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Pender County News

Pender County EMS strained

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videoOur area is growing and more people mean more emergencies. That's becoming very apparent in one local county. Full story...
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Wildfire keeps firefighters busy over weekend

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videoA wildfire was still causing concern along the Pender-Sampson County line Sunday night. Full story...
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Young Hampstead girl loses battle with cancer

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Last year we brought you the story of Emily Hollis, a little girl battling a cancerous tumor in her brain. We sadly report, Emily lost her battle with cancer on Friday. Full story...
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The Azalea Festival Horse Show

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The Azalea Festival Horse Show was this morning and it turned out to be a big day for Hailey Williams and her horse, Bingo, as she competed in her 10th Azalea Festival Horse Show. Full story...
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Gangs growing problem in Pender County

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videoThe Pender County sheriff's office says the number of gang members are on the rise. Full story...
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Burgaw highway honors Civil Rights leader

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On Saturday, community leaders in Pender County dedicated one and a half miles of highway 117 to Martin Luther King Junior. Full story...
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Spaulding Hughes named as Wright's replacement

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Five people came forward Thursday night in hopes of filling Thomas Wright's seat in the State House of Representatives. Sandra Spaulding Hughes received the majority of votes. Full story...
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Burgaw gets new police chief

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Burgaw has a new top cop. Ed Gibson was sworn in Monday as the new police chief in Pender County. Full story...
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North Topsail waiting on re-nourishment plans

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North Topsail residents deal with beach erosion every storm and every year. Even after years of planning North Topsail residents may have to wait another year for the town to further plans to re-nourish their beach. Full story...
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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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