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Pender County News

Surf City Police bust alleged meth lab

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Surf City Police say they've arrested five people for running a meth lab. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Board of Health Chairman gives state-of-the-department update

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The department has been in the news recently with numerous issues having a negative impact on an agency that sees thousands of clients annually. Public Health is all about prevention and keeping the community healthy. To that end Chairman King noted many improvements over the past several months and offered a peek into the future for a troubled department striving for excellence. Full story...
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Tonight's basketball game at Trask has been postponed due to leaky roof

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The Titans and the Bulldogs have the night off. Don't go to Rocky Point if you're looking for high school hoops tonight. Full story...
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McIntyre to meet with constituents in Pender County

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is back in the area tomorrow to talk with constituents in Pender County. Full story...
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Saturday's Pender-Laney basketball game postponed due to snowfall

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There won't be any Saturday night basketball for Laney or Pender. Snowy weather has forced a postponement. Full story...
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Pender shelter must move dogs for renovation

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After failing a state inspection, the shelter must renovate its septic system. As a result at least 60 dogs need to be relocated by the end of the month. Full story...
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Pender County in good financial shape despite storm

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video Keeping you safe during the snowstorm and other weather events is not free. Counties have to pay for the equipment, materials, and of course the man power. Often times people don't stop and think what something may cost when they are in a time of need. The fact is that the emergency services used this past week cost money and can affect a county's budget. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools update for Thursday and exam schedule

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Pender County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students and staff on Thursday January 13. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff's Office find missing 12-year-old girl

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Esmeralda Jasmine Chavez has been found. Full story...
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Snow allows Pender County students to sleep in

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video Students in Pender County are in luck as they will spend yet another day home from school. It's not snowing anymore, but Pender County is still feeling the aftermath of our area's wintry mix. Full story...
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Snow piles on Pender

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video Some parts of Pender County were among the hardest by snow in our area, to the tune of about six inches or more in many places. It was enough to close schools again tomorrow. And with most folks off of work as well today, it made for a great day to enjoy the snow day. Full story...
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Fewer dead, injured pelicans washing ashore

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Possumwood Acres Sanctuary volunteers say in the past week the number of birds found has drastically decreased. The volunteers have found several birds suffering from frost bite, which is a natural occurrence during winter. Full story...
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Ninth annual Dophin Dip extravaganza in Surf City

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video Nearly one thousand people plunged into the Atlantic on New Years day during the ninth annual Dolphin Dip in Surf City. This is the first year the event benefited the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pelican deaths not malicious

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The Wildlife Resources Commission sent pelicans found on Topsail Beach to the University of Georgia for autopsies to determine their cause of death. Sara Schweitzer from the commission said although the results are not confirmed, early findings show the birds were not killed maliciously by people. Full story...
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Hampstead man happy about Ground Zero worker bill

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video Congress has been busy the last couple weeks before their holiday break tying to get as much passed as they could during the lame-duck session. One of their final votes will mean help for Ground Zero workers, including a Hampstead man. Full story...
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