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Pender County News

FIRST ON 3: Former Pender deputy gets split decision on sex charges

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During closing arguments the defense successfully argued former Pender Co. Sheriff's Capt. Mark Sloan did not commit solicitation of prostitution because state law says prostitution involves intercourse, which the state defines as involving a man and a woman. Full story...
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Power outage in Pender County leaves thousands in the dark

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About 10,000 people are without power in Pender County. Full story...
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FEMA opens temporary help center for Irene victims

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Two months after Hurricane Irene swept along the Cape Fear Coast, FEMA is back in Pender County this weekend to help storm victims. Full story...
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Topsail High principal suspended

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Topsail High School's principal has been suspended, but no one is saying why. Pender County Schools spokeswoman Joyce Keith says Marcus Skipper was suspended Monday with pay. Keith said in an e-mail to WWAY, "There are no further comments." Full story...
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Auction raises money for Sea Turtle Hospital

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A sea turtle rescue group now has enough money to buy a digital radiograph machine, thanks to an auction of fiberglass versions of the real animals. Full story...
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Feedback wanted for US 17 Corridor Study

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video Two major construction projects would dramatically change the drive between between Hampstead and Wilmington. Some residents welcome the change, but it could come at a cost for others. Full story...
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Pender Co. gets grant for trail development

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Pender County has been awarded $72,404 from the State of North Carolina Recreational Trails Program to develop the first segment of the West Pender Rail-Trail. Full story...
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Surf City Marine charged with possession of child porn

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A Marine aide-de-camp for a Camp Lejeune three-star general had his first appearance in court Tuesday after being arrested for possession of child pornography. Capt. Daniel Joseph Nilsson, 32, of Surf City, was charged Oct. 5 by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation following a three-month probe into suspect computer activity, and charged with six counts of second degree exploitation of a minor, a Class E felony offense. Full story...
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Student charged with bringing shotgun to school

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The student that possessed a shotgun on the Topsail high School campus was charged today with possession of a gun on educational property. Full story...
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Man wanted for assaulting Topsail Beach officer after break-in

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Topsail Beach Police are looking for help finding a man they say broke into a home and assaulted an officer. Full story...
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