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Pender County News

Police Respond to Incidents with Senator Soles

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videoThere are some strange happenings going on in the Columbus County town of Tabor City, surrounding state Senator R.C Soles. The Tabor City Police have had to respond to a number of incidents recently involving Senator Soles, and the clients of his law practice. Full story...
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Sex offenders banned from Pender parks

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Registered sex offenders are no longer allowed in Pender County parks. Full story...
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Pender hospital receives grant

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Some Pender Memorial Hospital patients are sleeping a bit easier these days. Full story...
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N Topsail homeowners settle on condemned homes

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Owners of some condemned homes in North Topsail Beach finally have the pay day they have been fighting for. Full story...
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Pender County considers banning sex offenders from public parks

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Sex offenders may soon be banned from public parks in Pender County. Full story...
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Pender County residents helping rebuild oyster beds

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People in Pender County have been saving their oyster shells. Today, those shells were put to a good use. WWAY joined volunteers from Pender Watch, UNCW and the Division of Marine Fisheries to lay down some oyster beds in forest sound. Full story...
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CFCC dedicates Surf City location

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Cape Fear Community College dedicated its site for its Surf City campus. Full story...
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CFCC closer to opening Pender campus

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Residents of eastern Pender County will soon have easier access to college classes. Full story...
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FCC staff in Pender county to answer DTV questions

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff will be located at sites throughout Pender County to answer questions about the digital television transition and sign-up area residents for the converter box coupon, which provides a $40 discount on eligible converter boxes. Full story...
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Special wheelchair helps people with a disability enjoy the beach

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videoWalking out on the beach may be easy for most people, but for those living with a disability, it can be difficult to have the same experience. Full story...
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Task force to decide barrier options

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videoYellow poles are designed to deter drivers from crossing the median, but cause concern to emergency crews.

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Topsail Beach re-nourishment project

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videoBeach erosion is a problem that has no real permanent solution. But, each year millions of dollars are spent on beach re-nourishment, which is no different in Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Black River Needs A Snag & Drag

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videoOur rivers are a vital part of what makes our area special. The Black River is no exception, but sometimes get overlooked. It flows through Sampson, Bladen and Pender Counties, but doesn't run unobstructed through parts of Pender County. Full story...
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Hampstead public water access

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videoWith no public boat ramps in Hampstead, boaters who don't have access to private ramps have to drive to other towns. Full story...
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Heatstroke awareness

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videoAs temperatures rise during the summer months, so do the number of people suffering from heat stroke. One local woman says she was faced with a heat stroke emergency, but luckily she knew what to do to save a friend. Full story...
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