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Pender County News

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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Local pre-schoolers understand the true meaning of Christmas

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videoIt is easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays, especially for young children. Pre-schoolers in Hampstead got a chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas Wednesday. Full story...
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Pender narrows search for tourism director to five

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videoPender County leaders say there is more to southeastern North Carolina than the beach, which is why they're looking for a new county tourism director. Full story...
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School is back is session at Malpass Elementary

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videoThe sign in front of Malpass Corner Elementary School said it all, welcoming students back Monday, nine days after investigators say a 10-year-old student set a fire in a boy's bathroom. Full story...
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Topsail students, parents, and faculty ready for new high school

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videoPender county schools have been coping with an issue of overcrowding for quite some time now, but one high school is getting some breathing room. Full story...
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Pender officials looking for armed robbers

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On November 23rd, police say four men robbed Your Convenience Store off Highway 421 in Burgaw. They're now looking for Daniel Rodriguez, Axel Contreras and Humbarto Diaz. Full story...
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Schools in Pender County have redistricting plans

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Schools in Pender County will finally get some relief to cramped classrooms when a new elementary school opens. Full story...
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Malpass students to miss Christmas break

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videoThe holiday break for some Pender County students will not be as long as many hoped for. Full story...
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Malpass Corner make up days approved

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videoThe upcoming holiday break will be cut short for Malpass Corner Elementary School students. They have nine days to make up after a fire closed the school last week. Full story...
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Malpass students out until next Monday

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videoDenise Malpass shares more than a name with the school; her son is a first grader at the closed facility. She says the school closing has been terrible timing. "You got to get a baby sitter for the kids, it's an extra kid and it's right around the holidays." Full story...
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