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Pender County News

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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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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WWAY's Week 5 high school football preview

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video Week number five of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Half of our area teams will begin conference play on Friday. A few teams will have the night off. Some schools are still finishing out non-conference play. Full story...
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McIntyre mails letter to Postmaster General supporting Surf City Post Office

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is standing up for the Surf City Post Office. Earlier this year the US Postal Service said the Surf City location is on a list of possible cuts to help the USPS as it faces mounting massive debt. Full story...
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Topsail drops soccer conference opener

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video The East Central Conference is clearly one of the top conferences in the state for 2-A soccer. Two of the top East Central squads played on Wednesday. Topsail hosted East Duplin. Full story...
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Pender murder case goes to grand jury

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A Pender County murder case is headed to a grand jury. Deputies say 34-year-old Michael Grant shot and killed his neighbor Anthony Wayne Edens August 31 and later fired at officers during a standoff. Full story...
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FEMA: $12M approved for NC Irene relief

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Nearly $12 million in state and federal money has been approved for people in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Former Pender Co. Public Works Director fired in VA for being AWOL during hurricane

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Paul Parker was fired Sept. 6 for failing to meet expectations, county attorney John Morrison said. As county officials set up an emergency operation ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, Parker was supposed to lead the effort. Instead, he left town, Morrison said. Parker had served as public works director in Pender County before going to Chowan County. Full story...
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Week # 4 - High School Scoreboard

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Week four of the high school football season is complete. Topsail is no longer undefeated. Hoggard, Laney and North Brunswick remain unbeaten. In fact the Vikings, Bucs and Scorpions all posted impressive victories and for the second week in a row all four high schools in New Hanover County won. Full story...
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Pender County to open debris sites Monday

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Pender County will open two vegetative debris collection sites on Monday for residents to bring Hurricane Irene storm vegetative debris for disposal. Only vegetative debris will be collected at these sites. The sites will be open for debris disposal through Sunday, September 25, at which time material will no longer be accepted. Full story...
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