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Pender County News

Pender County Board of Commissioners hold public hearing on cemetery relocation

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It's a small piece of land, but it is stirring strong feelings. The Atkinson Cemetery in Pender County is the final resting place for about 50 souls; some for more than 100 years. Now the owners want to relocate graves, effectively clearing the property. Full story...
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Single deer causes two accidents, one death on NC 53

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video According to the Highway Patrol, a couple was driving toward Jacksonville on NC 53, when a deer ran into the road and hit them. The deer then catapulted off the couple's car, and into the windshield of another car that was traveling the opposite way. Full story...
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Woman accused of robbing a convenience store

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A woman is accused of robbing a Scotchman store in Maple Hill with a metal file. It happened around 4:00 a.m. Full story...
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House fire kills 82-year-old, granddaughter escapes

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An elderly woman is dead after an early-morning house fire, but her granddaughter made it out safely. Full story...
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Woman says ad for TV antenna misleads consumers

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video How would you like "Free TV with no bills?" That's what a newspaper ad boasts, but it's leaving some consumers feeling misled and tricked. Full story...
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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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