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Pender County News

ONLY ON 3: Report details investigation into Laney assistant principal

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video We're learning more tonight about the investigation of a Laney High School assistant principal. Last week we told you a criminal investigation into Robin Lamberty has been closed, but the New Hanover County School Board is still looking into what's happening. Full story...
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New Pender County fires force evacuations

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video As the weather this summer continues to heat up, wildfires are becoming more and more prevalent. This is the case especially in Pender County as fires Friday caused evacuations off Harrison Creek Road Full story...
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YouTube video shows shark caught off Topsail Island

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video Less than a month after a girl was bitten by a shark at Topsail Beach, a YouTube video posted yesterday shows a man reeling in what he claims to be a 200-pound black tip shark off Topsail Island. WATCH THE VIDEO INSIDE Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. teacher apologizes for inappropriate texts to student, reaches plea deal

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videoA Pender County teacher charged with cyberstalking a student took a plea deal in court today. Megan Mantooth, 26, submitted a statement in court this morning admitting she sent inappropriate texts to a student and apologized. Despite what WECT is reporting, Mantooth's attorney tells us post-partum despression was not part of her defense. Full story...
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Pender Co. wildfire cost state $3 million so far

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Pender is not the only county dealing with wildfires. Today in Brunswick County there were five wildfires totaling about 100 acres. All have been contained. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Man who had heart attack after truck repossessed died this week

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videoLinwood Costin, who had a heart attack after GMAC repossessed his truck, died Tuesday in Columbus County. Full story...
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Pender Co. Board of Health picks new health director from Madison Co.

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Carolyn Moser has been selected by the Pender County Board of Health as the Health Director for Pender County. Full story...
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Crews battling wildfires burned out after weeks on duty

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video Fighting along a fire line for weeks at a time is a challenging task. Many of the crews battling a wildfire in Pender County have been at it for more than a month straight. Full story...
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Pender fires slow; smoke still a problem

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The Pender County wildfires have slowed down slightly, but are not done burning yet. Full story...
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As smoke moves south, crews make progress on Pender fire

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video Waking up this morning you may have smelled or seen smoke where you live. As winds in the Cape Fear region shifted, smoke from the Pender County fires is pushing southward affecting residents down the coast and across the state line. Full story...
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