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Pender County News

Lotto winners collect

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Two split winnings from Topsail Exxon lotto ticket. Full story...
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Burgaw man receives high honor from state

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You may be able to take him out of Burgaw, but you'll never be able to take Burgaw out of Charles M. Harrell, Sr. Full story...
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Pender woman to run for Senate, challenge Soles

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A local journalist has decided to try her hand in politics. Rocky Point resident Bettie Fennell announced her candidacy Thursday at the Pender County Board of Elections. Full story...
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Local horse farmer finds solution to growing hay costs

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The drought continues to worsen here in North Carolina. Because rain isn't falling the price of crops, like hay, are rising. Full story...
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Topsail Exxon sells winning lotto ticket

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videoSomeone who bought a Merry Millionaire lottery ticket at the Topsail Exxon in Hampstead is now just that. Full story...
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Students learn important lesson about giving

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videoWith one week to go until the big day, most children are focused on what may be under the tree at Christmas. But some youngsters in Pender County have been focusing on something else: learning the importance of giving and helping others less fortunate. Full story...
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Puppies stolen from animal shelter

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A local animal shelter is missing a few puppies after a break in over the weekend. Full story...
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Burgaw police officer jailed on drug charges

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Rather than putting people behind bars, one Burgaw police sergeant is behind bars himself tonight. Full story...
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Is Burgaw ready for population surge?

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videoSeveral major residential and commercial developments are underway in Burgaw right now. The sound of growth has become commonplace in Wilmington. And now it's becoming a familiar sound in Burgaw as well. Full story...
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Pender County principal awarded

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videoOne Pender County principal is being recognized for her outstanding efforts in the school system. So outstanding, that she is awarded principal of the year. Full story...
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Search continues for elderly Pender County man

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David Pate has been missing for more than a week. He was last seen walking along Highway 4-21. It was believed he was hitchhiking to Wilmington to find a job. Full story...
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Pender County gives planning committee suggestions on Highway 17

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Thursday night Pender County residents gave the planning committee suggestions about how to control rapid growth along Highway 17. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Real estate deal leaves family in limbo

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videoA Pender County woman says a real estate deal has left her family at their wit's end. Meghan Rylands has been under contract to sell her home since July 4. It's now November and the sale is still in limbo. Full story...
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Clear winner in Atkinson mayoral race

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Even though no one was actually running for mayor of the Pender County town of Atkinson there is a clear winner of last night's election. Full story...
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Hampstead will not incorporate

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The debate over whether the Pender County community of Hampstead should be incorporated is over. The vote wasn't even close. Seventy-two percent of voters said no. If Tuesday night's election results were any indication people like Flack are happy with the Hampstead community just the way it is. Full story...
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