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Pender County News

More drama at the Pender County Health Department

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video Members of the Pender County Board of Health and the County Commission have decided to heighten an investigation into the health department. Full story...
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Pender company to pay up for consumer violations

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The attorney general alleged H.A.R.D. Top Asphalt Maintenance and its owner Henry Heil regularly targeted seniors, charging high prices and then performed shoddy work. Full story...
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Town of Burgaw will discuss expanding zoning jurisdiction beyond corporate limits

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The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday at 900a to discuss expanding its zoning jurisdiction beyond the town's corporate limits. The move would give the town zoning rights in the area - but would not mean those living in the area would have to pay town taxes. Full story...
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Pender's Leah Mackley named state Athlete of the Year

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video For the second time in three years, a Pender High School Patriot is the state Athlete of the Year. Leah Mackley received the top award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association at its annual meeting in Chapel Hill today. Full story...
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Titan breaks silence on superior court ruling

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Titan America issued a statement Wednesday, May 5, calling a recent court decision to apply a lengthy environmental review to its proposal in Castle Hayne “regrettable” - reports the Lumina News. Full story...
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Early college high school grads get jump start on future

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video It's not every day a student has her high school diploma and college degree by the age of 18. Alexandra Lyons started Pender Early College High School at the age of 15. The program gives high school students the chance to pursue an associate degree from cape fear community college. Full story...
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Movie set, shot in Burgaw hits national screens

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video "The Jailhouse" is based on events that happens in the mid-1900s at the Pender County Jail. The whole movie was shot in Burgaw. Full story...
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Pender school leaders don't like Perdue's budget

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The school system's finance director says about nine percent of full-time teachers could be cut due to budget reductions. Many say they've suffered enough from past budget cuts. Full story...
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Soles looking to life after politics

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We've known for months that after 42 years in political office, Sen. R.C. Soles is calling it quits. Tuesday will mark the first Election Day in 42 years Soles could run but will not be on the ballot. Full story...
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Woman wants answers about son's death

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The SBI is investigating the death of a Pender County man. Michael Williams, 32, died about two weeks ago. Now, his mother is speaking out about what she says was negligence on the part of first responders. Full story...
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Group promotes conservation benefits

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Land for Tomorrow released its annual Green Book, which outlines how public dollars are spent on preservation county by county. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Manager narrows down possible health dept. investigators

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An update to a story you saw First on 3: The Pender County Manager has found two agencies that could investigate the county's health department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA wants to see Pender Health Dept. investigation

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video District Attorney Ben David says once a county investigation into the Health Department is finished, he wants to see if there were any crimes committed. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Health Dept allegations arise as commissioners look to investigate

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video With the Pender County Health Department already under major scrutiny from county commissioners, employees have come forward to paint a detailed picture of the offenses they say have taken place. Full story...
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Pender County candidates face off tonight

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Candidates in primary races for sheriff, County Commission and the school board will participate in tonight's forum. Full story...
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