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Pender County News

Despite budget concerns, Pender County teachers ready for school year

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Even with budget concerns on their minds, teachers and staff kicked off the new school year. Hundreds of educators gathered to ring in the year with a celebration at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Teaching assistants left out of Pender budget

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There will be some noticeable absences when Pender County Schools start up next week. The school district does not yet have a finalized budget, but School Board Chair Tom Roper said TAs currently are not budgeted for. Full story...
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Pender County looks for new boat ramp location

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Pender County is back to square one when it comes to building a new public boat ramp. Commissioners had until July 31st to use a $3 million grant from the state. Full story...
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Lawmakers put together measures to help those with diabetes

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videoFor most, being diagnosed with diabetes can be a tough pill to swallow. Thousands across the state battle the disease and lawmakers are trying to help. Full story...
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Pender County residents say no to public boat ramp

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Pender County has $3.8 million in grant money from the state for a public boat ramp. Most everyone agrees the area needs one. It is just a matter of where. Residents at one spot are determined not to have a public boat ramp in their neighborhood. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society opens new shelter

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videoThe Pender County Humane Society has a new permanent home after seven months in a temporary location. The new building is full of bells and whistles for cats and dogs that are up for adoption. Full story...
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Investigation lands detention officer in jail

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A Pender County Sheriff's Office investigation has ended with the arrest of a detention officer. Thirty-three-year-old Sherwood Anthony Pickett faces multiple charges, including extortion and solicitation for crimes against nature. Full story...
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Non-profit group helps animals at Pender County shelter

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videoA group called, Friends of the Pender County Animal Shelter, is one step away from being the county's newest non-profit. The group formed early this year and as WWAY's John Rendleman reports, it helps fill in the gaps the county can not provide. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society to showcase new building

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For the last seven months the Pender County Humane Society has been in a temporary location, but no longer. The new building will be showcased this weekend with a grand opening celebration. Full story...
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Burgaw Angels move on to Dixie Softball World Series

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The weeklong Dixie Girls Softball State Championships wrapped up Wednesday night at the Cape Fear Optimist Park in New Hanover County. The Burgaw Angels tallied a walk off win in Game One by a score of 3-2. Full story...
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Pender County's plan for boat ramp stalled

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead is at a stand still. The county is hoping to purchase about seven acres along Lewis Road for a boat ramp and parking. Full story...
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Grassroots organization voices opinion on coastal insurance rates

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videoAnother issue facing state lawmakers is coastal insurance rates. Residents in coastal counties are seeing a big increase in homeowners insurance. WWAY's Meghan Packer followed up with a woman we introduced to you last week, who is starting a grassroots organization to be a voice for coastal residents. Full story...
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Fire destroys Hampstead doctor's office

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videoA Hampstead doctor is looking toward the future after his family practice was destroyed by fire over the weekend. Doctor Shyam Garg had patient records on paper and on the computer, many of which were lost in the fire. Full story...
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Burgaw wins Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament

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videoBurgaw played host to the Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament. Sunday night's championship game featured Burgaw versus Kenansville and as WWAY's John Rendleman reports, a fair amount of controversy. Full story...
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Currie holds first ever parade on Fourth

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videoFourth of July celebrations have been a little leaner in many cities across the country, but while some are cutting back, one Pender County town held it's first ever Fourth of July parade. Full story...
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