make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Pender County News

Red Cross opens shelter for Holly Shelter wildfire evacuees

READ MORE:
The American Red Cross has opened emergency shelters for residents of Pender and Onslow County who have been asked to evacuate their homes as a result of a wildfire in the Holly Shelter area. Full story...
»

Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

READ MORE:
A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time. Full story...
»

FIRST ON 3: Smoke from Pender Co. wildfire drifting all the way to Roanoke Rapids

READ MORE:
Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Gary Corbet said brush fires to the south and east of Halifax County, which originated Friday, have pushed smoke so high it has managed to drift all the way to Roanoke Rapids and other parts of the Roanoke Valley. Full story...
»

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Holly Shelter Game Land closed as wildfire grows

READ MORE:
video The Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is closed as a wildfire has grown to at least 3,300 acres and looks to get worse. Full story...
»

FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Sheriff investigating leak of personnel file

READ MORE:
In response to the recent disclosure of confidential personnel information regarding Shirley Steele, the Pender County Sheriff's Department has been asked to investigate the unlawful disclosure and bring appropriate criminal charges against the person or persons responsible. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3: Middle school teacher suspended; Charged with cyberstalking student

READ MORE:
video A Burgaw Middle School teacher has been suspended. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says eighth grade teacher Megan Mantooth is charged with cyberstalking a student. Full story...
»

Weekend lightning sparks wildfire

READ MORE:
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...
»

ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

READ MORE:
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...
»

ONLY ON 3: Leaked personnel file shows dysfunction inside Pender Co. Health Dept.

READ MORE:
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...
»

Video Update: Scott Slocum explains the incident that led to his firing as Trask basketball coach

READ MORE:
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...
»