Vickie Smith, both said Ava’s case was successful and unique at the same time....

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Keuvelaar named to Dean’s List

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Allyson June Keuvelaar, a senior majoring in psychology at the University of Rochester, has been named to Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2013 semester.Keuvelaar is a resident of White Oak, N.C., and is the daughter of Deloris and Al Keuvelaar. She is a graduate of East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, N.C.

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USDA offering housing money to eligible families

LUMBERTON — USDA Rural Development recently announced that federal funding is available for low and very low income citizens in rural North Carolina.USDA Rural Development offers direct and guaranteed single-family housing loans to eligible rural residents. Applicants may obtain 100 percent financing to purchase an existing dwelling, purchase a site and construct a dwelling or purchase newly constructed dwellings located in rural areas. Eligibility is based on household incom...

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Local agencies partner to assist sexual assault victims

WHITEVILLE — Families First Inc. is a non-profit organization that is committed to serving victims dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault in Bladen and Columbus Counties.Families First has teamed up with local agencies with the assistance of Coastal Carolina Health Alliance to establish a Sexual Assault Response Team also known as SART, to assist victims of sexual assault. Bladen County agencies have established a protocol to maintain a clear, consistent, and effec...

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SEDC hold annual meeting at Lu Mil

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Keuvelaar named to Dean’s List

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