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Pender County News

Hampstead dentist earns international honor

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video A Pender County dentist recently received some international recognition. At just 32, Dr. Misael Otero, DDS, is also revolutionizing the field of dental implants. Full story...
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Hampstead hosts 48th Annual NC Spot Festival

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If there were ever a time to enjoy a southern platter of deep fried fish it would have been this weekend at the North Carolina Spot Festival in Hampstead. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #6 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number six of the high school football schedule is complete other than a few postponements. Hoggard remains undefeated. New Hanover improves to 4-1. North Brunswick is no longer undefeated. Click full story for all of Friday's scores. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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WWAY's High School Football preview

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video Weather pending,week number six of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of some of the best matchups. Full story...
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State starts waiting list for Irene appliance replacement funds

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Within a few days, North Carolina families and small businesses have reserved all money available in a program to replace appliances damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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Pender County Manager to retire at year's end

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Pender County Manager Rick Benton has announced he will retire at the end of the year, reports the Pender Post. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: Week #5 - High School Scoreboard

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Other than Trask's postponement, week number five of the high school football schedule is complete. Laney remains undefeated along with North Brunswick. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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