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Pender County News

Police search for missing teen in Pender County

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office is looking for 16 year old James Daniel Godwin. Full story...
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StarNews: Pender shooting leads to wreck

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video A man who reportedly fired shots inside his Pender County house about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, was critically injured when he wrecked his motorcycle in an attempt to escape police , officials said. Full story...
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Store robbed in Rocky Point

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video The Pender County Sheriff’s office says the man pictured walked into La Tienda Esmeralda store on Highway 117 south in Rocky Point, around 5 pm Monday, pulled out a handgun and robbed the store. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’ 8" , muscular build, wearing a white jacket and a hat with ear flaps. Full story...
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UNCW employee charged for having child pornography

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video In August, the Pender County Sheriffs Office arrested and charged 41-year-old Harvey Darrell Porter with six counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor after child pornography was found on his computer. Full story...
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'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' update Nov. 7

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video"Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Editor Andy Pettigrew gives a sneak preview of what we can find in the paper before it hit the stands. Full story...
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Rocky Point man taken to hospital after house catches fire

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It was a scary morning for a Rocky Point man, when he found his house on fire. The fire broke out at 120 Lightwood Knot Lane off NC 117. The call came in to 911 around 11 a.m. A neighbor said when he ran to help, the owner of the house was so black with soot, he did not even recognize him. Full story...
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Sea turtles rescued in wake of Hurricane Sandy

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video As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore. Full story...
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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City

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Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened. Full story...
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Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area

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video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business. Full story...
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Passenger indicted in fatal Pender wreck

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A Pender County grand jury has indicted the passenger in a car wreck earlier this month for several counts, including including second-degree murder of his girlfriend. Full story...
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Player of the Week: Scott Houghteling

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video Every Thursday WWAY recognizes a local high school football player. This week we're congratulating Scott Houghteling, a senior from Topsail High School. WWAY's John Rendleman has our Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Player of the Week presentation from Hampstead. Full story...
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October 24 headlines from Pender County

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videoPender County Elections Director Dennis Boyles tells "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Editor Andy Pettigrew more than 4,000 votes have been cast during early voting in the county so far. Full story...
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Passenger charged with murder in Pender crash

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video A passenger involved in a fatal car accident in Pender County earlier this month is now charged with murder. Investigators say Lance Powers grabbed the steering wheel of the car, forcing it into oncoming traffic. The accident killed one woman and injured four other people. Full story...
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Topsail names head baseball coach

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The search is over. Topsail High School has a new head baseball coach. The Pirates went to the western part of the state to find a coach who will now make a move east. Full story...
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UPDATE: Passenger charged in fatal Pender Co. crash still in hospital

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According to Pender County District Attorney Ben David, the passenger charged in the fatal car crash last week is still in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, receiving reconstructive surgery. Following the crash that killed 27-year-old Jennie Moore, Lance Powers, 26, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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