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.
“The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the m...
WHITEVILLE — John Paul Smith, a farmer and grain broker who once operated grain elevators in Clarkton and Whiteville, was sentenced in federal court Thursday after entering a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud.According to reports, Smith served as a broker for Murphy Brown LLC purchasing corn, soybeans, and wheat from area farmers for the company. Smith would enter information regarding the crops he purchased for Murphy Brown into an electronic system, according to court re...
Elizabethtown Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor students.Fifth Grade— A Honor Roll: Anette Munoz-Ventura, Lavada Jackson, Kaleb Anders, Weston Hodge, Ethan Johnson, Madison Kellum, Aiyana Lowry, Kristen Pate, Ayden Piland, Kayleigh Raynor, Janeth Salgado, Drew Sholar, Hannah Wheeless
ELIZABETHTOWN — You can often find them in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, in the bottom of your purse, under the couch cushions. Pennies can be found everywhere. Tossed aside with little value. But to a school system, they are valuable. And particularly when you put pennies together to make dollars. ...
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...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Primary School recently released its third nine-week honor roll list.Fourth Grade
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