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Pender County News

Dr. Terri Cobb named Pender County Schools Superintendent

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video A special meeting was held Tuesday night in Burgaw to name the new superintendent for Pender County Schools. Dr. Terri R. Cobb was voted in by the Pender County Board of Education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Topsail principal, superintendent explain suspension

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After weeks of controversy about the suspension of Topsail High School's principal, the school district announced today Marcus Skipper will return to work after Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Governor says Burgaw small business model for job creation

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video With the economy continuing to falter and jobs still hard to come by, some folks are getting creative on how to make a buck. One company in our area is taking a load off those who don't know how to cook, and has even gotten the governor's attention. Full story...
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Playoff fever for Topsail Pirates

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video Playoff fever is causing loads of excitement at Topsail High School this week, but it's not just the football team. It's the football team and the soccer team. Full story...
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Topsail parents speak out in support of suspended principal

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video Parents of Topsail High School students came before the Pender County Board of Education Monday night begging for answers about the school's former leader. Full story...
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Pender county Sheriff's office asks for help identifying fraud suspect

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying a fraud suspect. Full story...
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NC scientist single-handedly saving magnificent ramshorn snail

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Andy Wood looks at his snails and can't help thinking they're his own California condors or Bengal tigers. Wood may be the only reason the magnificent ramshorn snail is not extinct. The snail, which once called freshwater beaver ponds and millponds home, hasn't been seen in the wild since 2005. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Pender deputy gets split decision on sex charges

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During closing arguments the defense successfully argued former Pender Co. Sheriff's Capt. Mark Sloan did not commit solicitation of prostitution because state law says prostitution involves intercourse, which the state defines as involving a man and a woman. Full story...
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Power outage in Pender County leaves thousands in the dark

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About 10,000 people are without power in Pender County. Full story...
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FEMA opens temporary help center for Irene victims

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Two months after Hurricane Irene swept along the Cape Fear Coast, FEMA is back in Pender County this weekend to help storm victims. Full story...
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