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Pender County News

Middle schoolers encouraged to start planning for the future today

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videoPender County schools are making a focused effort to address the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students by encouraging all to plan for the future. Full story...
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Topsail students create culinary masterpieces

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videoSome restaurants would envy this commercial kitchen, but it's students doing the cooking inside the new Topsail High School and they stay busy. Full story...
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Detectives looking for pieces to puzzle of Hampstead murder

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videoPender County has had only one murder this year, but it is a perplexing one for police. The medical examiner says 52-year old Beverly Moore was strangled. Detectives are asking for your help to find who killed the Hampstead mother of three. Full story...
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Pender County has a lot to offer

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The Pender County Tourism Office want you to know what Pender County has to offer. The official Pender County Visitor's Guide has arrived. It includes a general description and images of the county, telling and showing what a wonderful place Pender County is to visit. Full story...
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Two Pender County educators recognized for work

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videoTwo Pender County educators have made their way to the top of the class. A principal and a language arts teacher have been recognized, and for one of them, it has been a long time coming. Full story...
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Death of Hampstead woman investigated as homicide

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Autopsy results of the Hampstead woman found dead in her home show she was sexually assaulted. Fifty-two-year-old Beverly Moore was found dead in the bathtub of her home, on Sloop Point Road, Sunday night. Full story...
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Hampstead enjoys Spot Festival

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Hampstead was the spot to be this weekend as the seafood community celebrated the 46th Annual Spot Festival. Full story...
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Pender County Correctional Institution helps dogs find homes

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videoSome Pender County prisoners are taking part in a New Leash on Life. Inmates spent the past eight weeks training homeless dogs that a local animal shelter rescued. Full story...
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New shopping plaza in Surf City underway

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videoDevelopers and town officials broke ground on Surf City Crossing Monday. The 70,000 square foot shopping center isn't set to open till late next year, but excitement around the complex is already building. Full story...
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Pender County student faces serious charges after sexting incident

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

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About a year ago, we told you about a Pender County man who was charged with statutory sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Rain water lingers in Surf City

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videoSome roadways still had standing water in Surf City on Tuesday. That's because six to nine inches of rain fell yesterday, which is a lot of water to handle in a short period of time. Full story...
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Pender High holds massive reunion to help classmates keep in touch

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Many of us have attended a class reunion of some sort, but this weekend one local high school welcomed more than thirty classes back to school. Full story...
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Rural areas still waiting for broadband

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videoFederal government is divvying out $7.2 billion in the coming weeks to extend broadband in rural areas across the U.S. The problem is, the government needs four times that amount to cover everyone who's asking for high-speed internet. Full story...
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Fund set up for accident victim's children

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A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the woman killed in an accident on the side of I-40 earlier this week. Full story...
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