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Pender County News

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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Burgaw man charged with sex crimes against child

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video A Burgaw man is in jail accused of sex crimes against a child. Pender County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cheyne Martin Potrafka, 29, Friday. Full story...
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Names released of victims in fatal crash on US 421 in Pender Co.

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videoTwo people are dead after a crash between a log truck and a car in Pender County. One man heard everything. Full story...
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Farmers prepare for cold weather

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videoIt has been a roller-coaster ride of weather this winter with record setting warmth in Southeastern North Carolina just last week. But it's time to bundle up. Full story...
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Pender Co. man charged with more than 27 sexually related counts

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Danny Dewitt Strickland today on 27 different sexually related charges. Strickland has been previously charged with four sexually related counts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Community rallies to save its post office

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video With the threat of closure looming over their post office, the Pender County community of Maple Hill has rallied around the building at the center of town. But would it be too late? Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools to discuss converting two schools to K-5

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video Pender County Schools wants input on whether to convert two schools that that currently have students in three grades each to both have kindergarten through fifth grades. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gun shop says Time Warner Cable anti-gun policy violating rights

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video A local gun store says a cable company is violating its rights. Surf City Guns and Ammo had been running commercials on Time Warner Cable. Now, the company will not allow the small business to run the ads it wants. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Big changes to some Pender County schools; an education lesson modeled after a popular game. Get the inside scoop on these stories and more. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Little info in hit and run that injured 12-year-old girl

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videoA late-night hit and run over the weekend left a Pender County girl in the hospital, but the details surrounding the accident are still unclear. Full story...
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DOT picks location for new Topsail Island Bridge

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videoThe Surf City Swing Bridge is one step closer to the end of its decades-long run. The NC Department of Transportation has decided where to build a new bridge to Topsail Island. Full story...
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