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Pender County News

Auto theft on the rise in Pender County

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Detectives in Pender County are dealing with more and more cases of stolen cars. Full story...
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Overcrowded religious services may recieve help

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Help may soon be on the way for over crowded religious services at Pender Correctional Institution. Full story...
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NC facing honeybee shortage

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videoMuch of the food we eat is a direct result of honeybee pollination. But North Carolina faces a honeybee shortage. This means more and more farmers crops are suffering. Full story...
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Surf City dedicates new police department

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A dedication ceremony for the new Surf City Police Department drew quite a crowd this afternoon. Full story...
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Rosenwald schools rich in Black history

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videoIn the early 1900s a man named Julius Rosenwald helped fund more than 5,000 Black schools in the segregated south. It is becoming a forgotten part of our past. The Historic Wilmington Foundation has named the area's Rosenwald schools as some of the most threatened historic places. Full story...
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Pender County to grow 50 percent in next decade

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In Pender County the population is expected to grow by 50 percent over the next decade. Much of that growth is happening in the county's largest community, unincorporated Hampstead. Full story...
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UPDATE: Body identified as missing Wilmington man

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The search for a missing Wilmington man is over. This weekend deputies in Pender County found the body of Martin Garza. Garza's body was found Saturday afternoon by a motorist driving along Highway 117 near Willard. Full story...
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Burgaw planning for growth

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videoMore people, more homes, and more traffic that's what Burgaw town leaders are planning for. The growing Pender County town is showing few signs of slowing down. Full story...
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Area schools not getting lottery money

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videoAre education lottery dollars helping your child's school? If you live in Brunswick, New Hanover or Pender County the answer -- according to several state lawmakers -- is no. Full story...
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Hampstead teen still missing

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Family members say Ashley Marie Ryan, a senior at Topsail High School, went to the movies with friends at Mayfaire cinema and walked out the back door of the theater. Full story...
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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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