Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for two suspects in series of car break-ins at Smithfield plantWECT2 HOURS AGO
Sheriff’s office investigating string of break-ins in Elizabethtown
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance as it continues to investigate a series of break-ins in the Elizabethtown area. According to the BCSO, the early-morning vehicle break-ins were reported on Blue Heron Road, Morgan Wood Estates Drive, Cromartie Road and Old...
Three arrested after search warrant at night club in Kelly
KELLY, N.C. (WECT) - The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Law Enforcement investigated a nightclub in Kelly after several complaints, according to the BCSO. The BCSO and ALE executed a search warrant at River Ratz in Kelly on Saturday, Feb. 17, and seized drugs, guns and alcohol. Christopher...
Elizabethtown Fire Department responds to brush fire
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, per the EFD. N.C. Forest Service and Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department crews offered mutual aid. “Please use extreme caution today with any outside fires or delay any unnecessary burning as dry and...
Elizabethtown Introduces Newsletter
In an effort to keep the residents and businesses more informed of initiatives, projects and other things happening in the town, the Town of Elizabethtown has introduced a newsletter, called “The Bridge”. The first publication includes information on three major projects: the expansion of the waste water treatment...
Early Voting is Now Underway in Bladen County, NC
As the Primary Elections on March 5th, 2024, draw nearer, Bladen County residents are encouraged to exercise their right to vote through Early Voting, also known as ‘One-Stop’ voting. This convenient option allows individuals to cast their ballots ahead of the official election day, providing flexibility for those with busy schedules or other commitments. Here are the designated Early Voting locations and their corresponding dates and times in Bladen County:
3 Things To Know For Thursday
Here are three things to know for Thursday, February 22:. 1. Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Anniversary: Saturday-Sunday, Moores Creek National Battlefield, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie. Click here for schedule. Information: 910-283-9272 Ext. 2234. (READ MORE) 2. Snakes: Saturday, 2 p.m., Jones Lake State Park, 4117 NC 242 North,...
Elizabethtown’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Set for Transformation: A $13.6 Million Upgrade
The Town of Elizabethtown recently unveiled plans for a significant overhaul of its aging wastewater treatment plant, thanks to a generous $13.6 million state grant. Built in the 1970s, the plant has long been in need of maintenance and technological upgrades to meet modern standards and accommodate the growing needs of the community.
Bladen Community College Receives Approval for Booker T. Washington Facility Acquisition
On February 19, 2024, the Board of County Commissioners for Bladen County approved Bladen Community College’s (BCC) Request for Fiscal Year 2024-25 Capital and Operating Budget to acquire the Booker T. Washington School Property. President of BCC, Dr. Amanda Lee presented an in-depth review of the proposed acquisition to the board members, highlighting the potential for expanded curriculum and enrollment opportunities.
Police Sergeant Job Opportunity with the Town of White Lake
Salary Range: $47,095 – $72,997 based on training and experience. Plans, implements, and supervises team of officers. Performs a wide variety of administrative duties; performs related duties as assigned. Distinguishing Features of the Class. Sergeants serve as first line supervisors in the Patrol Division. Sergeants differ from the class...
Bladen Man Pleads in Tar Heel Murder
David Earl Wilkins will spend 35 to 43 years in prison for the 2022 murder of a Tar Heel area man. District Attorney Jon David said Wilkins pled guilty Monday in Bladen County Superior Court. Wilkins shot and killed Donald Jackson, then stuffed his body in a gun cabinet before...
Announcement of Annual Miss Bladen County Youth Focus Project Pageant
Bladen County Youth Focus Project, Inc. held its 14th Annual Miss Bladen County Youth Focus Project Pageant on January 13, 2024. The winners were left to right: Ava Hunt, Junior Miss Queen 1st Runner-up; Joara Berry, Junior Miss Queen; Ayla Bress, Tiny Miss Queen; Aniyah McCutchan, Wee Miss Queen and not pictured Jazzlyn Otten, Senior Miss Queen.
Bladen County Law Enforcement Officers Association Conceal Carry Class
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 5853 US Hwy 701 N. Elizabethtown, behind the old prison that is now Bladen County Emergency Services Training Center. Please contact Sarah Murphy by texting or calling 910-876-2690 for any questions or to get your name added to class list. You will need to...
Cape Fear River Bridge in Elizabethtown completion delayed to end of 2024
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) - The completion date has been delayed for a project to replace the U.S. 701 bridge over the Cape Fear River in Elizabethtown. “This project is delayed, based on when it began in 2020, due, mostly, to the fact that the town of Elizabethtown wanted street lights added to this bridge. We agreed last fall to add this to the scope of work, which required a redesign for the bridge walls and to allow conduit, and to order street lights, of which there is a backlog of several months to manufacture. Also, the final phase of the bridge deck work has slowed, too,” said Andrew Barksdale with NCDOT.
Security, storage and secret locations: Where are North Carolina’s Confederate statues now?
From UNC-Chapel Hill's campus to the lawn of the state capitol, to the historic Durham county courthouse — each Confederate monument was either torn down or damaged by protestors.
Thoughts While Shaving For February 23
As usual, first things first, need to check the weather, past, present and future. Yesterday’s high temp was 64 degrees, a beautiful day … Overnight windy, low temp in the low 50s … Weather will be changing … based on the forecast…. Showers and possibly a...
This NC-Based Company Is Selling Its Nine McDonald’s Franchises
According to a new report published by The Robesonian, a company based in NC is selling nine of its McDonald's franchises. According to the report, Rust Enterprises, based in Lumberton, is selling nine of McDonald's franchises. Six of them are located in Robeson County, two are in Columbus County, and one of them is in Bladen.
75 Years of Excellence, Legacy, and Community: The Journey of Campbell Oil Company
In 2023, Campbell Oil Company proudly celebrated an impressive milestone—75 years of unwavering commitment to excellence, resilience in the face of challenges, and a legacy deeply rooted in faith, family, and community. This remarkable journey began in 1948 when Dallas McQueen Campbell Sr., a hardworking, humble, and deeply religious man with a passion for aviation, founded the company.
Man wanted for questioning in death of Fayetteville Army veteran
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate someone for questioning regarding the shooting death of a Fayetteville Army veteran. On Nov. 27, 2023, 40-year-old Jossiel Rodriguez Perez was shot and killed on Smith Road. In a 911 call, a man told dispatchers he and others were tracking down a stolen trailer equipped with GPS.
Waccamaw Girls Basketball Tournament Semifinals: East Bladen 74, Pender 56
ROCKY POINT — Juniors Laila Smith and Iveonna “NeNe” Ward combined for 42 points, 17 rebounds and 9 steals and sparked several key spurts that carried East Bladen to a 74-56 victory over Pender in the Waccamaw Conference Girls Basketball Tournament semifinals Thursday night. Coach Patty Evers’...
Fayetteville man who allegedly fraudulently took deposits from hopeful tenants is arrested
A Fayetteville man accused last month of taking deposits for the same rental home from multiple individuals was arrested Tuesday, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release. Edwin Jamaal Wilson, 43, is charged with 11 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses in six separate cases, according to...