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Pender County News

Students, faculty observe Pender County teacher

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Students and faculty at Pender High School observed a moment of silence Friday to honor long-time teacher Daisy Larkins. Full story...
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Pender County teacher involved in fatal car wreck

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A Pender County teacher is dead after a car accident on North College Road. 60 year old Daisy Smith Larkins of Rocky Point hit a piece of construction equipment on North College... Full story...
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Burgaw man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

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A federal judge in Raleigh sentenced a Burgaw man to 60 years in federal prison for the manufacturing of child pornography. Full story...
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Future of COTY plant undecided

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videoIn May, COTY announced plans to close its manufacturing and distribution plant in Rocky Point by year's end, but the Medicia company says the plant has potential. Full story...
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Pet owners upset in Pender County

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videoPender County is looking at ways to strengthen it's dog ordinances. Nothing was decided Monday, but upset pet owners spoke out about their beloved dogs getting viciously attacked or killed by "dangerous" neighborhood dogs. Full story...
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Pender County family displaced by fire

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Fire investigators say an over-loaded switch panel sparked the blaze in a mobile home in Burgaw. Full story...
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Debate rages on in Topsail Beach

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videoA meeting that went late into the night dealt a blow to those hoping for more sand. Residents and homeowners at the beach are begging for more sand, but it comes at a heavy price.

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Topsail Beach renourishment project voted down

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videoIt was a full house at Wednesday night's Topsail Beach Commission Meeting. The issue: Whether to proceed with a $12 million beach renourishment project.

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Topsail Humane Society temporarily closed to address violations

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videoThe Topsail Humane Society received a disapproval rating during a recent state inspection. The animals have since been cleared out, so workers can make necessary repairs. Full story...
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The turtles are coming... The turtles are coming!

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Giant fiberglass sea turtles are coming to Topsail Beach! Full story...
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Large crowd expected to weigh in on Topsail Beach renourishment

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The Topsail Beach Board of Commissioners meet Wednesday night to discuss a beach nourishment project. At stake is whether the project will take place at all.

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Sweepstakes cafes OK in Burgaw

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The town commission approved adding the businesses to Burgaw's list of permitted uses. Full story...
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Weather halts Topsail parade

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The threat of raining on the parade was enough to lead Topsail Beach officials to cancel the annual event. Full story...
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Pender County woman to sing national anthem at UNCW game

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A Pender County woman has been chosen to sing the national anthem at Saturday night's Seahawk basketball game. Pearl Pollock has been living in Pender County for the past 26 years. Full story...
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Pender pets hoping for a home for the holidays

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videoThere is no place like home for the holidays, and that is exactly what the Pender County Animal Shelter is thinking. That is why it is allowing you to adopt a cat or dog for free Saturday - sort of. Full story...
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