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Pender County News

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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Drug bust lands two in jail; foreign national gets prison time, deportation

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Two men are in jail after a drug bust in Pender County while another man finds out how much time he'll spend behind bars. Full story...
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Pender detectives investigating "sexting" at schools

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videoTeenagers and other youths at several western Pender schools have been exchanging nude photographs via cell phones. Full story...
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NAACP explains its absence at school forum

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After allegations of unfair hiring practices, the Pender County chapter of the NAACP was noticeably absent at last night's school forum. Full story...
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Pender County Schools talk progress not allegations

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Monday night the Pender County school system held its first community forum since the NAACP leveled allegations of unfair hiring practices by the district, but the complaint wasn't top priority. Full story...
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Pender Co. names new emergency management chief

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The county introduced Charles "Tom" Collins to the post today. Full story...
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