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Pender County News

Another principal resigns from Pender County schools

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The Pender County school board will be searching for not one, but two new principals for the start of the 2012 school year. Full story...
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Millis wins 16th District Seat in NC House

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Republican Chris Millis took nearly 70 percent of the 4,885 votes cast in the race for North Carolina's 16th District House of Representatives seat. He beat fellow Republicans Tim Thomas and Jeff Howell. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle

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video A Pender County family is searching for answers after the death of a brother and sister. Annie and Warren Gore were found dead in their homes in Willard Saturday after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Relatives say they might know where the disease came from. Full story...
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Brother and sister found dead in Willard, family says they died from the flu

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister from Willard. Their bodies were found off Highway 11 in Pender County Saturday evening. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Congressman says he's too busy for voters in New Hanover, Pender

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video When voters in Pender County and parts of New Hanover County go to the polls, they may be surprised by who they're voting for for Congress. The area is now part of the 3rd Congressional District, but incumbent Rep. Walter Jones has spent little time in his new territory. Full story...
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Lions Club sponsors free eye screenings in Pender County

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Last week there was free dental care in Wilmington. This week it's free eye screenings in Pender County. Full story...
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After year of controversy, Topsail principal Skipper quits, says time for change

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video Topsail High School's principal is leaving his job after a year of controversy. Marcus Skipper has resigned effective June 30. The principal, who had issues with the Pender County School Board earlier this school year, says he is planning to continue a career in education elsewhere. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former church pianist pleads guilty to sex crimes

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A former church pianist arrested on sex-related charges involving a high school student has pleaded guilty to charges of crimes against nature, statutory rape, and indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Burgaw attorney enters pleas to embezzlement

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A disbarred Pender County attorney has pleaded to embezzlement and other charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Health Dept. issues lead to war of words

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video The Health Department issues in Pender County continue to heat up after a "he said she said" battle on Facebook. Topsail Online printed an article today claiming County Commissioner Chester Ward said he was misrepresented on a story we ran yesterday. But that's not what he told us. Full story...
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