Candidates file dates pushed back in Bladenboro

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Candidates wanting to run for offices in Bladenboro will be filing later than others in Bladen County. The filing period begins July 25th and runs through August 15th. The dates have changed this year because Bladenboro elects municipal offices by wards and candidates must also live in the ward in which they decide to run. A state statute mandates the change after the census every ten years.