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Pender County News

There's still time to enter Topsail Chili Festival

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video Think your chili recipe has what it takes to win a competition? The Topsail Chili Festival is next weekend and organizers say they're still accepting applications for cooks! Full story...
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Topsail High grad places 5th in World Weightlifting Championships

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Topsail High School graduate James Tatum placed 5th at the World Weightlifting Championships by successfully completing a 138kg (303.6 lbs) 'Snatch' lift and a 166kg (365.2 lbs) 'Clean & Jerk' lift. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Penny Wolff

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videoFourth grade teacher Penny Wolff is a basketball fan, but she's not letting a team rivalry stand between her and students. Full story...
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Woman accused of embezzling from Cancer Society in court

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videoA woman who allegedly embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the American Cancer Society made her first appearance in front of a judge Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Surf City motel close to reopening building destroyed by fire

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videoPart of a historic motel in Surf City is being rebuilt after a fire earlier this year. Tiffany's motel was a landmark in the town from the 1950s, but in January a fire claimed one of its buildings. Now the rebuilding processes is nearing its end. Full story...
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SUV runs into drug store

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videoHighway Patrol says a 74-year-old woman ran her SUV into the entrance of the CVS on US 17 in Hampstead this afternoon. Troopers say the woman pressed the wrong pedal and drove over the curb and into the electric doors. Full story...
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New seafood processor creating 120 jobs in Pender County

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videoA seafood processor plans to create more than 100 new jobs in Pender County, according to state and local leaders. RC Creations, LLC, a seafood processing company, plans to create 120 new jobs and invest more than $25 million by the end of 2017. Full story...
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New Walmart shopping center could be headed to Burgaw

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video Residents living in the town of Burgaw met Thursday evening to talk about a new Walmart shopping center. Those who attended the public meeting were split. Some say the new shopping center will bring revenue and traffic to their small community, while others say it will hurt the town. Full story...
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Former American Cancer Society worker charged with embezzlement

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video A woman who had access to money for a cancer charity is now accused of stealing it. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says Wendy Purdue stole thousand of dollars from the American Cancer Society. Full story...
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Nearly 80 animals taken from purported Pender puppy mill

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videoMore than 80 animals were rescued from a home in Pender County today. Investigators said they were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill after a consumer complained of a sick dog. Full story...
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