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Pender County News

Meet Tony Hudson, Pender's new football coach

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video Tony Hudson is the new Pender head football coach. Going back to Pender is a "homecoming" for the Pender graduate. Full story...
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Pender can't hold onto big lead, falls short in 1-A boys state title game

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video Addison Spruill was on fire. The Pender senior scored 25 points in the first half against North Rowan, but the Patriots couldn't hold on to their big advantage in the second half. Twenty-three turnovers proved to be too costly for Gary Battle's team. Full story...
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Pender boys shoot for state title

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video Pender will be playing North Rowan in Raleigh on Saturday. The winner will bring home the 1-A high school basketball state championship trophy. Full story...
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Pender will get new football coach in March

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Pender High School has found the man they want to lead their football program after Tom Eanes chose to leave in early January. Full story...
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Topsail wrestler Ric McCutcheon captures state championship for the second year in a row

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It takes three days to complete the state wrestling tournament. For Topsail's Ric McCutcheon it's well worth the wait. He's a state champion... again !! Full story...
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Crews keep eye on big Pender Co. fire

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video Much of North Carolina is under a burn ban, and for good reason. The combination of wind, low humidity and warm temperatures made Pender County ripe for wildfires this weekend. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender and Brunswick wildfires contained

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Extremely dry air and gusty winds lead to numerous fires throughout the weekend. Crews will continue to monitor the fires as winds continue to shift. Full story...
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Former Michigan reporter reflects on stay at "Tops'l"

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CHANGE COMES slowly to a place like Tops'l, but it also comes surely. The island is a bit like Pinocchio's nose -- it keeps growing. In the past three decades, drifting sand has added about a mile of new land to the island's southern tip. It's a marvelous place to catch fish and sunsets. Full story...
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Surf City Police bust alleged meth lab

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Surf City Police say they've arrested five people for running a meth lab. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Board of Health Chairman gives state-of-the-department update

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The department has been in the news recently with numerous issues having a negative impact on an agency that sees thousands of clients annually. Public Health is all about prevention and keeping the community healthy. To that end Chairman King noted many improvements over the past several months and offered a peek into the future for a troubled department striving for excellence. Full story...
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