ⓘ Bladenboro, North Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Bladenboro, North Carolina

Development around Bladenboro, a farming community also known in its earliest days for its turpentine and lumber, began to take off after a railroad was built through the area in 1859. In 1885, brothers R.L. and H.C. Bridger came to Bladenboro from Little River, South Carolina, to operate a turpentine business. They soon became involved in the timber business and operated a cotton gin. The brothers and their descendants would have a major effect on the shaping of the town and its economy for much of the next century. Major businesses, owned and operated by members of the Bridger family and which employed many area residents, have included Bridger Corporation a farming supply company and general store no longer in operation, Bladenboro Cotton Mills established in 1912 and later sold to become Highland Mills, and the Bank of Bladenboro established in 1908 and now part of First Citizens Bank.

In August 2014, Lennon Lacy, a student studied in high school West Bladen, was found dead, hanging from the frame of the swing set in Central mobile home community. The death was originally declared a suicide by North Carolina chief medical examiner, but the family of the Lacys believed that he was lynched. Lacy, who was black, was to meet a white woman who also believes that Lacy was murdered, and who claimed, the neighbors warned her that their interracial relationship was "not right". In December 2014, the FBI announced it would investigate. In June 2016, the completion of the investigation, the FBI reported that "no evidence to pursue Federal criminal civil rights."

                                     
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  • The Beast of Bladenboro refers to the creature responsible for a string of deaths amongst Bladenboro North Carolina animals in the winter of 1953 - 54
  • Carolina. It traverses from Cerro Gordo to Benson, connecting the cities of Bladenboro Elizabethtown, and Roseboro. NC 242 is a 94.2 - mile 151.6 km long rural
  • North Carolina Highway 131 NC 131 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina It connects the city of Bladenboro to Fayetteville
  • WRDK 90.7 FM was a radio station licensed to serve Bladenboro North Carolina United States. The station was owned by Richburg Educational Broadcasters
  • As NC 410 leaves Bladenboro it crosses paths with NC 211 Bypass. 5 miles 8.0 km later, it splits from NC 131, which continues north to Tar Heel. As
  • born in Bladenboro North Carolina He graduated from Mars Hill Junior College and the two - year medical program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel
  • Lennon Lacy was a student attending West Bladen High School, in Bladenboro North Carolina On August 29, 2014, he was found dead, hanging from the frame
  • Bladen County ˈbleɪdən is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina As of the 2010 Census, the population was 35, 190. Its county seat is
  • North Carolina is a state located in the Southern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, North Carolina is the ninth most populous
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