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While other districts add time, Pender Co. cuts days from Spring Break

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videoFor the most part, folks love having a day off because of snow. But making them up... that's a different story. While other school districts have protected Spring Break from make-up days, Pender County Students have had theirs cut short. Full story...
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Admitted rapist sentenced to prison, deportation

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videoInvestigators in Pender County say an admitted rapist is heading to prison and then back to his home country. Pender County Sheriff's Det. John Leathearwood says Nazario Rojas Bautista pleaded guilty today to second degree rape and second degree sexual offense. Full story...
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Pender Co. family of 6 recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning

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A Pender County family of six is recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning after trying to keep warm during a winter storm by bringing a charcoal grill indoors. Full story...
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Rocky Point man killed by tree limb while helping friend in storm

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videoWhile most of us see this winter storm as an inconvenience, it cost one man in Pender County his life. Darrell Huffman was crushed under the weight of a frozen tree limb yesterday in rocky point. Full story...
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Fire crews battling blaze at Rocky Point home as roads reopen

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Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Rocky Point home that started in the early morning hours, according to Pender County dispatchers. Full story...
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Icy conditions hurt Valentine's Day flower delivery

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video Power outages and icy roads delay preparation for florists' biggest day of the year. Full story...
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Latest cold snap keeps HVAC crews busy

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video Heating and air technicians across southeastern North Carolina are working overtime to make sure you stay warm despite the cold. Technicians say that's why it is important to make sure you properly maintain your units. That includes changing filters. They also say sometime what you think is a problem may not be. Full story...
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Inmate death investigated in Pender County

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The death of an inmate in Pender County is under state investigation and an internal review. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a detention officer making rounds found Zachary Bruns, 18, unresponsive. Full story...
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Pender County schools announce snow make-up days

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Pender County school officials decided on how to make up missed days because of the snow storm last week. The Pender County School board said schools will use a teacher workday, and two days of its spring break. Full story...
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Pender County man sentenced for child pornography

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A Pender County man is going away for child pornography. Today in Federal Court, a judge sentenced 58-year-old Bruce William Nott to 15 years in prison. Full story...
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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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videoCome May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate. Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience. Full story...
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Pender Co.'s Will Stewart to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan

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It looks like US Sen. Kay Hagan will have at least one rival in this May's Democratic primary in North Carolina. First-time political candidate Will Stewart of Pender County said Wednesday he plans to run against the first-term senator. Full story...
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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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Cousin of murder victim arrested for incident Sunday

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video A Burgaw man is behind bars for his involvement in a hostile crowd Sunday. We spoke with Marquis Jackson yesterday afternoon about the murder of his cousin before he was charged with inciting to riot. Full story...
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Burgaw police break up ruckus

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videoAccording to the Burgaw Police Department, officers responded to a call Sunday afternoon where they found a large crowd. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd but, the group refused to obey lawful orders. Full story...
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