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Pender County wildfires continue to burn, force residents to evacuate

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video There is another significant wildfire that has moved into Pender County. The Blueberry Farm Fire has rekindled and broken containment lines causing evacuations. Full story...
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Pender teacher's cyberstalking charge makes international headlines

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The story of a Burgaw Middle School teacher charged with cyberstalking a 13-year-old boy is now getting international attention. Saturday morning ABCNews.com posted its own version of the story involving teacher Megan Mantooth, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly sending hundreds of text messages to her former student. Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail also posted a story about the case. Full story...
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Canetuck Rosenwald School gets new life as community center

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video A part of national and Pender County history is the Canetuck Rosenwald School. It's one of the original Rosenwald schoolhouses set up to educate African American children in the early 1900's. The Rosenwald School is nearly 100 years old, and now, it's getting new life as the Canetuck Community Center. Full story...
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Pender County water advisory lifted

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The watermain break that impacted customers of the Rocky Point/Topsail Water District of Pender County on Friday has been repaired and all bacteriological sample results collected and tested show no coliform bacteria present. Full story...
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Town hall meeting planned on Pender fire Saturday

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The North Carolina Forest Service will be hold a "town hall" general information meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Ridge Fire and Rescue Department located at 109 Holly St. That's at the intersection of Highways 50 and 17. Full story...
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Crews continue battling wildfires around region

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Though a little rain last night provided a little relief, crews continue to battle wildfires all across the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Pender County issues water outage and boil water advisory

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Water customers along NC 210 from Highway 117 to Running Deer Trail and along Highway 117 from the intersection of NC 210 south to Lucas Avenue served by the Rocky Point/Topsail Water System are advised that a broken 12" watermain has been temporarily turned off to conduct an emergency repair of the watermain that serves your area. Full story...
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More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows

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video The Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land continues to grow. As the fire moves across Pender County and into Onslow County voluntary evacuations are in place and shelters are open. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neglected hounds put burden on Pender shelter

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video The Pender County Animal Shelter is already overcrowded as several outdoor kennels are out of service during renovations. The situation got worse earlier this week when 12 more dogs arrived. Animal Control brought in the hounds after getting calls from neighbors that the dogs were being neglected. Full story...
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Shelter opens for livestock displaced by wildfire

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Sheltering for livestock for persons affected by Pender County wildfire will be held at the Sampson County Livestock Arena located at 51 Agriculture Place Clinton, NC 28328. Full story...
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