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Pender County News

FIRST ON 3: Three busted for staging accident for insurance money

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of three people who Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege were involved in a staged traffic accident in rural Pender County in an effort to receive nearly $30,000 from insurance companies. Full story...
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UPDATED: Surfer drowns at Surf City

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videoAll weekend long Hurricane Igor, far off at sea, created some big waves for surfers. But one surfer's life suddenly ended in the surf Sunday. Kurt Murray, 21, drowned while surfing near the Surf City Pier around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Pender County parents hope commissioner OK rec center plan

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video Pender County parents say they have a tough time keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble after school hours. That's why they hope commissioners will approve a plan to build a rec center in Burgaw. Full story...
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Program gives prisoners, dogs a second chance

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video A New Leash on Life. For the last two years Pender County Correctional and Pawsitive Partners have been giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Full story...
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Fatal accident in Maple Hill

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Last night, a Sheriff's Office van was involved in a deadly wreck in Pender County. The van was carrying four inmates from Pamlico to Burgaw when a pickup hit the van. Full story...
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Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department

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video An outside investigation confirms some employee complaints at the Pender County Health Department. The University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is shedding some light into what exactly the department needs to do to solve management problems. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Ukrainian women leave NC without pay

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The women left the Surf City area yesterday. The three say they never received their checks from the Waves Surf and Sports store in Surf City. Full story...
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State offers to foot the bill for suggested Pender County interim health director

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The Pender County Board of Health has had its fair share of ups and downs. Pender County got a visit from a Raleigh representative Wednesday night offering an interesting agreement to help bring some authority to the health department. Full story...
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Pender commissioners make Health Board change

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Pender County is looking for a new health department head, but the search to replace an outgoing Board of Health member was much shorter. Full story...
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Do you know David Joe Gadberry?

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His last known address is 545 Underwood Drive, Currie, NC. Mr. Gadberry is wanted by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle/Place for Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Full story...
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