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Pender County News

Rep. Justice appointed to Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government

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The Joint Legislative Committee's work is intended to deal with review of local (county and municipal) bond issues. Any bond over $1 million, for anything other than schools, will be reviewed by the JLC from a fiscal perspective to determine the viability of the bond proposal. Rep. Justice's prior service as a Pender County Commissioner is an important reason she was chosen to chair this committee. Full story...
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Valuables stolen from Trask football players during game

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Football players from Heide Trask High School in Pender County lost the game against Ashley High School Friday night but also lost their goods. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Week # 3 - high school football preview

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video Week number three of the high school football season will back on its normal night after a different night last week. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the premier matchups. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alerts lifted

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Bacteria levels are back to normal at the public beach access at South Shore Drive and Kinston Avenue in Surf City. Same good news for Lighthouse Park in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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One dead, another in custody after overnight shooting in Rocky Point

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video It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Brighton Road in the Summit Ridge neighborhood. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says when deputies arrived at the home of Michael Grant the 34-year-old fired a gun at the deputies. Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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Couple charged after chase in power company truck stolen from Irene clean-up

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The clean-up in Pender County was slowed yesterday after a couple allegedly stole a Four County EMC truck and started a chase that ended two counties away. Full story...
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Pender moves home game vs. Whiteville after vandalism to field

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The Pender High School football team will play a home game away from home Friday because of damage to the football field. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alerts issued in Surf City, Caswell Beach

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State officials today are notifying the public that testing at an ocean-side site in Pender County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards. Full story...
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