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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.


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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Bladen sees dip in unemployment

RALEIGH — The state has released its unemployment figures for the month of February and Bladen County’s rate dipped by 0.5 percent to 10 percent, ranking it 93rd in overall unemployment data. That is down from one year ago when the county reported an unemployment rate of 13.0 percent for an over the year decrease of 3 percent.Neighboring counties also saw good news in the unemployment figures. Columbus County saw its unemployment rate drop by 0.6 percent to 9.0 percent ...

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B’boro board requests speed limit change

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Board approved a resolution this week asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation to change the speed limit on N.C. Hwy. 242 within the town’s limits from 45 mph to 35 mph.Mayor Rufus Duckworth said there is a stretch of N.C. Hwy. 242 that traverses between N. Main Street and the N.C. 211 Bypass where the speed limit is 45 mph.He said there are concerns for the safety of pedestrians in the area as there several residence...

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Generous gift

Photo courtesy of Seth LewisRon Taylor of LuMill Vineyard and Taylor Manufacturing, Inc. recently presented a check for $l,000 to the Dublin Scout Hut Committee. The gift was given in memory of Paul Davis, who drowned during a scouting event at Newby’s Bridge many years ago when scouting was young in Bladen County. Taylor is shown presenting the gift to Walter Bullard, Treasurer, Bobby Lewis and Tony Parnell. Taylor is shown presenting the gift to Walter Bullard, treasurer, a...

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East at West games moved

DUBLIN — Because of the inclement weather, all athletic events scheduled for today between West Bladen and East Bladen have been moved to Wednesday.That includes the baseball, softball and soccer activities — jayvee and varsity.— Baseball: Jayvee will play at West Bladen at 4 p.m.; varsity will play at West Bladen at 7 p.m.— Softball: Varisty will play at West Bladen at 6 p.m.— Soccer: Varsity will play at West Bladen a...

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Chamber award-winners announced

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Elizabethtown-White lake Area Chamber of Commerce award winners have been announced.There are …— Outstanding Small Business Award: First Source Staffing (Timbo Blount)— Caring Person Award: Faye Womble— Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year: Four County Electric (Dan Allen)— Honorary Lifetime Member: White lake Marine (Carl DeAndrade)The annual Chamber banquet, dur...

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Investigatoin continuing in shooting death

BLADENBORO — The investigation is continuing into the recent shooting death of a woman in Bladenboro.According to Bladenboro Police Chief Chris Hunt, the woman has been identified as Patricia Cooper.“The department certainly wants to offer its condolences to the family of Patricia Cooper,” Hunt said. “Anytime there is a loss of life, it’s unfortunate and tragic.”He added that the investigation is ongoing, but that the incide...

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