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Pender County News

2 utility workers hit by truck, 1 dead in Hampstead

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videoA utility worker is dead and another injured after they were hit by a pick-up truck along US 17 in Pender County, according to Highway Patrol. Full story...
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UPDATE: Rocky Point man should get missing package very soon

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videoIt's a nightmare to think about: Your package lost in the mail indefinitely. But that's been one Pender County man's reality since the end of July. However, an email from the Greensboro U.S. Post office says a package that's been missing for a month should arrive on his doorstep very soon. Full story...
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3 charged for assault, stealing drugs

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A woman and two men are in jail accused of breaking into a Pender County home and stealing medicine. Full story...
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Pender man charged with attempted murder after fight about power bill

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videoA Pender County man is charged with attempted murder and other crimes after a dispute over a power bill, investigators say. Full story...
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Topsail Beach gets ready to celebrate 50th birthday

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videoTopsail Beach is celebrating a milestone birthday. The town turned 50 in March, but locals are celebrating next week. Those who have lived on the island since day one say a lot has changed since 1963. Full story...
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Woman celebrates a milestone birthday

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videoNot many citizens can say they have lived through the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and even the inauguration of the first black president. Full story...
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Pender Co. teacher drowned while paddleboarding

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videoA Pender County teacher drowned earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office says the family of Amanda Perkins reported her missing early Thursday morning after she did not come home from paddleboarding along a creek off the Intracoastal Waterway near Hampstead. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender Co. father, daughter arrested for incest

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videoS Marshalls arrested a Pender County couple this morning in Hampstead on incest charges, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Robert Lee Earley Jr. is charged with incest, statutory rape and child abuse. Full story...
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Driver charged with second DWI in two weeks after hitting car, store

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videoA Pender County man is behind bars after his second drunk driving arrest in two weeks. This time investigators say John Paulson's actions sent two people to the hospital and caused significant damage to a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Community speaks out about new NCDOT Hampstead bypass plan

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videoA revised plan for the Highway 17 bypass project has some people concerned. The NC Department of Transportation says the new interchange will help with excess traffic. But neighbors say it's a waste of money, and they want to keep the area preserved. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police release name of Topsail Beach drowning victim

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videoA Pender County woman is dead after witnesses say she went under in waters up to her neck at Topsail Beach Monday morning. Topsail Beach police say the rescue call for help came in just before noon, but it was already too late to save the swimmer. Full story...
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'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' Headlines

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The 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' editor Andy Pettigrew sat down with Good Morning Carolina anchor Randy Aldridge to talk about the week's headlines.video Full story...
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Star News: Pender deputies search for armed man

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video The Star News reports, authorities were searching for a man armed with a shotgun near Paul's Place in Rocky Point Tuesday night. Full story...
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Friends, family remember drowning victim

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videoA woman drowned while swimming with her lifelong friend in Topsail Beach. Now, friends and family members are trying to make sense of what happened to the former Assistant Town Clerk they knew and loved. Full story...
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One child in hospital after crash near Surf City

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videoOne car flipped on its side during a crash at the intersection of Highway 17 and US 210 near Surf City. Surf city police a child had to go to the hospital because of the accident. Everyone else walked away from the crash unhurt. Full story...
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