Pender County News
A child doesn't let heart problems break her
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:00pm.

video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever.

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Local child is 1 of 6 kids living in NC with an adult pacemaker
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 7:18am.

videoRiley is a 4th grade student. At a glance, she looks just like any other health, happy child. But it's what's inside that makes her different. Riley has an adult pacemaker. Now she wants to help others.

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Pender Co. looks for new site for jail after Burgaw blocks plan
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:53pm.

videoPender County is looking for a new location for a jail after Burgaw commissioners last night voted down the county's request to rezone some land. The county was under contract to purchase 34 acres along US 117 in Burgaw. Now it's back to the drawing board.

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Wallace man charged with raping Pender Co. teen
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:22pm.

Pender County investigators have charged a Wallace man with statutory rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged Dustin Dewayne Raynor, 21, Monday.

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Hiking for Hope: supporting women with cancer
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 9:10pm.

video Just in time for March 8th's International Womens Day, the Women of Hope organization held their inaugural "Hiking for Hope" fundraiser.

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Fire leaves mobile home a total loss
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:49pm.

videoA fire destroyed a mobile home early Friday morning on West Ninth Street.

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Motel opens doors after destroyed by fire
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:42pm.

videoA little more than a year ago part of a landmark motel in Surf City burned to the ground. Friday the owner and staff at Tiffany’s celebrated a new beginning.

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Surf City receives significant beach damage from storm
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:08pm.

Coastal Storm Damage: The coastal storm occurring March 6th and 7th has left many areas of the Surf City beach strand with significant dune escarpments, damage to crossovers and stairs leading to the beach, as well as related debris on the beach strand.

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Hampstead residents speak out about plan for bypass ramp
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:34pm.

videoThey are for the bypass, but against the proposed mid-town ramp. Citizens for the Hampstead Bypass say the ramp would not only get rid of one of Hampstead's most popular restaurants, Saw Mill Grill, it would also eliminate historic Chapel Pond and the habitat both humans and wildlife call home.

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Rocky Point man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes with child
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:41pm.

A 20-year-old man in Rocky Point pleaded guilty Wednesday to indecent liberties with a child. A judge sentenced Reginald Dakota Faircloth to 12 to 24 months.

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