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Pender County News

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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With the hunting season over, a large number of dogs are in the pound

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videoThey are affectionately called man's best friend, but an influx of hunting dogs land in the pound this time, each year. Full story...
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Volunteers looking to help more sea turtles in 2009

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Volunteers at the sea turtle hospital in Topsail Island are hoping the New Year will be a healthy one for injured turtles. Full story...
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Monday will be opening day for new Topsail High School

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videoThe open house of the new Topsail High School took place Friday. Over the holiday break, school officials were busy preparing for move in day. Full story...
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Pender Humane Society having facility issues

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videoThe Pender County Humane Society is in limbo. It has to be out of its old shelter where it has resided for 12 years by midnight, but the new shelter isn't ready yet. Full story...
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Pender Humane Society is on the move

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The society was evicted in November and had until the end of the year to move out. Staff is now housing the animals in a temporary location. Full story...
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Attendance at Malpass Corner Elementary

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Malpass Corner Elementary School in Pender County was far from full during two make-up days this week. Full story...
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Hampstead boaters to get ramp of their own

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After many long trips to Surf City and Wrightsville Beach just to put their boat in the water, residents in the Hampstead area now have a boat ramp of their own. Full story...
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