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The Wilmington Star-News
CFPUA wants heads up before NC action against ChemoursVaughn Hagerty StarNews Correspondent WILMINGTON -- The Cape Fear Public Utili
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 hours ago
Vaughn Hagerty StarNews Correspondent WILMINGTON -- The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) wants a Bladen County judge to order the state to let it -- and the public -- know 30 days in advance about any settlement with... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NC to expand testing for toxic GenXmore wells tainted by the chemical, state regulators eye Chemours' air emission
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
more wells tainted by the chemical, state regulators eye Chemours' air emissions By Vaughn Hagerty StarNews Correspondent BLADEN COUNTY -- State regulators will test drinking water at three schools and other locations near the Fayetteville Works... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man arrested, charged with string of Bladen Co. break-insOne arrest helped solve five breaking and entering cases Tuesday in Bladen Coun
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
One arrest helped solve five breaking and entering cases Tuesday in Bladen County. According to a Wednesday afternoon news release, Jordan Thomas Jernigan, 27, of White Lake, was arrested and charged for his alleged role in a string of break-ins,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man suspected of multiple break-ins in Bladen, Sampson countiesand enterings in Bladen and Sampson counties was arrested by deputies over the
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
and enterings in Bladen and Sampson counties was arrested by deputies over the weekend. According to officials with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Johnathan Colby Rigsbee, 23, of White Oak, was taken into custody Saturday, Oct. 14 and... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
CFPUA files suit against Chemours, DuPont over toxic GenXstate law. That was followed on Sept. 8 by the company and the state striking
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
state law. That was followed on Sept. 8 by the company and the state striking an agreement on a partial consent order in Bladen County Superior Court stating Chemours must continue to prevent GenX and Nafion byproducts 1 and 2 -- a pair of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
CFPUA files suit against Chemours, DuPontstate law. That was followed on Sept. 8 by the company and the state striking
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
state law. That was followed on Sept. 8 by the company and the state striking an agreement on a partial consent order in Bladen County Superior Court stating Chemours must continue to prevent GenX and Nafion byproducts 1 and 2 – a pair of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bladen Co. man accused of pawning stolen items from home he broke into twiceA Bladen County man is accused of pawning items he allegedly stole from a home
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
A Bladen County man is accused of pawning items he allegedly stole from a home he broke into twice, according to a sheriff's office news release. Jonathan Allen Hall, 26, of Kelly, was charged with two counts each of felony breaking and entering,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Suspects accused of stealing power tools in Bladen Co. break-inDeputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men charged
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men charged with stealing power tools from a storage building last month. According to officials, the incident happened at a residence in the 4000 block of US 701 south of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
5 arrested in Bladen County meth lab bustA multi-agency investigation led to a meth lab bust in Bladen County late Thurs
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 days ago
A multi-agency investigation led to a meth lab bust in Bladen County late Thursday night. According to officials with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, an anonymous tip helped authorities investigate a meth lab that was being operated at a home in... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
EDITORIAL, Oct. 11: With GenX in picture, H2GO plant Is more appealingGenX have continued to spread, with traces of the chemical compound now found i
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
GenX have continued to spread, with traces of the chemical compound now found in groundwater near the Chemours plant in Bladen County. We suspect those ripples also will be felt when voters in the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer district... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Locked up for a cause: Bladen County Glamour in the SlammerBladen County employees, municipal staff and elected officials will be locked u
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
Bladen County employees, municipal staff and elected officials will be locked up in the Bladen County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon. The Bladen County Sheriff's office is hosting 'Operation Glamour in the Slammer' to raise money for the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bladenboro man charged with sex crimes against childA Bladenboro man is accused of sex crimes against a child. Jared Issac Britt,
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
A Bladenboro man is accused of sex crimes against a child. Jared Issac Britt, 24, was arrested by the Bladen County Sheriff's Office Monday and charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child under 15. He was... Read more
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The News & Observer
He was wrongfully convicted. Now he’s getting $4 million.Joseph Sledge and Bladen County sheriff reach $4 million settlement in wrongful
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
Joseph Sledge and Bladen County sheriff reach $4 million settlement in wrongful conviction | News & Observer Joseph Sledge hugs Christine Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, after his release from jail in Whiteville,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
5 Bladen Co. teens accused of vandalizing home during break-inFive Bladen County teenagers are accused of vandalizing a home after breaking i
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
Five Bladen County teenagers are accused of vandalizing a home after breaking into it and stealing two firearms last month. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred in the 3800 block of NC 87 East near Elizabethtown on... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
$4 million settlement to Sledge finalized by Bladen CountyAttorneys for Joseph Sledge filed paperwork Monday dismissing his lawsuit again
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
Attorneys for Joseph Sledge filed paperwork Monday dismissing his lawsuit against the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, after the county paid Sledge $4 million. Sledge spent 37 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Sledge was convicted and... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Chemours trucking GenX-laced wastewater offsiteFear River. The chemical is made by the Chemours Co. at Fayetteville Works, an
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
Fear River. The chemical is made by the Chemours Co. at Fayetteville Works, an industrial site straddling the Cumberland-Bladen county line. Chemours said in June the chemical that has been released into the Cape Fear on-and-off since 1980. It... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bladen Co. commissioners approve request to add sheriff to DEA task forceBladen County may soon join the federal government in combating the opioid cris
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 15 days ago
Bladen County may soon join the federal government in combating the opioid crisis. County commissioners approved placing a sheriff's deputy on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force at Monday's meeting. Bladen County has implemented multiple... Read more
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The News & Observer
Legislators override veto of bill addressing GenX dischargesand the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to help treat and remove the
The News & Observer / Posted 15 days ago
and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to help treat and remove the chemical GenX from the Cape Fear River. A Bladen County plant discharged the chemical for years into the river until recently. That public disclosure surprised local... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Federal lawsuit filed against Chemours over GenX contaminationthe defendants knew the Fayetteville Works site, which is located approximately
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 16 days ago
the defendants knew the Fayetteville Works site, which is located approximately 100 miles from Wilmington on the Cumberland-Bladen county line, did not have sufficient pollution, engineering, and process controls and management practices to prevent... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
NC legislators mull what to do about chemicals in rivers200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore s
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 21 days ago
200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore says the compound made at The Chemours Co.'s Bladen County plant might be hazardous to humans, but there's been too little research to know for sure. Moore says the... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
NC legislators mull what to do about chemicals in rivers200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore s
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 21 days ago
200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore says the compound made at The Chemours Co.'s Bladen County plant might be hazardous to humans, but there's been too little research to know for sure. Moore says the... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
NC legislators mull what to do about chemicals in rivers200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore s
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 21 days ago
200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore says the compound made at The Chemours Co.'s Bladen County plant might be hazardous to humans, but there's been too little research to know for sure. Moore says the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NC legislators mull what to do about chemicals in rivers200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore s
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 21 days ago
200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore says the compound made at The Chemours Co.'s Bladen County plant might be hazardous to humans, but there's been too little research to know for sure. Moore says the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Who dug into this Confederate soldier’s grave in NC?group wonders if soldier's grave was damaged in protest | News & Observer Moun
The News & Observer / Posted 21 days ago
group wonders if soldier's grave was damaged in protest | News & Observer Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Bladen County. findagrave.com Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Bladen County. findagrave.com The N.C.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
NC legislators mull what to do about chemicals in rivers200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore s
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 days ago
200,000 people in and around Wilmington. State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore says the compound made at The Chemours Co.'s Bladen County plant might be hazardous to humans, but there's been too little research to know for sure. Moore says the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
PROJECT TRACKER: Region's new $66 million water mainbe 14 miles long and run parallel to the existing pipe. The existing pipe stret
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
be 14 miles long and run parallel to the existing pipe. The existing pipe stretches from the King’s Bluff Pump Station in Bladen County to the raw water tank near the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Brunswick County. The progress: Engineers... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man pleads guilty to child sex crime charges in Bladen Countyguilty to child sex crimes. According to a news release, Enrique Maldonado, 39
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
guilty to child sex crimes. According to a news release, Enrique Maldonado, 39, of Garland, entered a guilty plea in Bladen County Superior Court to one count each of statutory sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. He... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bladenboro man sentenced for pair of break-insprison for his role in a pair of break-ins in the Bladenboro area. Cody Guyton
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
prison for his role in a pair of break-ins in the Bladenboro area. Cody Guyton, 25, of Bladenboro, entered guilty pleas in Bladen County Superior Court to breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering charges. Guyton received... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Bladen CountyA Sampson County man died in a single-vehicle crash in Bladen County Wednesday
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 28 days ago
A Sampson County man died in a single-vehicle crash in Bladen County Wednesday morning. According to the State Highway Patrol, Roman Blake Barnes, 29, of Garland was killed after he crashed his 1999 Buick Regal on Old Fayetteville Road near NC 242... Read more
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The News & Observer
Money to deal with water pollution in limbo as Cooper vetoes environmental billCounty, brings his tackle box to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the Willi
The News & Observer / Posted 29 days ago
County, brings his tackle box to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam off NC 87 in Bladen County on July 22, 2004. MARC HALLAP Billy Locklear, from Robeson County, brings his tackle box to the shores of the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Money to deal with water pollution in limbo as Cooper vetoes environmental billCounty, brings his tackle box to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the Willi
The News & Observer / Posted 29 days ago
County, brings his tackle box to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam off NC 87 in Bladen County on July 22, 2004. MARC HALLAP Billy Locklear, from Robeson County, brings his tackle box to the shores of the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Toxic GenX: The 'canary in the coal mine'Fear River. The chemical is made by the Chemours Co. at Fayetteville Works, an
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
Fear River. The chemical is made by the Chemours Co. at Fayetteville Works, an industrial site straddling the Cumberland-Bladen county line along the Cape Fear River about 100 miles upstream from Wilmington. GenX belongs to a family of chemicals... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
North Carolina editorial rounduphas been found in significant quantities in the Cape Fear River below the Chemo
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 30 days ago
has been found in significant quantities in the Cape Fear River below the Chemours plant, which straddles the Cumberland/Bladen County line. It's also showing up in the public water system that serves Wilmington and surrounding municipalities.... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Consolidation plans cause controversy for Bladen County SchoolsThe Bladen County Board of Education hopes consolidating schools will solve som
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 30 days ago
The Bladen County Board of Education hopes consolidating schools will solve some growing issues, but the public and the board can't agree on how to do that. Aging buildings and decreasing enrollment in schools have led to talk of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
FEMA funds for Matthew relief frozen for Bladen County residentsIt's been almost a year since Hurricane Matthew, but many Bladen County residen
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 30 days ago
It's been almost a year since Hurricane Matthew, but many Bladen County residents are still waiting on FEMA assistance to help them rebuild. On Monday night, the county found out it will have to wait a bit longer. FEMA determined there is an... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
North Carolina testing wells for chemical contaminationinvestigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for mor
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 1 months ago
investigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for more than 200,000 people downstream from the Bladen County plant. GenX is an unregulated compound used to make Teflon. Information from: The StarNews,... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
North Carolina testing wells for chemical contaminationinvestigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for mor
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 1 months ago
investigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for more than 200,000 people downstream from the Bladen County plant. GenX is an unregulated compound used to make Teflon. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
North Carolina testing wells for chemical contaminationinvestigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for mor
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 1 months ago
investigating chemical runoffs into the Cape Fear River, a water source for more than 200,000 people downstream from the Bladen County plant. GenX is an unregulated compound used to make Teflon. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights... Read more
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