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Pender County election to be double expected cost

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Thanks to a few new items on the ballot, the upcoming election in Pender County is going to cost about twice as much as expected. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Topsail Island's Operation Bumblebee

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videoA lot of history has been made on topsail island... Including a top-secret military test. You've more than likely seen the old towers used in Operation Bumblebee scattered around the island. Full story...
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Strong rip currents keep rescue teams busy

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Strong rip currents this week are keeping rescue teams busy. Jennifer Church fro Full story...
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Human remains found in Pender County

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videoProgress Energy crews working at a construction site in Pender County have made a startling discovery: human remains. The sheriff's office says an employee was digging for electrical cables on a site off Sloop Point Road when he found a human skull. Full story...
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3 teens arrested in Pender High School fire

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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that caused property damage on the Pender High School campus back in early August. Full story...
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Hampstead voters to choose who will run town

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People voting for Hampstead to become a bona fide town will also get the chance to vote for who will run it come November. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital to raise rates

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Pender Memorial Hospital could be raising its rates by four percent in the coming year. The hospital's chief financial officer says the increase would raise more than $100,000 to help offset inflation. Full story...
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Pender County still dealing with aftermath of Ernesto

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videoWe continue our look back at the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ernesto. It was one year ago Friday that we were in his grip. Little did we know we'd be dealing with the aftermath a year later. Full story...
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Pender County makes changes to prevent flooding

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It's been nearly a year since Tropical Storm Ernesto flooded Pender County, covering some neighborhoods in four feet of standing water. Full story...
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People with diabetes should prepare for hurricanes

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Along with preparing your home for a hurricane people with medical conditions should also prepare themselves. Pender County Hospital is offering classes for diabetics on self managing their condition during a disaster. Full story...
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Pender County schools see improvement in progress results

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videoPender County is starting off the school year on a high note after receiving the results of annual progress reports. School officials are happy to report students have improved over the past year. Pender County schools improved their Adequate Yearly Progress since last year. Seventy-one percent of the county's schools showed improvement over last year. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Harrell's Department Store

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videoFor more than a century folks in the Pender County seat have known one name when it comes to shopping: Harrell's. We visit the fourth-generation running the family business in this edition of Cape Fear Pride. Full story...
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Pender County students to study Bible

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Students in the Pender County school district will have Bible class after all, and some new options when they attend. Full story...
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Supreme Court: NC lawmakers must redraw House districts after '08

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The state Supreme Court ruled today that lawmakers must redraw a state House district in Pender County after the 2008 elections. Full story...
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Pender County child put on waiting list for pre-K

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videoThe beginning of the school year is just around the corner one Pender County child may not get the chance to go. Four-year-old Abbey Flewwellin qualifies to go to pre-K this year in Pender County, but limited enrollment has landed her on a waiting list. Full story...
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