• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
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  • 4:12 pm Work to retrieve vehicle from river to resume soon
  • 3:44 pm April 2019 meeting of the Compassionate Friends Border Belt Chapter
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  • 2:30 pm Dietary Manager


The Law Office of Cynthia Adams Singletary in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, is representing Mr. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr.

“Mr. Dowless is a highly respected member of our community who is routinely sought after for his campaign expertise. He has not violated any State or Federal campaign laws and current ongoing investigations will prove the same. All speculation is premature and wholly unwarranted. My client and his family respectfully ask for privacy during this Holiday Season and beyond. Mr. Dowless and I look forward to addressing all questions and concerns in the proper forum,” said Cynthia Adams Singletary.

The NC State Board of Elections and Ethics has refused to certify three races in North Carolina. They are the US Congress District 9 race which was unofficially won by Republican Mark Harris, the Bladen County Commissioner District 3 which was unofficially won by Russell Priest, and the Bladen County Soil and Water District Board which was unofficially won by Earl Storms.

The NC State Board of Elections and Ethics has scheduled an evidentiary hearing regarding the matter for Friday, January 11, 2019.