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Pender County News

SURPRISE SQUAD: 'Relishing' free food at Paul's Place

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videoWWAY's Makenzi Henderson was at Paul's Place in Rocky Point. The restaurant is famous for its hot dogs and is a staple in the community. Many people said they've been going to Paul's Place for decades. Full story...
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New kind of Walmart store opens in Surf City

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videoSurf City is now home to a new Walmart, but this Walmart is a little different than what you are probably used to. It's music to Walmart shoppers' ears in Pender County. Full story...
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Former church worker pleads guilty to embezzlement

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videoA woman charged earlier this year for stealing from the church where she used to work has pleaded guilty to the crimes. Gloria Hardee, 58, recently pleaded guilty in Pender County Court to three counts of embezzlement. Full story...
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PENDER COUNTY: Incumbent sheriff wins primary while redistricting prompts change

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Pender County's top cop will have another chance at re-election. Redistricting for the Pender County Commission forced two sitting commissioners into the same district. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Topsail High student in competition for new handicap van

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videoIt's mobility awareness month, and to celebrate the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away five brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles. One Topsail High School student is hoping to be a lucky winner! Full story...
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Four teens charged for having drugs at school

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says four teen have been charged for having drugs on campus. According to a news release, Wednesday administrators and the school resource officer at Penderlea School got a tip there was marijuana at the school. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CFCC bagpipe class fine tunes ancient art

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videoAt Cape Fear Community College's Burgaw campus, you can learn all about Scottish heritage by trying it's signature instrument: the bagpipes. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Strickland

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary teacher Wendy Strickland is loved by many; the proof is in the numbers, check out how many people showed up to help surprise her for WWAY's Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Burgaw man shot in confrontation, dog killed

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A Burgaw man was shot Monday afternoon during a confrontation with his neighbor, Burgaw Police Chief Montrina Sutton said. Full story...
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Deputies find man, woman passed out in car with engine running

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videoA man and woman are behind bars facing drug charges after deputies say they found the two passed out inside a car with the engine still running. Full story...
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Dispatch: Police investigating after man, dog shot at Burgaw home

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Pender County dispatchers say police are investigating after a man and a dog were shot at a Burgaw home yesterday. Full story...
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UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pender County

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting that happened in Pender County over the weekend. Sunday night and a trooper with Highway Patrol shot and killed Maynard Thomas, 67, after investigators say Thomas pointed pulled his gun on them. Full story...
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Pender Co. jail officer fired after arrest in Wilmington

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videoA Pender County Jail officer is out of a job after being arrested yesterday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender Co. sheriff candidate charged with DWI

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videoA candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own. Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving. Full story...
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Tanker carrying asphalt hits tractor mowing I-40 median

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videoA tractor-trailer carrying about 10,000 gallons of liquid asphalt collided with a tractor mowing a highway median this afternoon near mile marker 396 on Interstate 40 West, said Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins. Full story...
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