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A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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Local child is 1 of 6 kids living in NC with an adult pacemaker

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videoRiley is a 4th grade student. At a glance, she looks just like any other health, happy child. But it's what's inside that makes her different. Riley has an adult pacemaker. Now she wants to help others. Full story...
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Pender Co. looks for new site for jail after Burgaw blocks plan

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videoPender County is looking for a new location for a jail after Burgaw commissioners last night voted down the county's request to rezone some land. The county was under contract to purchase 34 acres along US 117 in Burgaw. Now it's back to the drawing board. Full story...
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Wallace man charged with raping Pender Co. teen

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Pender County investigators have charged a Wallace man with statutory rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged Dustin Dewayne Raynor, 21, Monday. Full story...
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Hiking for Hope: supporting women with cancer

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video Just in time for March 8th's International Womens Day, the Women of Hope organization held their inaugural "Hiking for Hope" fundraiser. Full story...
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Fire leaves mobile home a total loss

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videoA fire destroyed a mobile home early Friday morning on West Ninth Street. Full story...
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Motel opens doors after destroyed by fire

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videoA little more than a year ago part of a landmark motel in Surf City burned to the ground. Friday the owner and staff at Tiffany’s celebrated a new beginning. Full story...
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Surf City receives significant beach damage from storm

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Coastal Storm Damage: The coastal storm occurring March 6th and 7th has left many areas of the Surf City beach strand with significant dune escarpments, damage to crossovers and stairs leading to the beach, as well as related debris on the beach strand. Full story...
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Hampstead residents speak out about plan for bypass ramp

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videoThey are for the bypass, but against the proposed mid-town ramp. Citizens for the Hampstead Bypass say the ramp would not only get rid of one of Hampstead's most popular restaurants, Saw Mill Grill, it would also eliminate historic Chapel Pond and the habitat both humans and wildlife call home. Full story...
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Rocky Point man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes with child

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A 20-year-old man in Rocky Point pleaded guilty Wednesday to indecent liberties with a child. A judge sentenced Reginald Dakota Faircloth to 12 to 24 months. Full story...
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Fired worker accused of stealing from Pender Co. church

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videoA former employee is accused of stealing from a Pender County church. Investigators say Gloria Hardee took more than $100,000 from Riley Creek Baptist Church. Full story...
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Pender Co. company earns top honor for commitment to worker safety

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videoThe NC Department of Labor awarded a Pender County company with a top honor today. Wilmington Box Company received the SHARP award for its safety and health conditions for workers. Full story...
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Attorney for Pender County charged with DWI in Brunswick County

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videoThe attorney for Pender County was charged over the weekend with DWI. Carl "Trey" Woodrow Thurman III, 47, appeared before a Brunswick County magistrate at 2:23 a.m. Sunday, according to a revocation order. Full story...
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Pender's Justice elected NCGOP vice chair

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videoSoutheastern North Carolina is now home to two top officials in the state's Republican Party. Former state Rep. Carolyn Justice of Hampstead is the new vice chair of the party. Full story...
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Battle of Moores Creek Bridge lives on

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videoHistory came alive at the 283th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Attendees of all ages got a taste of what it was like to live in 1776. Full story...
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