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Pender County News

Bomb threat at Pender County school

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Students in Pender County were dismissed early Tuesday, following a bomb threat. Faculty, students and administration were evacuated from Heide Trask High School around 1:00 this afternoon. Full story...
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Lawsuit filed against Pender County boat ramp purchase

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead may be on hold. Members of a homeowners association have filed a lawsuit. Full story...
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Illegal immigrants guilty of sex offenses

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Guilty pleas Wednesday for two illegal immigrants, charged with sex offenses in Pender County. Full story...
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Opt-out policy for school districts that use corporal punishment

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The State House of Representatives wants school districts that use corporal punishment to provide an opt-out policy to parents. The legislation cleared the House Monday. Full story...
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Ice skating to help Pender County's Relay for Life

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The beautiful and very warm weather this weekend caused some to chose a cooler past time - ice skating. Full story...
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Pender County residents proud of their family tree

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videoThere is a new title holder in Pender County. It has been around for more than 150 years, but just recently earned state champion recognition. Full story...
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Pender County sherrif's want man accused of kidnapping, sexual offenses

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help locating a man charged with kidnapping and sex offenses involving an 11-year-old girl. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society finds homes for pets, won't close without a fight

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videoThe property, once leased by the society, was recently sold, so the animals found a new home in Hampstead. The problem is, the county says this violates zoning laws, since the makeshift shelter is in a residential neighborhood on Lewis Road. Full story...
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School board agrees to close Pender Success Academy

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Students who attend an alternative school in Pender County will be attending different schools next year. The school board in Pender County has agreed to close Pender Success Academy. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society closing Friday

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After some recent zoning disputes with the county, the Topsail Humane Society is going to shut down. Director Kathy Lewis said the county notified her early this week that the shelter is in violation of zoning laws. On Thursday, she told WWAY that she is tired of fighting to provide a free service for the county. Full story...
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Pender County may start requiring pet licenses

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Pender County animal lovers may soon have to pay for their furry friends. The Board of Health submitted a proposal to county commissioners to start requiring pet licenses. Full story...
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Pender Success Academy may have to close

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videoPotential state cutbacks could cost Pender County schools millions of dollars. School board members are facing some tough choices if cuts have to be made, possibly having to close the doors of one area school. Full story...
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Budget concerns for Pender school district

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videoOur state's financial woes are having a trickle down effect on local school districts. Many districts are having to tighten their belts with a probable cut in state funding looming. School board members in Pender County are now looking at options if tough decisions have to be made. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital receives major funding

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Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden was in Duplin County where a small rural health clinic received major funding from the federal government. Thursday, Pender Memorial Hospital announced it is getting $75,000 for upgrades. Full story...
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NC county leaders win case at US Supreme Court

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The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Pender County commissioners who sued the state of North Carolina over redistricting. Full story...
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