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Pender County News

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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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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