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Pender County News

Sellers new football coach at Trask

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School's out for summer, but there was some action at Trask High School Thursday. The Trask Titans welcomed Glenn Sellers as the new head football coach. Full story...
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Pender County fights battle against mosquitoes

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videoThis time of year, fun, outdoor activities can quickly be ruined by tiny, pesky mosquitoes. Some Pender County employees are trying to make summer a little more pleasant for residents. As WWAY's Meghan Packer reports, you could call them the Mosquito Patrol. Full story...
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Pender inmates may soon have ample space to pray

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About a year ago, we visited the Pender Correctional Facility's worship space and were told, by prisoners and the chaplain, the space is just not big enough to accommodate all who want to pray. On Monday, Chaplain James Spirtosanto told us about three-quarters of the funds they need have been collected. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Burgaw Train Depot

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videoThis month our Cape Fear Pride series has been chugging along in Burgaw. Today we take a look at the historic train depot in beautiful downtown. Full story...
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Speed a concern in Hampstead on Highway 210

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videoA stretch of road in Pender County continues to concern residents. They say cars fly around the bend as you enter Hampstead on Highway 210, and they want the speed limit reduced before someone else gets hurt. Full story...
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Surf City Bridge still swinging, but barely?

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videoIt's been a staple of Surf City since 1955, but safety concerns have the department of transportation talking about replacing the Surf City Bridge. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Pender County Courthouse

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videoThis week, our Cape Fear Pride series wraps up the month in Burgaw. Burgaw Middle School student Savanah Hauge gives us a closer look at the Pender County Courthouse in the heart of this historic town. Full story...
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Five horses back in Pender County couple possession

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videoAfter having almost a dozen animals taken away from them for mistreatment, a Pender County couple now has five of their horses back. Full story...
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Pender horses cleared to go home, haven't been picked up

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It has been more than a month since investigators in Pender County removed ten malnourished horses from their owners. Now the owners have been cleared to take some of the horses back, but had not done so as of Monday night. Full story...
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Sixth Annual Blueberry Festival

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videoIt's bigger, better and bluer than ever before. Thousands showed up for the 6th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival, which was in full swing Saturday. Full story...
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Blueberry Festival set for Saturday

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videoThere are plenty of ways to enjoy blueberries, but on a June weekend in the Tar Heel State there's only one place that enjoys them the most. For the last six years Burgaw has been home to the North Carolina Blueberry Festival. Full story...
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Pender County man behind bars for alleged crimes involving 9 year old

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A Pender County man is behind bars for crimes involving a nine-year-old girl. Fifty-seven-year-old Paul Sorrells was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of first-degree statutory sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Topsail Beach permitted to renourish

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The process has been five years in the making; now it finally looks like Topsail Beach will get some new sand. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Sites around the courthouse

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videoThis month, our Cape Fear Pride series focuses on Burgaw. Today we take a closer look at some of the recognizable sites around the Pender County Courthouse. Damaris Griffith of Burgaw Middle School explains. Full story...
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Atkinson voters approve proposed water system

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Atkinson voters cast their ballots on a $750,000 bond referendum Tuesday night. Unofficial results show residents voted 59 to 18 to approve the referendum for the town's proposed water system in the Pender County town. Full story...
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