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Pender County News

No more rain, plenty of standing water

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video Water fell from the sky, but now it's rising from the river. The Northeast Cape Fear River is expected to crest. That will only create more flood concerns in Pender County. Full story...
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Red Cross set up to help flood victims

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The local chapter and the North Carolina Flood Relief Operations for the Red Cross have teamed up. They're set up in the old Haverty's building on Oleander Drive as long as help is needed. Full story...
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Federal grant to help Burgaw buy police cars

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The cars will replace two older vehicles that have racked up maintenance costs. Full story...
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Pender Co. resident celebrates 110 years

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videoOne born-and-raised Pender County resident has been alive long enough to remember the sinking of the Titanic, the Great Depression, and the invention of airplanes. Five generations of family and friends gathered in the farmlands of Pender County to celebrate her long life. Full story...
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Water main break leads to boil water alert in Pender County

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The Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District of Pender County is currently in a low or no pressure situation due to a water main break. Staff is working to locate, isolate, and repair the water main as soon as possible. Customers are to be advised that once water service is restored, BOIL ALL WATER USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Full story...
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Rain causes problems on Pender roads

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video As the rain continued to pour down, it also continued to wash out roads. In Malpass Corner Road off of US 421 North in Pender County, the side of the road completely caved in from all the rain. Full story...
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Flooding leads to two-hour delay for Pender schools Tuesday

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After-school care programs will operate for a limited time. Parents are urged to pick up their children from after-school care programs as soon as possible and by 5 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three busted for staging accident for insurance money

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of three people who Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege were involved in a staged traffic accident in rural Pender County in an effort to receive nearly $30,000 from insurance companies. Full story...
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UPDATED: Surfer drowns at Surf City

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videoAll weekend long Hurricane Igor, far off at sea, created some big waves for surfers. But one surfer's life suddenly ended in the surf Sunday. Kurt Murray, 21, drowned while surfing near the Surf City Pier around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Pender County parents hope commissioner OK rec center plan

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video Pender County parents say they have a tough time keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble after school hours. That's why they hope commissioners will approve a plan to build a rec center in Burgaw. Full story...
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Program gives prisoners, dogs a second chance

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video A New Leash on Life. For the last two years Pender County Correctional and Pawsitive Partners have been giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Full story...
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Fatal accident in Maple Hill

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Last night, a Sheriff's Office van was involved in a deadly wreck in Pender County. The van was carrying four inmates from Pamlico to Burgaw when a pickup hit the van. Full story...
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Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department

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video An outside investigation confirms some employee complaints at the Pender County Health Department. The University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is shedding some light into what exactly the department needs to do to solve management problems. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Ukrainian women leave NC without pay

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The women left the Surf City area yesterday. The three say they never received their checks from the Waves Surf and Sports store in Surf City. Full story...
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State offers to foot the bill for suggested Pender County interim health director

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The Pender County Board of Health has had its fair share of ups and downs. Pender County got a visit from a Raleigh representative Wednesday night offering an interesting agreement to help bring some authority to the health department. Full story...
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