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Pender County News

Rep. Justice: Voters cheated by ballot mess up

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State Rep. Carolyn Justice says voters have been cheated. Justice says she received a called from Rep. Danny McComas (R-New Hanover) saying that the 16th District House candidates were completely left off the ballots at the Northeast Library in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Waves owner files charge against woman who helped Ukrainian workers

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An update tonight on story you saw ONLY ON 3. The owner of Waves Surf and Sport in Surf City accused of not paying three foreign employees has now filed a complaint of his own. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Waves owner arrested for threatening woman who helped workers

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video A follow-up on a story you saw ONLY ON 3. The owner of the Waves Surf and Sport store in Surf City is in trouble after allegedly threatening the woman who helped three Ukrainian women who worked for him. Full story...
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FEMA checks out Pender flooding

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Pender County flood victims are ripping out their carpets and tearing down their walls. Meanwhile, teams from FEMA and the state are driving around the county to assess their damaged homes. Full story...
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Financial help could still be headed to flood-soaked Pender

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videoFamilies in Pender County are finally able to get their lives moving again. The flood water has gone down significantly, and all the roads in the county are back open. Full story...
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Governor Perdue requests disaster declaration for six eastern counties; Pender not included

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video Gov. Bev Perdue last night requested a major disaster declaration for six eastern North Carolina counties as a result of flooding and powerful winds caused last week by Tropical Storm Nicole. Full story...
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Rocky Point man charged with selling opium

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The Pender County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division arrested Randall Lynn Littleton during an undercover operation in the Rocky Point area of Pender County. He's charged with three counts of trafficking opium. Full story...
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Continued high water delays FEMA assessment

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videoThe Northeast Cape Fear River has gone down more than two feet since it crested Sunday morning. It's now measuring at about 13 feet, but it's still too high for FEMA to assess some of the damage. Full story...
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Pender County Health Dept. names new interim health director

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video After a long and bumpy road the Pender County Health Department has a director. Full story...
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Did Pender meeting break law?

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Pender County Commissioner Jimmy Tate called an emergency meeting last night with several members of the Board of Health, the County Manager and the County Attorney. When our reporter showed up to cover the meeting, we were shut out. Is that legal? And if so, why? Full story...
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NE Cape Fear River going down

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The Northeast Cape Fear River continues to go down, but it's still causing problems. Full story...
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Pender Co. man arrested for growing weed outside his camper

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The Pender County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division arrested David Joe Gadberry. He had fled after Narcotics Detectives located several marijuana plants next to his camper and in the woods where he was residing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bird's eye view of flooding

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video Flooding continues in Pender County. The Northeast Cape Fear River went down half of a foot today. It's now measuring at 14.8 feet. But there's still extensive flooding. We got the opportunity to go up in a Piper J-3 Cub to show you the mess from a bird's eye view. Full story...
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Pender County Health Dept. struggling to find leadership ; Interim Director doesn't show up for work

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video The Pender County Health Department's slogan is "helping those in need." Recently it appears it's the Health Department that needs the help. Full story...
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Stranded on the Cape Fear

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video Some people in Pender County are stranded. Last week's torrential downpours caused the Northeast Cape Fear River to crest at more than 15 feet, about five feet above flood stage. Homes along the river are flooded. The streets people usually take to work are now only accessible by boat. Full story...
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