Pender County News
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Pender can't hold onto big lead, falls short in 1-A boys state title game
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 3:16pm.

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.

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Pender boys shoot for state title
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:46pm.

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.

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Pender will get new football coach in March
Submitted by John Rendleman on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 1:38pm.

Pender High School has found the man they want to lead their football program after Tom Eanes chose to leave in early January.

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Topsail wrestler Ric McCutcheon captures state championship for the second year in a row
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 02/26/2011 - 9:26pm.

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 !!

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Crews keep eye on big Pender Co. fire
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 4:59pm.

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.

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UPDATE: Pender and Brunswick wildfires contained
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 02/20/2011 - 7:18pm.

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.

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Former Michigan reporter reflects on stay at "Tops'l"
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 3:11pm.

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.

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Surf City Police bust alleged meth lab
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 12:42pm.

Surf City Police say they've arrested five people for running a meth lab.

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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Board of Health Chairman gives state-of-the-department update
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 6:10pm.

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.

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Tonight's basketball game at Trask has been postponed due to leaky roof
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 4:23pm.

The Titans and the Bulldogs have the night off. Don't go to Rocky Point if you're looking for high school hoops tonight.

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