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The Wilmington Star-News
Landowners seek answers to troubling GenX issuehas since been detected in alarming numbers in some private wells tested around
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 hours ago
has since been detected in alarming numbers in some private wells tested around the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility in Bladen County. Members of an audience of more than 350 people were angry, frustrated and came seeking answers. The state's... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
CFPUA says it has spent more than $1.1 million on GenXlegal action against Chemours, the company known to have discharged the chemica
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
legal action against Chemours, the company known to have discharged the chemical into the Cape Fear River from a plant in Bladen County. CFPUA also had additional costs related to removing the water from the aquifer, according to the release. The... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Family remembers 60-old man killed in his homemorning revealed that Leach suffered blunt force trauma to the head. However, a
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
morning revealed that Leach suffered blunt force trauma to the head. However, a cause of death hasn't been determined. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office arrested three people for murder in connection with Leach's death: Raliek Tyree Lapaix, 17, of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
3 suspects arrested in Bladen County murderThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office has arrested three suspects on murder charge
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
The Bladen County Sheriff's Office has arrested three suspects on murder charges in connection with the death of a Clarkton man Wednesday night. The sheriff's office said that it was alerted to an unknown situation occurring at 84 Ida's Lane at... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Shooting reported at high school in New MexicoThursday. Bladen Co. officials investigating apparent homicideBladen Co. offic
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
Thursday. Bladen Co. officials investigating apparent homicideBladen Co. officials investigating apparent homicide The Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent homicide of a man in Clarkton. The Bladen County Sheriff's... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bladen Co. officials investigating apparent homicideThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent homicide of a
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
The Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent homicide of a man in Clarkton. The sheriff's office said that it was alerted to an unknown situation occurring at 84 Ida's Lane at approximately 5:30 p.m. Deputies arriving at the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Primary care doctor teaches other physicians safe opioid prescribing practicesago he started teaching these classes. He also said a personal desire drew him
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 days ago
ago he started teaching these classes. He also said a personal desire drew him to teach. Rich is a primary care doctor in Bladen County where he said he has seen the opioid crisis firsthand, and he wanted to do a better job helping the people out... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
State agencies, EPA figuring out next steps after testing for GenX in honeyConcerned about GenX in his honey, a farmer in Bladen County voluntarily took a
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
Concerned about GenX in his honey, a farmer in Bladen County voluntarily took a sample and sent it to a lab for analysis. Now, state agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency are trying to determine if testing for water is appropriate for... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
GenX compound now detected in honey in Bladen CountyCarolina has been found in a food product for the first time. The StarNews of
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that honey collected by a Bladen County farmer has tested for levels of the potentially harmful GenX compound nearly 15 times higher than the health... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
EDITORIAL, Dec. 2: Halting any GenX flow into river is obvious solutionthe flow of information -- information that Chemours committed to provide when
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
the flow of information -- information that Chemours committed to provide when it signed a partial consent order in Bladen County Superior Court. We are not sure how much discretion regulators have in issuing permits, but DEQ should use its... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Facing NC deadline, Chemours will end all toxic GenX, Nafion dischargesfailure to notify the state within 24 hours of the event constituted of a conse
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
failure to notify the state within 24 hours of the event constituted of a consent order signed earlier this year in Bladen County Superior Court, in which Chemours agreed not to release any more GenX or Nafion byproducts into the river. “We... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NC pushes to learn about Nafion levels in Cape Fearincluded a provision requiring Chemours to capture any discharges in an early S
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
included a provision requiring Chemours to capture any discharges in an early September partial consent order signed in Bladen County Superior Court. Samples from Sept. 18 and tested using non-targeted analysis indicated Nafion byproduct 1... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
New Testing Brings Total of GenX-Contaminated Wells to 85a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also hav
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 17 days ago
a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also have found in two municipal wells used by the Bladen County water system, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) from The Chemours Co. plant. The state is suspending Chemours'... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
New testing brings total of GenX-contaminated wells to 85a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also hav
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 17 days ago
a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also have found in two municipal wells used by the Bladen County water system, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) from The Chemours Co. plant. The state is suspending Chemours'... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
New testing brings total of GenX-contaminated wells to 85a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also hav
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 18 days ago
a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also have found in two municipal wells used by the Bladen County water system, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) from The Chemours Co. plant. The state is suspending Chemours'... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
New testing brings total of GenX-contaminated wells to 85a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also hav
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 18 days ago
a level of the chemical below the state's health goal. Traces of GenX also have found in two municipal wells used by the Bladen County water system, around 3 miles (5 kilometers) from The Chemours Co. plant. The state is suspending Chemours'... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
GenX levels surge again as DEQ seeks answersChemours reported late October spike of the toxic chemical entering the Cape Fe
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
Chemours reported late October spike of the toxic chemical entering the Cape Fear River By Adam Wagner GateHouse Media BLADEN COUNTY -- Levels of the GenX chemical spiked yet again in late October and early November at Chemours' Fayetteville Works... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
'He's been struggling with depression': 911 calls reveal tense moments before armed standoffAudio recordings released by Bladen County authorities reveal the tense moments
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 23 days ago
Audio recordings released by Bladen County authorities reveal the tense moments that led up to a man barricading himself inside his home and firing gunshots at his family and deputies Tuesday afternoon. Mackenzie Brisson, 20, was found safe in a... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
GenX levels surge again as DEQ seeks answersChemours reported late October spike of the toxic chemical entering the Cape Fe
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
Chemours reported late October spike of the toxic chemical entering the Cape Fear River By Adam Wagner GateHouse Media BLADEN COUNTY -- Levels of the GenX chemical spiked yet again in late October and early November, according to water samples at... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
6-hour standoff in North Carolina ends with no injuriesman fired at his grandfather and sheriff's deputies ended after about six hours
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
man fired at his grandfather and sheriff's deputies ended after about six hours. The Fayetteville Observer reports Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker says 20-year-old MacKenzie Brisson was found safe in a pickup truck Tuesday evening when a... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
6-hour standoff in North Carolina ends with no injuriesman fired at his grandfather and sheriff's deputies ended after about six hours
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 24 days ago
man fired at his grandfather and sheriff's deputies ended after about six hours. The Fayetteville Observer reports Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker says 20-year-old MacKenzie Brisson was found safe in a pickup truck Tuesday evening when a... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man detained in Bladen County armed standoffAuthorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have detained a man who bar
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have detained a man who barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly began firing shots at deputies around noon Tuesday. Mackenzie Brisson, 20, was taken into custody shortly before 6 p.m. after... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Sheriff on barricade situation: 'No one has been hurt yet and we want to keep it that way'Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who b
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly began firing shots at deputies around noon Tuesday. As of about 4:30 p.m., deputies have been unable to locate the man, but... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Man barricades himself in home, fires at Bladen Co. deputiesAuthorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who b
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 24 days ago
Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly began firing shots at deputies around noon Tuesday. According to Sheriff James McVicker, the sheriff's office received a... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Public, CFPUA will get to review any NC-Chemours pactthat any settlement of the state’s claims would require a 30-day notice for com
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
that any settlement of the state’s claims would require a 30-day notice for comment. The state’s complaint, filed in Bladen County Superior Court, detailed a number of allegations regarding fluorochemical contamination by Chemours in the Cape... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Portion of Benton Road closed due to wreck, driver injuredin home, fires at Bladen Co. deputiesMan barricades himself in home, fires at B
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
in home, fires at Bladen Co. deputiesMan barricades himself in home, fires at Bladen Co. deputies Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly began firing shots at... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man barricades himself in home, fires at Bladen Co. deputiesAuthorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who b
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
Authorities with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a home and allegedly began firing shots at deputies around noon Tuesday. According to Sheriff James McVicker, the sheriff's office received a... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Officials investigate plane crash in Bladenboro(FAA) is investigating a small plane crash that happened in Bladenboro around 1
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 26 days ago
(FAA) is investigating a small plane crash that happened in Bladenboro around 11:20 Saturday morning. According to Bladen County Emergency Director, Bradley Kinlaw, a single-engine 1969 Piper Cherokee 140, crashed landed in the woods in... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Robbery leads to chase through multiple countiesA Fresh Foods IGA clerk was assaulted and robbed by a man in Bladenboro Friday.
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 27 days ago
A Fresh Foods IGA clerk was assaulted and robbed by a man in Bladenboro Friday. According to Bladen County Sheriff, James McVicker, the male suspect went into the grocery store around 11 a.m. Friday. He assaulted the clerk and left the grocery store... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Area school buses re-inspected after fires in the western part of NCeach of those fleets, but the Columbus County spokesperson noted the inspection
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 28 days ago
each of those fleets, but the Columbus County spokesperson noted the inspection showed needed repairs were already made. In Bladen County, a spokesperson says there were a few buses involved, but all repairs had been made years ago based on previous... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent wins Friday MedalMcDaris – Transylvania County Janet Mason – Rutherford County Patrick Miller
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 28 days ago
McDaris – Transylvania County Janet Mason – Rutherford County Patrick Miller - Greene County Robert Taylor – Bladen County In addition to Hoke, honored speakers at the event were Representative Craig Horn, NC House of Representatives... Read more
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The News & Observer
North Carolina just took its toughest action yet against the company behind the GenX pollutionCounty, brings his tackle box down to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the
The News & Observer / Posted 29 days ago
County, brings his tackle box down to the shores of the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam off NC 87 in Bladen County Thursday morning July 22, 2004. MARC HALLAP Billy Locklear, from Robeson County, brings his tackle box down to... Read more
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