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Pender County News

Woman wants answers about son's death

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The SBI is investigating the death of a Pender County man. Michael Williams, 32, died about two weeks ago. Now, his mother is speaking out about what she says was negligence on the part of first responders. Full story...
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Group promotes conservation benefits

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Land for Tomorrow released its annual Green Book, which outlines how public dollars are spent on preservation county by county. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Manager narrows down possible health dept. investigators

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An update to a story you saw First on 3: The Pender County Manager has found two agencies that could investigate the county's health department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA wants to see Pender Health Dept. investigation

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video District Attorney Ben David says once a county investigation into the Health Department is finished, he wants to see if there were any crimes committed. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Health Dept allegations arise as commissioners look to investigate

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video With the Pender County Health Department already under major scrutiny from county commissioners, employees have come forward to paint a detailed picture of the offenses they say have taken place. Full story...
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Pender County candidates face off tonight

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Candidates in primary races for sheriff, County Commission and the school board will participate in tonight's forum. Full story...
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Man killed, woman hurt in I-40 crash

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A 19-year-old man is dead and a 19-year-old woman is in the hospital after a wreck this morning on I-40. Full story...
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Pender Sheriff: Beware of man asking about lost puppy

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The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a man who has approached numerous, Hampstead area, elementary school aged children asking if they have seen his lost puppy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Asking Pender Co. NAACP for specific details and information regarding allegations

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video One of the reasons the civil rights group wants Roper to resign is because of hiring practices. The NAACP says it has a complaint from Melanie Debouse who is African-American and has been an educator for 20 years - working much of that time as a principal in other school districts. Full story...
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Pender NAACP wants school board chair to quit

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For six months the Pender County NAACP has been investigating Pender County School Board Chair Tom Roper. Today the civil rights group released its findings, calling for Roper to resign. Full story...
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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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