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Pender County News

Beekeeping causes buzz in Burgaw

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videoBeekeeping is a hobby that has recently been at the center of countless discussions due to a national and statewide honeybee shortage. It has especially been the buzz in Burgaw. Full story...
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Bus accident sends 13 Pender County students to hospital

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Thirteen Pender County students went to the hospital Thursday morning after their bus ran off the road into a ditch. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Insurance company won't cover sick woman

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videoA Pender County woman is in New Hanover Regional recovering from a severe illness. When it was touch-and-go, her husband called their life insurance agent and that phone call only added to their troubles. Full story...
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Young girl dies in Pender County fire

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A fire claimed the life of small girl this morning in Penderlea, in Pender County, and her mother was taken to Pender Memorial Hospital and released. Full story...
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Hampstead neighborhood doesn't want animal shelter

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videoResidents in one Hampstead neighborhood are fighting to keep an animal shelter out of the area. Full story...
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Pender County man gets life sentence

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Tuesday morning Lakane Murphy pleaded guilty to several charges, including first-degree murder and burglary. Full story...
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Auto theft on the rise in Pender County

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Detectives in Pender County are dealing with more and more cases of stolen cars. Full story...
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Overcrowded religious services may recieve help

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Help may soon be on the way for over crowded religious services at Pender Correctional Institution. Full story...
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NC facing honeybee shortage

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videoMuch of the food we eat is a direct result of honeybee pollination. But North Carolina faces a honeybee shortage. This means more and more farmers crops are suffering. Full story...
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Rosenwald schools rich in Black history

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videoIn the early 1900s a man named Julius Rosenwald helped fund more than 5,000 Black schools in the segregated south. It is becoming a forgotten part of our past. The Historic Wilmington Foundation has named the area's Rosenwald schools as some of the most threatened historic places. Full story...
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Pender County to grow 50 percent in next decade

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In Pender County the population is expected to grow by 50 percent over the next decade. Much of that growth is happening in the county's largest community, unincorporated Hampstead. Full story...
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UPDATE: Body identified as missing Wilmington man

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The search for a missing Wilmington man is over. This weekend deputies in Pender County found the body of Martin Garza. Garza's body was found Saturday afternoon by a motorist driving along Highway 117 near Willard. Full story...
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Burgaw planning for growth

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videoMore people, more homes, and more traffic that's what Burgaw town leaders are planning for. The growing Pender County town is showing few signs of slowing down. Full story...
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Area schools not getting lottery money

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videoAre education lottery dollars helping your child's school? If you live in Brunswick, New Hanover or Pender County the answer -- according to several state lawmakers -- is no. Full story...
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Hampstead teen still missing

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Family members say Ashley Marie Ryan, a senior at Topsail High School, went to the movies with friends at Mayfaire cinema and walked out the back door of the theater. Full story...
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