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Pender County News

Pender school board seeks input on shifting high school calendar

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video It could be a short summer for high school students in Pender County. Starting classes the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. The reason: the school district wants to implement the Career and College Promise program. Full story...
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Surf City building memories one brick at a time

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You can soon share your treasured memories of Surf City for everyone to see. The town is selling commemorative brick pavers. Full story...
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Prison breaks ground on long-awaited chapel

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video Nearly 800 inmates call the Pender Correctional Institution home. Although it's just a temporary stop for most, prison leaders and the community have come together to build what they hope will make a lasting impression. Full story...
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Pender deputies check rumor of disruption at Topsail High School

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies are at Topsail High School after the staff heard rumors of what a school district spokeswoman called "a disruption" during the school day. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 110 new Americans sworn in on site that led to country's independence

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videoThe liberties and freedoms that come along with being an American are often taken for granted. But there are 110 brand new American citizens who know just how special it is to call the land of the free home. Full story...
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Justice won't run for any office this year

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We already knew state Rep. Carolyn Justice would not seek another term in the state house. Now she says she will not run for any office in 2012. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing Pender Co. girl found

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl. They say she was last seen yesterday in a park in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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NC Congressmen unite to call for end to war

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The war in Afghanistan has made for strange political bedfellows in North Carolina's congressional delegation, with a conservative Republican joining two liberal Democrats in calling for the withdrawal of US troops. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pender commissioner's DWI case delayed again

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More than a year after he was arrested for his third DWI charge, a Pender County Commissioner's court case was delayed again today. Full story...
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