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Pender County News

Pender County hires new manager

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Pender County has a new county manager. In a 3-2 vote, the County Commission this morning selected Mickey Duvall to succeed Rick Benton, who is retiring. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. to introduce new county manager Thursday

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Pender County will introduce its new manager later this week. The County Commission will appoint Dr. Michael N. "Mickey" Duvall of Franklin as the new county manager Thursday morning. Duvall currently serves as the county manager in Graham County. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Unexpected insurance hike threatens elderly woman's home

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video If your property taxes and insurance are held in escrow, you may want to keep a close eye on it. A Hampstead woman contacted us on behalf of her elderly mother, who was in danger of losing her home because her homeowner's insurance doubled, and she never knew it. Full story...
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New Pender Co. Schools superintendent gets to work

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video When students in Pender County returned from Christmas break last week, their schools had a new leader. Superintendent Terri Cobb says she is excited about her new job and is ready for any challenges she will face. Full story...
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Pender County native seeks seat in NC House

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video Chris Millis is a 28-year-old civil engineer and a Pender County native. He’s running for the 16th District spot in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Full story...
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Fire damages Pender Co. business

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video A fire at a Pender County factory this morning left employees cleaning up the damage. Employees at the Chloride Systems plant in Burgaw got quite a surprise friday morning when they discovered a fire in the production room. Full story...
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Temperatures shocking sea turtles along coast

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video The ever-changing temperatures continue to take their toll on the sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina. Twelve green sea turtles have died already this winter because of the changing cold temperatures. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect wanted by FBI Task Force faces numerous charges

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Donald-Ray Edtuan Davis faces several charges, including maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possess drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and manufacture cocaine. He is in jail under a $513,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Two dead in Pender crash

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Two people were killed when a passenger car pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler this morning in Pender County. Full story...
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Basketball games at Trask are postponed due to water main leak

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The Tuesday night basketball games at Trask High School have been postponed due to a water main leak at the school. A make-up date for Trask versus Wallace-Rose Hill will be announced at a later date. Full story...
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