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Pender County News

Burgaw police officer jailed on drug charges

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Rather than putting people behind bars, one Burgaw police sergeant is behind bars himself tonight. Full story...
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Is Burgaw ready for population surge?

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videoSeveral major residential and commercial developments are underway in Burgaw right now. The sound of growth has become commonplace in Wilmington. And now it's becoming a familiar sound in Burgaw as well. Full story...
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Pender County principal awarded

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videoOne Pender County principal is being recognized for her outstanding efforts in the school system. So outstanding, that she is awarded principal of the year. Full story...
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Search continues for elderly Pender County man

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David Pate has been missing for more than a week. He was last seen walking along Highway 4-21. It was believed he was hitchhiking to Wilmington to find a job. Full story...
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Pender County gives planning committee suggestions on Highway 17

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Thursday night Pender County residents gave the planning committee suggestions about how to control rapid growth along Highway 17. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Real estate deal leaves family in limbo

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videoA Pender County woman says a real estate deal has left her family at their wit's end. Meghan Rylands has been under contract to sell her home since July 4. It's now November and the sale is still in limbo. Full story...
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Clear winner in Atkinson mayoral race

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Even though no one was actually running for mayor of the Pender County town of Atkinson there is a clear winner of last night's election. Full story...
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Hampstead will not incorporate

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The debate over whether the Pender County community of Hampstead should be incorporated is over. The vote wasn't even close. Seventy-two percent of voters said no. If Tuesday night's election results were any indication people like Flack are happy with the Hampstead community just the way it is. Full story...
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Pender County rejects incorporation, land transfer tax

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One of the largest voter turnouts was in Pender County, where voters overwhelmingly rejected two controversial referenda on the ballot. Full story...
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Hampstead expects 90 percent voter turnout

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Some big changes could be in store for residents of Pender County. Tuesday is Election Day and there is plenty of controversy over some of the items on the ballot. Full story...
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Pender County expects high voter turnout Tuesday

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videoDennis Boyles expects nearly 90 percent of registered voters to head to the polls in the eastern half of the county. Full story...
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Dole discusses immigration plan in Pender County

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videoIf Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith apprehends a criminal who happens to be an illegal immigrant, there's not much he can do. Full story...
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School delay due to voting

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videoIs school more important than an election? That's the issue in one local school district. Full story...
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Historic building center of controversy in Burgaw

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An 83-year-old building is the center of controversy in Pender County. The old jail has been owned by the Downtown Burgaw Association for eight years, but that may not be the case much longer. Full story...
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