06/19/2019
  • 2:36 pm Secretary of State Urges Public to Report Elder Abuse
  • 8:49 am Sunset Jams concert series kicks off this week
  • 8:12 am Fayetteville Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offenses
  • 8:09 am Bladenboro and Elizabethtown Communities to receive generators for powering critical public infrastructure
  • 7:36 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 19
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Sheriff Jim McVicker of Bladen County announced more drug arrests made with joint agency efforts. Arrests involving cocaine, narcotics and marijuana were all part of what the Sheriff announces as the “Valentines Roundup”. On February 14, 2019, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Bladenboro Police Department executed a search warrant at […]

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By Erin Smith A Columbus County man charged in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner was indicted by the Columbus County Grand Jury on Thursday morning on a first-degree murder charge for a murder that took place in 2016. Chauncey Askew, of Chadbourn, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge  in […]

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GREENVILLE – Justin Lee Myers was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. Myers, 34, of Tabor City, was among eight people charged as part of a 22-count indictment filed […]

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RALEIGH – Gary Lynn Gatlin of Orrum was charged Tuesday for possession of a firearm by a felon after allegedly firing multiple shots toward law enforcement officers last Friday, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced Wednesday in federal court. The case was brought using the Take Back […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladen County hit and run death still remains unsolved after more than ten years. Amber Paige Babson was struck by car in September 2008 as she sought help from a residence on Pleasant Grove Church Road near Bladenboro. Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said the case is also being investigated […]

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RALEIGH — The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W Boyle sentenced Cheyne Martin Potrafka, 35, of Burgaw to 220 months’ imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release which will prohibit him from having or watching any […]

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Eight people were arrested Monday and seven others were being sought following investigations into the distribution of controlled substances throughout Bladen County, Sheriff James McVicker announced Wednesday afternoon. A Bladenboro man is in custody in another county and will be served during his next court appearance while three others had been arrested earlier during the […]

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Contributed On Monday, February 4, 2019, minutes before 3:00 pm, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputy was on routine patrol in the Green Acres community of Tabor City, when he observed a vehicle parked near the wood line. The CCSO Deputy drove to the vehicle to check on the vehicle and offer his assistance. […]

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NEW BERN – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that on February 1, 2018, Samuel DeWayne Doolittle, 33, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan for interstate transportation for prostitution and use of the internet to promote an unlawful […]

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By Erin Smith An arrest has been made in a shooting of a vehicle that occurred outside of Thee Factory on Martin Luther King Street in Elizabethtown last weekend. Marcus Jermil Blake, 35, of Elizabethtown, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, injury to […]

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By Erin Smith The jury in the Christopher Baldwin murder trial returned a verdict of guilty on all charges after deliberating for 30 minutes. Superior Court Imelda Pate sentenced Baldwin to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Baldwin was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Darrell Council. He was also […]

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By Erin Smith Videos of two interviews conducted by investigators with Christopher Baldwin punctuated the afternoon on Thursday as testimony continued in Baldwin’s murder trial in Bladen County Superior Court. Baldwin is on trial for the shooting death of Darrell Council in November 2015. In the videos played in court, jurors heard Baldwin first tell Investigator Morgan […]

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By Erin Smith The start of day three in the murder trial for Christopher Baldwin was delayed on Wednesday morning by more than one hour and 45 minutes due to a juror who was late to court. Baldwin is on trial for the November 2015 shooting death of Darrell Council. The juror was admonished by Judge Imelda […]

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By Erin Smith A Tar Heel store was the victim of an armed robbery on Saturday night. Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said two men entered the Dollar General in Tar Heel around 10 p.m. wearing ski masks and armed with handguns. Guyton said, “They made the manager and clerk go to the back room and made […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. stated today: “I was pleased to return the United States Attorney’s Office to full operations this morning following the resolution of the lapse in appropriations by our leadership in Washington. And as we resume normal operations, I want to thank and commend the lawyers and staff […]

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By Erin Smith Jury selection continued on Tuesday morning for the fourth person accused in the shooting death of Darrell Dionte Council. Christopher Baldwin sat quietly in the courtroom observing the potential jurors as they sat in the jury box and were questioned by District Attorney Jon David. Jury selection began on Monday afternoon and has continued into Tuesday. Judge […]

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By Erin Smith A vehicle in a parking lot near a club in Elizabethtown was shot multiple times on Sunday morning, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. The report of gunshots in the area of Thee Factory on Martin Luther King Drive was made at 2:15 a.m. Lt. D. Cheshire said, “Our officers in the […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the mailing of controlled substances to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. On December 24, 2018, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center intercepted personal mail addressed to an inmate containing suspected controlled substances and the Narcotics Unit was requested to assist. […]

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By Erin Smith After more than two years, an Elizabethtown murder case involving an illegal farm worker remains unsolved. The crime happened in June 2016 and investigators say they are still following leads related to the crime. “It remains an active case,” said Lt. D. Cheshire. “We’ve got some people we suspect, but nothing we […]

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By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in the breaking and entering of the Dragonfly Coffee House on West Broad Street last week. Lt. D. Cheshire has released security camera footage of the suspect in the hopes someone may recognize him. The suspect is […]

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By Erin Smith Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday afternoon for the fourth person charged in the shooting death of Darrell Dionte Council. Christopher Baldwin is the final defendant to face trial for the November 2015 shooting. He is facing charges of first-degree murder, two counts of felony conspiracy, discharging a weapon into an occupied […]

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Contributed Officers and Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), Gang Unit, and members of the United States Marshals Service have located and arrested Zhivargo K. Jenkins (B/M, 41 years of age), who was wanted for seventeen (17) outstanding warrants for arrest and orders for arrest. Jenkins was located along the […]

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By Erin Smith Detention hearings were held for a former Elizabethtown doctor and his girlfriend this week at the federal courthouse in Wilmington. Dr. Jong Whan Kim  appeared before US Magistrate Judge Robert Jones Jr. on Thursday who allowed Dr. Kim to be released from the custody of US Marshals. Dr. Kim was ordered to […]

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By Erin Smith Five individuals wanted in the Operation Take Back Bladenboro round up remain at large. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in locating them. When asked about progress with arrests on Tuesday, Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said, “The five are still at large.” If you have seen these […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown business was the victim of a breaking and entering early Tuesday morning. Lt. D. Cheshire with the Elizabethtown Police Department said the Dragonfly Coffee House located at 119 West Broad Street reported a breaking and entering on Tuesday morning. “The suspect or suspects took an undisclosed amount of money,” said Lt. Cheshire. Anyone who may […]

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By Erin Smith The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Clarkton man on charges of indecent liberties with a child. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Lee Bass of Clarkton, on Friday and have charged him with two counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of statutory rape of a child […]

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Contributed Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), the United States Marshal’s Service, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Probation Office are requesting the public’s assistance locating Zhivargo K. Jenkins, 41, who has 17 outstanding warrants for arrest and orders for arrest. Jenkins is currently wanted for the following: […]

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By Erin Smith A traffic stop initiated by the Elizabethtown Police Department on Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a man wanted for at least two break-ins that occurred in 2014. According to Lt. D. Cheshire, Shajuan Morgan James, 28, of Fayetteville, was stopped by Elizabethtown Police Officers on Friday. During the traffic stop, […]

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By Erin Smith A Gofundme page has been started to raise funds to assist the Raleigh Police Officer who was shot wounded on Wednesday night. The page was started by David Blackwelder who is the Wake County Chapter President of the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance. The group hopes to raise $50,000 to assist officer […]

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By Erin Smith A Columbus County judge is allowing the State to move forward a capital case against one of the two men accused in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner. Chauncy Askew, 18, of Chadbourn, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. While his attorney argued that Askew was […]

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By Erin Smith The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is warning North Carolina residents to be alert for a new scam targeting your Social Security number. According to reports, the scammer poses as a Social Security employee and will either threaten the victim or give them misleading information in an effort to obtain their Social […]

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By Erin Smith A former Elizabethtown doctor and his former girlfriend appeared in federal court before US Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones Jr on Monday in Wilmington. Dr. Jong Whan Kim was advised of his rights and the charges against him were read, according to court documents. He is represented by attorneys James B. Polk […]

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By Erin Smith A Raleigh police officer was shot multiple times on Wednesday night as he was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at an apartment complex on Western Boulevard. The wounded officer is recovering following surgery. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said on Twitter, “The officer who was shot in this incident is […]

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Contributed The Elizabethtown Police Department has announced several drug arrests. On January 4th, 2019 Elizabethtown Patrol Officers responded to a minor vehicle accident at 304 S. Poplar St.  While conducting the accident investigation officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from one of the vehicles involved in the accident and contacted an Elizabethtown Narcotic […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has announced three more arrests in Operation Take Back Bladenboro. Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said five more suspects remain at large. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating those individuals who remain at large. If you have seen these individuals or know their whereabouts, you […]

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There were 27 arrests made on Friday, January 4th and there are eight more warrants for arrests in Bladen County. Sheriff James A. McVicker and Bladenboro Police Chief William Howell announced the results of a joint investigation conducted in and around the town of Bladenboro in the last two months. Over the past several months, […]

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Two arrest were made in Bladen County for narcotic related charges. Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker announced on Thursday the two arrests were made after the Narcotics Unit completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Elizabethtown area of Bladen County. This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Narcotics Agents to the […]

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By Erin Smith One of the two suspects in the murder of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner is scheduled to be in court on Friday, January 11. Chauncy Askew of Chadbourn is facing charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Askew could receive the death penalty if he is […]

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By Erin Smith A former Elizabethtown doctor and his assistant were indicted in federal court in December for a pill mill they were operating in Tabor City. Dr. Jong Whan Kim and Tammy Lynn Thompson are scheduled to appear on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the federal courthouse in Wilmington at 10 a.m. The couple […]

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By Erin Smith A little over one year after a shooting in Kelly, a Wilmington man is scheduled to return to Bladen County Superior Court in February 2019. David Wayne Gore, 54, who is the owner of Gore Marine in Wilmington, is charged with felony second degree murder for the shooting death of Allen Blanchard, […]

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By Erin Smith An Elizabethtown man who is facing a charge of arson is scheduled to be in court on Monday, January 7, 2019, according to court records. Brandon Malek Malone of Elizabethtown is charged with felony first-degree arson and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. The charges stem from a fire at apartment 5B […]

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By Erin Smith Two Bladen County residents will be back in the courtroom in January. The next session of Bladen County Superior Court Case Management will meet on Monday, January 7th. According to the court docket, Delane Jackson, former town manager of Bladenboro, and Jonathan Parker are scheduled to appear. Jackson is alleged to have […]

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By Erin Smith The Elizabethtown Police Department is actively seeking the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in an early December shooting. According to Lt. D. Cheshire, officers are still seeking the location of Curtis Sanders Cromartie. “We have got him entered as wanted nationwide,” said Lt. Cheshire. He added Cromartie’s information has been entered into […]

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By Erin Smith The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating a man wanted for the distribution of drugs. Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton said Sheriff’s Deputies are still seeking the location of Marvin Lamar McKiver. Chief Deputy Guyton said McKiver is wanted on charges of sell/deliver cocaine and possession with intent […]

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Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of United States Army Specialist Jose Juan Melendez, Jr., age 31. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Specialist Melendez was meeting […]

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RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of United States Army Specialist Jose Juan Melendez, Jr., age 31. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Specialist Melendez was […]

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Contributed Sheriff James A. McVicker said his deputies have made several arrests for narcotics violation and also breaking and entering. “In the past week, my deputies have taken several criminals off our streets,” said the Sheriff. “ It is always good to take down those who do harm to our county and its,” said Sheriff […]

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Contributed Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker has asked for the public’s help to locate a man wanted for selling drugs in the county. “We are looking for Marvin Lamar McKiver, 35, whose last known address is 204 Wright Street, Apartment 21, Elizabethtown,” said Sheriff McVicker. ”He is wanted for Sell / Deliver Cocaine, Possession […]

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By Erin Smith The Christmas season is the time for scammers to strike unsuspecting citizens. In North Carolina, there are reports of scam victims being asked to purchase gift cards to pay “fees” and “fines” for late bills, tax bills or legal issues. You can take steps to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Bladen […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in Federal Court, United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced Tony Chevallier, 40, from Clinton, North Carolina, to 360 months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of Federal Supervised Release. Chevallier was part of a regional drug trafficking organization […]

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By Erin Smith Two men had their murder cases dismissed in Bladen County Superior Court on Wednesday. Raliek Tyree Lapaix and Malik Sharmaine Riggans were charged with first-degree murder. Those charges have been dismissed, according to Bladen County court records. Bladen County Assistant District Attorney Quentin McGee said the case against defendant Gabriel McDowell is […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Greenville has returned an indictment charging Aaron Wayne Pickrell, a former registered nurse at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with five counts of obtaining possession […]

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By Erin Smith The man arrested and charged with Hania Aguilar’s murder made his first appearance in Robeson County Court Monday where his bond was revoked, according to court records. The FBI announced late Saturday that an arrest had been made in the murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.  According to the release from the FBI, […]

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GREENVILLE — James Spencer Bell of Lumberton was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Crolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced in a news release. Bell, 29, plead […]

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Contributed Sheriff James A. McVicker said his Narcotics Unit have conducted a search warrant and made other arrests this week. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Graham Road area of Clarkton. This investigation originated from citizen complaints which prompted Narcotics Agents to the […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladenboro man pled guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a shooting that left one dead and one injured in September 2016. Bladen County Resident Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser presided over the proceedings on Wednesday. Henry Spivey, 40, pled guilty to second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and assault with a […]

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By Erin Smith A competency hearing was held on Wednesday afternoon for an Elizabethtown man who is accused of murder. Bladen County Resident Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser ruled on Wednesday afternoon Jonathan Parker is competent to stand trial. Parker is facing a charge of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of 78-year-old John Robert […]

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The Elizabethtown Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in reference to locating Curtis Sanders Cromartie.  Cromartie is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on December 3, 2018 in Elizabethtown that seriously injured a female who was inside of a residence. Felony warrants have been obtained for Cromartie’s arrest for Assault With A […]

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Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker said members of the Narcotics Unit made arrests on Sunday of two individuals for the sale of controlled substances to undercover officers. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the East Broad Street area of Elizabethtown. During the investigation, […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office along with the White Lake Police Department conducted a joint operation that shut down a Methamphetamine Lab near White Lake last week. Sheriff James A. McVicker said, he and White Lake Chief of Police Bruce Smith, are very proud of the joint operation. The investigation started after observations made by the […]

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By Charlotte Smith Photos by Kenneth Armstrong The new year will bring a documentary, Always In Season, about Lennon Lacy. Lacy was a 17 year old West Bladen High School Football player, found dead in August of 2014. He was hanging from a swing set, in a mobile home park not far from his home. […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned an Indictment charging Sara Jane Brinson  age 34, from Clinton, North Carolina, with aiding and abetting visa fraud and false statements in immigration proceedings. The Indictment alleges Brinson, a […]

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By Charlotte Smith   The Elizabethtown Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify two females and a male according to the departments media release. The three subjects are suspected of Felony Larceny at a business in Elizabethtown on November 25th, 2018. According to the police department the suspects are likely from Robeson County or […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces the unsealing of an Indictment charging Kelvin Donnell Johnson, Khadir Elijah Beamon, Timothy Lydell Jones, Carvis Charles Marable and Brandon Darnell McNeill with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and theft of mail. According to the allegations in the Indictment, […]

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By Erin Smith A body that was found in Robeson County late Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Hania Aguilar, according to the Lumberton Police Department and FBI. A press conference conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill, said, “This is absolutely heart wrenching. We believe we have found the body of Hania.” McNeill continued his […]

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  By Erin Smith A body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon off Wire Grass Road in Robeson County, according to the FBI and Lumberton Police Department. The discovery was made at about 4:45 p.m. today as investigators were following leads in the case of missing Lumberton teen Hania Aguilar. The body has not been positively […]

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It’s important to be secure whenever you shop online. On Cyber Monday, cybercriminals may try to take extra advantage of online shoppers. Here are some tips to protect your information: Shop from trustworthy and established websites only. Make sure your information is encrypted. Look for URLs that begin with https:// and have a closed padlock […]

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By Charlotte Smith   A horrific true story about a powerful, political man torturing a Pastor and his family for five years was unfolded at Elizabethtown Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11. Rebecca Alonzo, author of “The Devil in Pew Number Seven,” described her early life’s events with remarkable poise and forgiveness. The evening contained […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Court Judge James C. Dever III sentenced RODNEY TROY WILLIAMS, 50, of Bolivia, North Carolina, to 204 months in prison, followed by 60 months of supervised release. WILLIAMS was charged in a two-count […]

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RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Anthony Andrews, 51, of Lumberton, North Carolina, to 132 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Andrews was named in an Indictment filed on March 15, 2016, charging him […]

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Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker said his Narcotics Unit has closed out several investigations into the sale of illegal drugs in the county recently. “My Investigators continue to work every day to locate and put drug dealers out of business,” he said. McVicker noted the Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution […]

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By Erin Smith Today, (Monday, November 12) marks one week since a Lumberton teenager was abducted from her yard. The FBI has released additional photos of the missing Lumberton teenager and surveillance videos of a man they would like to speak with regarding the abduction. The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading […]

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Sheriff James A. McVicker said members of the Narcotics Unit conducted undercover operations in the Lisbon, White Oak, and Elizabethtown areas of the county that resulted in the arrest of three individuals. “We are getting more and more information from the community about people selling illegal drugs,” said McVicker. “I believe it is because they […]

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By Erin Smith One of the two men arrested and charged in the shooting death of North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner will be facing the death penalty. District Attorney Jon David’s office announced on Wednesday afternoon the Columbus County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Chancy Askew for his role in the shooting […]

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By Erin Smith Two court cases of interest to Bladen County residents were both continued this week in Bladen County Superior Court. The case involving a man who was involved in a standoff with law enforcement officers in November 2017 has been continued to December 3, 2018. His Attorney, Butch Pope, was unable to be […]

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Fayetteville, NC – On Thursday, November 1, 2018, at approximately 9:29 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Michelle Court in reference to a report of a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation revealed a subject called the Fayetteville 911 Communications Center and stated someone in […]

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Three Bladen County men were charged Monday with selling prescription pills, Sheriff Jim McVicker announced. The arrests came after investigations into the distribution of controlled substances in Bladen County. Arrested were: Franklin Quentil Pharr, 34, of Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown, on charges of sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances, possession with intent […]

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By Erin Smith Several Bladen County residents are reporting receiving calls from someone posing as an employee of the Social Security Administration. Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, announced the scammers will “spoof” the legitimate national customer service number of the Social Security Administration to get the victim to answer the telephone. […]

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NEW BERN – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Tamika Renee Wilson, 30, of Fayetteville, to 28 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release for her participation in a conspiracy […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that in federal court today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Christopher Parrish, 33, of Fayetteville, to 74 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. At the time of the instant offense, Parrish […]

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By Erin Smith The second suspect in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner made his first appearance in Columbus County District Court on Wednesday afternoon.  According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17th, State Trooper Kevin Conner stopped a white GMC pick-up truck for […]

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RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a Federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a thirteen-count indictment charging Stephanie Chavis, age 42, of Saint Pauls, North Carolina, with ten counts of Wire Fraud, two counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, and one count […]

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  By Erin Smith Prosecutors offered few details on Tuesday afternoon regarding the arrest of a second suspect in the shooting death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, “At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, State Trooper Kevin Conner stopped a white GMC pickup truck for a speeding […]

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By Erin Smith The suspect in the early morning shooting of a NC Highway Patrol Trooper made his first appearance before Judge Scott Ussery in a Columbus County Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.  Raheem Davis, 20, of Chadbourn, is charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond. If convicted, Davis could face either […]

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By Erin Smith Update: The North Carolina Highway Patrol has identified the Trooper killed in the line of duty as Kevin Conner. According to Michael Baker, a spokesperson with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Trooper Conner is an 11-year veteran of the North Carolina Highway Patrol Troop B District 5 in Columbus County. According to a […]

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RALEIGH: North Carolina will receive $27 million over the next year to fight the state’s opioid epidemic by getting people off opioids and preventing others from misusing them, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Grants include $23 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Contributed The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Elizabethtown Police Department and North Carolina Probation and Parole have completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Jones Street area of Elizabethtown. During the investigation, it was determined by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit that the below listed individuals were responsible […]

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RALEIGH – One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which Attorney General Sessions has made the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work […]

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Contributed   The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Todd Britt Court area of Bladenboro. During the investigation, it was determined by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit that the below listed individual was responsible for distributing Controlled Substances in and around […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit is asking the public for help in locating three individuals wanted for the sell of Schedule II Controlled Substances (Prescription Medication). Two of the individuals are from the Elizabethtown area and one is from the Bladenboro area of the county. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of these […]

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Contributed The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Elizabethtown area. During the investigation, it was determined by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit that Nathaniel Christian Cotten was responsible for distributing Controlled Substances in and around Elizabethtown. This investigation originated from citizen […]

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The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who are wanted for several breaking and entering cases of farms in the county and are asking for the public’s help in finding them. Wesley Keith Carroll, 37, of Clarkton, and Joshua Bryan Evans, 32, of Bladenboro, are accused of the theft of several thousand […]

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RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Michael Montray Frink, 25, of Bolivia, North Carolina, to 117 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Frink was charged by Indictment […]

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Contributed Sheriff James A. McVicker said that Narcotics Agents with his office, acting on tips from the neighborhood have made several arrests this week following an independent investigation to verify the validity of the complaints. “This week my investigators made several arrests based on information from citizens,” said McVicker. “We act on all tips and […]

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UPDATE: The case involving a man who was involved in a standoff with law enforcement officers in November 2017 has been continued once more. Bladen County Assistant District Attorney Quentin McGee told the court on Monday afternoon, “In this case there are some extenuating factors.” McGee requested the case be placed on the November case […]

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The West Bladen Assisted Living facility was the victim of a break-in on Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2018, according to the Bladenboro Police Department. Chief Chris Hunt said nothing was reported missing from the facility. He said officers did confront a suspect who was holding a shotgun but was not aggressive towards the officers. Chief Hunt […]

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RALEIGH – The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has evacuated several thousand adult and juvenile offenders and staff from facilities threatened by the effects of Hurricane Florence. More than 3,000 offenders have been safely relocated from facilities in the path of Hurricane Florence. Four county jails have also been evacuated with more than […]

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GREENVILLE – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that today, Francisco Damian Torres-Victoria, 25, of Elizabethtown, was sentenced by United States Senior District Judge Malcolm J. Howard for murder-for-hire and possession of a firearm by an alien. Judge Howard sentenced Torres-Victoria to 120 months of […]

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