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Pender County News

Weekend lightning sparks wildfire

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video The hot weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll across the Cape Fear region. Saturday lightning in Pender County caused a fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Today the North Carolina Forest Service Fire Team worked to contain the flames. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leaked personnel file shows dysfunction inside Pender Co. Health Dept.

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video The Pender County Health Department and Board of Health are in the midst of turbulent times. They can't find a permanent health director. Many of the board members have resigned in protest over personality conflicts. Now we're finding out just how dysfunctional the department has been the last 18 months. Full story...
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Video Update: Scott Slocum explains the incident that led to his firing as Trask basketball coach

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video We've now posted a longer version of the Scott Slocum video that we originally aired on Wednesday night. Slocum explains his side of the story on a disorderly conduct charge that led to his dismissal as Trask basketball coach. Full story...
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Topsail High principal reinstated

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Administrators in Pender County have pulled a quick about face with a school principal. The Pender County Board of Education announced today it has reinstated Marcus Skipper as principal of Topsail High School effective immediately. Full story...
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Crops in Pender County suffering because of drought conditions

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With the severe drought in southeastern North Carolina, farmers are getting hit pretty hard. Above normal temperatures and rainfall deficits in the area mean bad news for local crops. According to NCDrought.org, 17 coastal counties are currently experiencing a severe drought. Full story...
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Rodney Orr named Trask basketball coach

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Rodney Orr has been named the boys basketball coach at Trask High School. After two seasons as Gary Battle's assistant at Pender, Orrr is now a head coach again. Previously he served as the Topsail boys basketball head coach. Full story...
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Pender County schools superintendent resigns

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Pender County schools superintendent Allison Sholar has resigned to take a job as the superintendent of Currituck County Schools. Full story...
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WCU football holds camp to check out local players

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videoUsually high school athletes looking to play at the next level would have to go to a college camp to showcase their skills. Instead Western Carolina came to them. Full story...
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Sea turtles rehabbed and returned to the sea

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videoIt was an exciting morning at Topsail Beach where hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to some of the area’s most cherished visitors. Full story...
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