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Pender County News

Small company makes big move

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Tank Fab in Rocky Point is transporting several large pieces of equipment to Hope, AR. The 160-foot-long equipment is used to preserve railroad cross ties. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two die in wreck on Hwy 421 in Pender County

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video Two people were killed in a wreck this morning on Highway 421 in Pender County. Investigators say they ran a stop sign and were hit by a tractor-trailer. Full story...
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Surf City

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The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing swimmer near the Surf City pier Sunday morning. Full story...
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Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing swimmer near Surf City

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A Surf City Fire and Rescue crew saw a swimmer struggling in the water about 200 yards from the pier, lost sight of the person and called the Coast Guard for help at about 8 p.m. Saturday Full story...
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Hair clip changes girl, family forever

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videoIt was a freak accident, but one that will likely have life-long affects. A five-year-old girl from North Topsail Beach fell with a sharp ponytail holder in her hair. She now has traumatic brain damage. Full story...

Battlefield provides history lesson

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video Moores Creek National Battlefield in Pender County not only represents a piece of history, but a vital part of our community. Full story...
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Recycling center changes increase efficiency

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Changes at Pender County recycling centers have caused concern for some of our viewers. At the recycling centers in Hampstead, Rocky Point and Burgaw, there is now only one recycling dumpster, where there used to be four. Full story...
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Grant to help restore historic schoolhouse

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The Canetuck School in Currie is one of eight Rosenwald schools around the country awarded a $40,000 grant today from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Lowe's. Full story...
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Ward wins Pender Commission GOP nomination

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Fewer than 600 voters took part in the Republican run-off for the District 2 Pender County Commission race. That meant a 67-vote margin turned out to be a big win for Chester Ward over Timothy Thomas.

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Second review finds issues at Pender Health Department

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The review is part a larger assessment requested by the Pender County Board of Commissioners after they received multiple complaints from employees. Full story...
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Blueberry crop good ahead of Burgaw festival

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videoWe're in the heart of blueberry season here in Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, the weather plays a role in the sweetness of the blueberry. So how is this year's crop, especially with the 7th Annual NC Blueberry Festival this weekend in Burgaw? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Marine charged with indecent liberties with 8-year-old

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A 23 year old US Marine from New River Air Station is in the Pender County Jail under a $400,000.00 bond. Dain Arthur Larson a private with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-29 has been charged with four counts of Felonious Indecent Exposure and four counts of Felonious Indecent Liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Criticized Health Director fires back

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video Much of the 13 pages of Health Director Jack Griffith's response was concealed to protect personnel. In it he calls the independent review of the Pender County Health Department biased and unsubstantiated. Full story...
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Pender Health Director claims independent assessment lied

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An independent assessment of the Pender County Health Department was criticized Tuesday for presenting a skewed picture of the agency and its director - reports the Pender Post. Full story...
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Review pinpoints Pender Co. Board of Health problems, members fight over results

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video A health department divided. That's how an independent review described the Pender County Health Department. Monday night the Pender County Board of Health held a special meeting to discuss the report sparked by employee allegations. Full story...
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