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Pender County News

Pender Co. deputy totals patrol vehicle

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videoA Pender County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering from an accident suffered while on patrol. Full story...
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No one hurt after school bus rolls onto its side

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videoHighway Patrol says no one was hurt when a Pender County school bus rolled onto its side. It happened just after 7 a.m. on NC 210 near Old Plantation Road east of Rocky Point. Full story...
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Closures planned for Surf City bridge

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videoThe NCDOT will temporarily close one of two lanes on the bridge into Surf City Sunday and Monday, from 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. each night, weather permitting. Full story...
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Fire crews investigate after flames destroy Burgaw home

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Fire crews are investigating after flames destroy a home in Burgaw early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Pender deputy suspended for drinking before alcohol test training

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videoA Pender County Sheriff's deputy is back on duty after being suspended without pay for more than a week last month. Sheriff Carson Smith says Jan. 11 Dep. Nick Carter was attending a class to re-certify operating an alcohol breath test in Jacksonville. During a practice exercise at around 10 a.m., Dep. Carter blew a 0.02. Full story...
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Topsail student arrested for slashing tires

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videoA Topsail High School student is charged with multiple crimes in connection with slashed bus tires at the school. Full story...
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6 from Carolinas get French Legion of Honor

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Six World War II veterans from the Carolinas have been honored with France's highest military award, the Legion of Honor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Woman recovers after I-40 crash

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videoA woman is still in the hospital after an accident that shut down I-40 yesterday. Full story...
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Surf City motel destroyed, one person hurt

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videoTiffany's motel went up in flames around 3 a.m. The building was a historic part of Surf City. When the call came in, flames were engulfing Tiffany's motel, and strong winds quickly spread the flames to nearby buildings. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Good samaritan comforts victim of crash that closed I-40

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video Emergency workers had to use the jaws of life today to pry a woman from her car. The crash in Pender County closed down I-40 this afternoon for almost an hour near mile marker 401, but a good samaritan showed up just in time to help save the day. Full story...
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School bus tires slashed at Topsail High

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videoSome students in Pender County got a late start to their school day after vandals apparently targeted school buses. A statement from Pender County Schools says at 5:15 a.m., bus drivers arrived to begin their routes and found flat tires on 15 buses parked at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get the inside scoop on the stories making headlines in the Pender-Topsail Post & Voice. Full story...
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Teen arrested in Surf City surf shop break-in

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video A Hampstead teen has been charged with breaking into a Surf City business through its roof earlier this month. Full story...
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Accused molester listed himself online as babysitter

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videoA Pender County man who was arrested last week for molesting a child previously listed himself on a babysitter search website. Cheyne Potrafka is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, two counts of crimes against nature and one count of indecent liberties with a child... but before he was arrested, he listed a profile on the childcare search engine Care.com. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man breaks into store through roof

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videoSurf City Police have released surveillance video of a man who broke into a store earlier this month through the ceiling. Police say it happened just after 3 a.m. Jan. 9 at Tsunami Surf Shop at 13523 NC 50 in Surf City. Full story...
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