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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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Man killed, woman hurt in I-40 crash

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A 19-year-old man is dead and a 19-year-old woman is in the hospital after a wreck this morning on I-40. Full story...
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Pender Sheriff: Beware of man asking about lost puppy

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The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a man who has approached numerous, Hampstead area, elementary school aged children asking if they have seen his lost puppy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Asking Pender Co. NAACP for specific details and information regarding allegations

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video One of the reasons the civil rights group wants Roper to resign is because of hiring practices. The NAACP says it has a complaint from Melanie Debouse who is African-American and has been an educator for 20 years - working much of that time as a principal in other school districts. Full story...
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Pender NAACP wants school board chair to quit

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For six months the Pender County NAACP has been investigating Pender County School Board Chair Tom Roper. Today the civil rights group released its findings, calling for Roper to resign. Full story...
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Family asks for help solving Christmas weekend murder

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video There's a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Tiffany Dawkins. Full story...
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Reward being offered for info regarding murder of mother

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A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for the murder of Tiffany Louise Dawkins. Full story...
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Pender Post: NAACP done with school district investigation

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Pender Post editor Andy Pettigrew will discuss the story with Marcy Cuevas tomorrow on Good Morning Carolina. Full story...
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Registered sex offender alerts police

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This morning, after mounting pressure from family and friends, Bradley Pardue called and advised authorities that he could be located walking down a road in Surf City. Full story...
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Economy headlines State of Pender speech

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The State of the County address begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw. Full story...
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Child pornographer must also pay $1.6 million in restitution

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A Burgaw man already sentenced to 60 years in prison for making child porn must also pay more than $1 million for his crimes. Full story...
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Topsail Beach Couple Completes America's Great Loop

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video A Topsail Beach couple just completed America's Great Loop. That's a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the United States and Ontario. It's a trip that takes many people years to make. But the Johnsons and their Miniature Schnauzer did it in less than a year and in tight quarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Coty plant faces more uncertainty

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Workers at the plant today tell WWAY management told them this morning that New Jersey-based Medicia, which said in December it was considering buying the plant, has decided not to make the purchase. Full story...
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Tate won't seek new office

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Pender County's Commission chair will not seek a different office after all. Jimmy Tate announced he will not run for Clerk of Superior Court. Full story...
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Announcement regarding future of Del Labs in Rocky Point expected today

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video With a looming announcement the County Commission chair admits will not be a good one, concerns are mounting about what lies ahead for workers at the Del Labs/Coty facility in Rocky Point. Full story...
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