Bladen County

Bladen County, North Carolina

166 E Broad St Rm 105
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Phone: (910) 862-6700
Fax: (910) 862-6767

In south-central NC, southeast of Fayetteville; organized 1734 (prior to statehood) from New Hanover County. Name Origin: For Martin Bladen (1680-1746), English soldier and commissioner of trade and plantations (1717-46)

Area (sq mi):: 887.13 (land 874.94; water 12.19) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 32,938 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 12.60% Population 2000: 32,278 (White 55.90%; Black or African American 37.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,735; median household $26,877; Population below poverty level: 21.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,083-$21,244
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 26.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Harris hasn't been certified the winner, and an investigation is looking into missing absentee ballots in Bladen County and whether unsealed ballots illegally handled by collection teams there could have been altered.
A massive federal jury verdict is a poor sign for North Carolina's porcine.<br />In a potentially groundbreaking decision, a jury in the state's Eastern District has awarded $50.75 million in damages to 10 residents living near an industrial hog farm in Bladen County to compensate them for the nasty odors produced by the farm's porkers.<br />The local residents had filed a private nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, alleging that the farm's stench interfered with their enjoyment of their property.
Pat McCrory said that the state recorded three storm-related deaths -- one in Samson County due to hydroplaning and two in Bladen County after a vehicle was submerged in flood water.
(Clinton, N.C.) has found another method to address the homework gap in Bladen County, listed by the state of North Carolina as one of its most economically distressed counties.
Bladen County District Attorney Jon David said Friday he also asked the FBI to review the case because the family and the NAACP said they had information they would provide only to federal authorities.
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Bladen County Sheriff's Department Captain Rodney Hester said 300 to 400 residents and employees of local businesses were evacuated due to the afternoon derailment of nine tank cars in a 105-car, CSX Corp train headed to Wilmington, North Carolina, Reuters reported Saturday.
Wise traces the land in Bladen County shot through by the Cape Fear River and home to the worlds largest slaughterhouse.
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The company, which operates the world's largest pork slaughterhouse, in Bladen County, N.C., is running a set of TV commercials from Raleigh east to tout its benefits.
Lowder previously worked in state and local emergency preparedness for 25 years in North Carolina, including serving as director of emergency services for Bladen County.