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Pender County News

Commercial fishermen gather in Burgaw to protest game-fish bill

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Commercial fishermen gathered in Burgaw today to protest a bill that would keep them from catching certain types of fish. Full story...
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Pender County family has close call with tornado

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video Storms and damage were widespread Thursday in areas outside of Wilmington. We met one family who is counting their blessings after a brush with a tornado. Full story...
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Pender deputies search for armed robbery suspect

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for the armed robbery of a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Four-year-old girl attacked by pit bull; Airlifted to hospital

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A four-year-old Pender County girl was attacked by a pit bull according to the sheriff's department. She was taken by helicopter to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. No word on her condition as of 3:00 p.m. Full story...
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More dead, injured pelicans along Topsail Beach

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video It looks like it's happening once again. More dead and injured pelicans have washed ashore Topsail Beach. Deborah Woody, a volunteer with the Possumwood Acres Wildlife Santuary says in the past two weeks alone, there have been more than 20 dead and injured pelicans found along the beach. Full story...
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Pender's Pittman signs with James Madison

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The big man on campus at Pender High School made his choice for college official today. Keynan Pittman, a 6'10" center inked his letter of intent to play basketball for James Madison next year. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff's Office: Tornado touchdown in Rocky Point

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a tornado was spotted this evening near Rocky Point and that a tornado has touched down behind fire station No. 7 in Rocky Point. Full story...
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Pender's Keynan Pittman will sign with JMU

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Pender center Keynan Pittman narrowed his collegiate choices to Mississippi and James Madison several weeks ago. Next week he'll make it official. He's going to be playing in the CAA for the Dukes of JMU. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Board of Health may soon name new health director

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videoFor the past seven months the Pender County Board of Health has been on the hunt for a permanent health director. The position has been in control of an interim health director after the former director, Jack Griffith, retired in September after some questioned his actions. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Couple upset about neighbor's pit

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video A deep hole filled with murky water just feet from a yard where children play. A Hampstead couple called us upset that a neighbor dug a deep pit at their property line. Full story...
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