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Pender County News

Pender Early College students are teaching Spanish to Burgaw Police

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Some young teachers in Pender County are trying to break the language barriers law enforcement officers sometimes face. Full story...
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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. Full story...
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Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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Pender County hit and run brings up issue of speed limit

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Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident. Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene. Full story...
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Pender joins lawsuit against insurance hike

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Another county from our area is joining in the fight against a huge hike in homeowners’ insurance rates. The lawsuit is opposing a 30 percent homeowners insurance increase for coastal homeowners, which was recently approved by the North Carolina insurance commission. Full story...
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Last redistricting meeting for Pender County

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Tuesday night parents of Pender County students will have their last chance to voice concerns about redistricting. Full story...
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Atkinson re-examining new water system

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videoSkyrocketing construction costs put a halt on plans for a new water system in Pender County, and now the town of Atkinson is going back to the drawing board. Full story...
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Space heater cause of Pender fire

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Officials have released the names of those who died and confirmed an electric space heater was the cause of Sunday's mobile home fire in Pender County. Full story...
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Officials warn mobile home residents to fire proof their units

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videoA fire raged through a mobile home in Pender County yesterday, killing a family of four. And all too sadly, this isn't the first time children in our area have died in a mobile home blaze. Full story...
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Fire Kills Family of Four

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Firefighters found the bodies of three victims in the master bedroom, the fourth was found in the second bedroom. Full story...
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Man wanted for alleged kidnapping, sexual assault

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office needs help finding a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman last night at gunpoint. Full story...
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Boy, home alone, helps police nab burglar

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videoA 12-year-old boy is credited with helping put a burglar behind bars. Quick thinking, and a cool head helped the boy lead detectives to the burglar. Full story...
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Video helps lead to shoplifting busts at Party Suppliers

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videoA Wilmington business manager spent her entire day in court, facing more than half a dozen people who allegedly shoplifted from her store. Full story...
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Pender County's turn to talk redistricting

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Two redistricting options are under consideration for when the new Topsail Elementary School opens in the fall. Full story...
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Hunting Dog follow-up

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There is some good news to report. Some abandoned hunting dogs in Pender County have a new home Friday. Full story...
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