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Pender County News

Family asks for help solving Christmas weekend murder

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video There's a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Tiffany Dawkins. Full story...
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Reward being offered for info regarding murder of mother

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A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for the murder of Tiffany Louise Dawkins. Full story...
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Pender Post: NAACP done with school district investigation

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Pender Post editor Andy Pettigrew will discuss the story with Marcy Cuevas tomorrow on Good Morning Carolina. Full story...
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Registered sex offender alerts police

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This morning, after mounting pressure from family and friends, Bradley Pardue called and advised authorities that he could be located walking down a road in Surf City. Full story...
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Economy headlines State of Pender speech

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The State of the County address begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw. Full story...
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Child pornographer must also pay $1.6 million in restitution

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A Burgaw man already sentenced to 60 years in prison for making child porn must also pay more than $1 million for his crimes. Full story...
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Topsail Beach Couple Completes America's Great Loop

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video A Topsail Beach couple just completed America's Great Loop. That's a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the United States and Ontario. It's a trip that takes many people years to make. But the Johnsons and their Miniature Schnauzer did it in less than a year and in tight quarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Coty plant faces more uncertainty

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Workers at the plant today tell WWAY management told them this morning that New Jersey-based Medicia, which said in December it was considering buying the plant, has decided not to make the purchase. Full story...
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Tate won't seek new office

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Pender County's Commission chair will not seek a different office after all. Jimmy Tate announced he will not run for Clerk of Superior Court. Full story...
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Announcement regarding future of Del Labs in Rocky Point expected today

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video With a looming announcement the County Commission chair admits will not be a good one, concerns are mounting about what lies ahead for workers at the Del Labs/Coty facility in Rocky Point. Full story...
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Town approves Sea Turtle Hospital plan

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A new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island is one step closer to becoming reality. Full story...
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Pender NAACP president flip-flops on interview

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Last week, we tried to reach the Pender County NAACP president to talk about racial allegations against the county school board. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Ed to NAACP: Cease, desist & apologize

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video The Pender County Board of Education is issuing this press release to respond publicly to allegations by Dr. Rachel Stephens, President of the Pender County NAACP. Full story...
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Turtle advocates sue NC officials over gill nets

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A regulatory fight over finding a balance between commercial fishermen making a living and protecting sea turtles in North Carolina coastal waters is heading to the federal courts. Full story...
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Weed bust in Pender County

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Officers with the Pender county Sheriff’s Office arrested Frederick Leon Spaulding Jr. W/M Rocky Point N.C. with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, possess drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of marijuana. Full story...
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