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Pender County News

Town manager: Sandbags save almost 40 homes

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video About 6 months ago, beach erosion threatened almost 40 homes on the north end of North Topsail Beach, but the town manager says after a record-fast emergency plan, those homes are now safe. Full story...
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Topsail Beach leaders meet to discuss FEMA appeal

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videoTopsail Beach town leaders met Wednesday night to talk about a push to appeal FEMA's recent flood rezoning. Full story...
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Topsail Beach asks for more help to avoid increasing flood insurance

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The town of Topsail Beach asks homeowners to continue sending money for an appeal on flood zoning. Last week we told you FEMA proposes changing about 200 homes from Scott to Clark Avenues to a VE flood zone. The town says that could increase those homeowners' flood insurance upwards of five times. Full story...
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Doctor's receptionist charged in prescription drug bust

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videoA receptionist at a doctor's office, along with several family members and friends, are facing charges in connection with a prescription drug ring. Full story...
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Burgaw Walmart likely to be open in May

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videoThe Burgaw Walmart will likely be open in May. Full story...
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Pender Co. deputies searching for missing teen

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing teen. Full story...
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Surf City real estate company petitions for commercial usage of drones

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video From delivering a pizza to touring a neighborhood business owners are finding ways to use drone technology. And one Surf City man trying to use drones to keep his real estate business soaring high above the rest. Full story...
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DA wants to use testimony from a murdered witness

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video The man accused of killing one man and then allegedly murdering a witness for that trial was in court again today. Nashid Porter is charged with killing Brian Grant in 2012 and Obediah Hester in 2014. Full story...
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UPDATE: Kidnapping ends in crash

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office reported a kidnapping at 144 Clarksville Landing Road in Rocky Point early Saturday morning. Just minutes before, a wreck was reported on Highway 210 near Heide Trask High School. Full story...
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Topsail Beach leaders discuss parking fees

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video The Town of Topsail Beach is discussing doing away with their free parking. The town manager says they need the revenue to pay for long-term beach renourishment. Full story...
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