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Bladen County

Jun 12, 2018

NC agency may ask judge to order chemical plant changes

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina’s environmental agency says it plans to ask a judge to impose tougher conditions on operations at a chemical plant that has long emitted a little-understood industrial compound. The state Department of Environmental Quality said it plans to go to court later this summer to force The Chemours Co. to stop GenX […]

Oct 13, 2016

Candidate For judge suspended from practice

The outspoken, red Corvette-driving lawyer who wanted to add a black robe to his wardrobe and serve on the Superior Court bench for Bladen and Columbus counties has been suspended from the practice of law for five years. But Christopher Livingston’s name will still appear on the ballot. Should he pull off the mother of […]

Mar 19, 2015

Authorities identify suspect killed by Bladen officers

DUBLIN (AP) — The State Bureau of Investigation has released the name of a man shot and killed by police in Bladen County this week. SBI spokeswoman Teresa West in a statement said that 24-year-old Declan Owen of Elizabethtown died when he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy and a Bladenboro police officer Tuesday in […]

Dec 12, 2014

FBI looking into teen’s hanging death

BLADENBORO (AP) — A prosecutor says the FBI is looking into the hanging death of a black North Carolina teen after his family questioned the official ruling that he killed himself. Seventeen-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging by a dog leash and a belt from a swing set in a trailer park in August. The […]

Mar 22, 2011

Municipal – Special-Use Permit – Findings of Fact

Edwards v. County of Bladen. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-16-0292, 10 pp.) (Cressie H. Thigpen Jr., J.) Appealed from Bladen County Superior Court. (Gregory A. Weeks, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: A planning board denying a special-use permit application must make more than conclusory findings of fact […]

Mar 8, 2011

Bladen County wreck resulted in disc protrusion, depression

Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle travelling at 45 mph.  Plaintiff lost consciousness in the collision. In March 2007, he underwent cervical decompression, a complete diskectomy, bilateral foraminotomies and decompression of the nerve roots.  He developed depression due to his inability to sustain gainful employment and was determined to be disabled by […]

Mar 2, 2011

Criminal Practice – Secret Assault – Victim’s Awareness – SBI Lab – Testing – Sentencing – Out-of-State Convictions

State v. Wright. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0231, 31 pp.) (Cressie H. Thigpen Jr., J.) Appealed from Bladen County Superior Court. (James F. Ammons Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though defendant broke into the victims’ home in the middle of the night, armed and wearing a […]

Jan 17, 2011

Third-party workplace explosion suit settles for nearly $2.9M

This action arose from a fire and explosion that occurred at a feed and grain mill, which was owned and operated by the third-party defendants. The plaintiff was not employed by the feed and grain mill, but instead was employed by a subcontractor that had been hired to perform repair work at the mill. The […]

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