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Pender County News

Pender Commissioners don't approve animal shelter security cameras

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video Pender County leaders say they have been working for months to get security cameras installed at the animal shelter. They say most of the buildings that are county-owned have these types of camera. Full story...
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Pender animal shelter passes re-inspection

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video Last week the Pender County animal shelter was the point of allegations. Two weeks ago, inspectors found animals not being properly cared for but those problems seemed to be corrected. The shelter passed a re-inspection Monday. Full story...
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Pender County leaders taking action into animal shelter

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video Pender County authorities say they are taking action and looking into the complaints that were made about the animal shelter Monday night. They plan to make major changes to help safeguard against similar problems down the road. Full story...
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McIntyre announces $310,032 in federal funds for Surf City Volunteer Fire Department

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Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday that the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has received $310,032 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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Pender County animal shelter fails inspection report

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video Complaints are mounting about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Allegations include theft of county property, misuse of donated materials, abuse of animals and other misconduct. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender sheriff discusses deputy's DWI charge

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videoAfter firing a deputy involved in an alleged drunk driving crash yesterday, Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith wants to make sure nothing like that happens again. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 AND THE POST & VOICE: Accusations of misconduct at Pender Animal Shelter

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video Strong accusations of misconduct by Pender County Animal Shelter employees were brought before county commissioners Monday. A group of shelter volunteers, lead by Greg Campbell of Hampstead, brought allegations of theft of county property, misuse of materials donated to the shelter, abuse of animals, and other misconduct. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Investigators say Pender Co. deputy was drunk before wrecking car

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video A Pender County Sheriff's deputy is out of a job after being charged with DWI after a car crash in Onslow County this morning. Full story...
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Former Hampstead fire chief charged with shooting wife, stealing truck

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videoA former chief of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department is charged with shooting his wife in the leg and stealing his neighbor's truck. Full story...
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CFCC to hold informational session in Surf City Saturday

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Cape Fear Community College and Surf City officials are teaming up to spread the word about CFCC’s new campus coming to Surf City. Full story...
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Alcohol vaporizers newest trend in fast highs

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video A new trend in getting drunk has the attention of law enforcement agencies, as it makes its way to North Carolina. Experts say people are using alcohol vaporizers to get drunker faster. Full story...
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Pender County murder suspect turns himself in

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videoThe man accused of a deadly shooting last night in Pender County turned himself in this afternoon. Pender County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 911 call at a home off US 17 in Hampstead just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they found the body of Donnie Lee Pridgen. Full story...
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Registered sex offender charged with 20-year-old crimes against child

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videoA registered sex offender is back in jail charged with sex crimes against a child two decades ago. The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested Barry Gene Gurganious, 42, of Currie Tuesday for two counts of first degree statutory sexual offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Lane closures on Surf City bridge continue tonight

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation will again temporarily close one of two lanes on the bridge on NC 210/NC 50 in Surf City tonight from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting. Full story...
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Wilmington teen charged with sexual assault in Pender Co.

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videoA Wilmington teen is facing several sexual assault charges including attempted rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 17-year-old Tyler Koenig last week. Full story...
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