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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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Plane makes emergency landing in Burgaw back yard

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videoJust after 1 o'clock Thursday, a single engine plane went down in a family’s backyard off John Humphrey Road near Stag Air Park in Burgaw. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society and Pender County to sever ties

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videoBack in July, the Pender County Health Department and the Topsail Humane Society agreed the humane society would take over operations of the county animal shelter. But with a tight county budget, the humane society said there is just not enough money to cover costs. Full story...
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Decorate your home while helping animals

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How would you like to dress up your home with some fine art and help a good cause in the process? Full story...
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Man found guilty for undersized flounder

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videoA Pender County jury had to decide the case of the undersized flounder on Thursday. James Jones, a commercial fisherman for twenty-five years, was on trial for catching an undersized flounder. Full story...
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Moore's Creek anniversary attracts visitors

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History came to life today in Pender County. This weekend marks the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. Full story...
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Pender Early College students are teaching Spanish to Burgaw Police

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Some young teachers in Pender County are trying to break the language barriers law enforcement officers sometimes face. Full story...
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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. Full story...
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Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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Pender County hit and run brings up issue of speed limit

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Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident. Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene. Full story...
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Pender joins lawsuit against insurance hike

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Another county from our area is joining in the fight against a huge hike in homeowners’ insurance rates. The lawsuit is opposing a 30 percent homeowners insurance increase for coastal homeowners, which was recently approved by the North Carolina insurance commission. Full story...
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