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Pender County News

20 endangered sea turtles released

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Emaciated, sickly and near death -- that's how sea turtles arrive at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital. They usually leave healthy and ready for a chance at a new life. Full story...
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Pender County adding voting precincts

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Long lines at the voting booths in Pender County during the last presidential election has brought about some changes. You may be voting elsewhere: Elections officials say back in 2004 some county residents had to wait more than four hours to cast their ballot. Full story...
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Hampstead fire department asking for tax increase

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The Hampstead Fire Department Board of Directors is asking the Pender County Commissioners to approve a district wide 25 percent tax increase. Full story...
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Man steals university landscaping truck, flees police

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Police say a local man is very lucky to be alive tonight after a vehicle chase and crash. UNCW Police say 24-year-old Gary Henderson Jr. stole a landscaping truck from the university this morning. Full story...
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Firefighters challenged by Pender County blaze

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The Pender County wildfire is still getting the better of firefighters. The state forestry department has been strategizing tonight about how best to attack the fire now. Full story...
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600-plus acre blaze burns in Pender County

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Another blaze continues to burn in Pender County. This fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon, scorching hundreds of acres. It's more than 600 acres and counting. The Forest Service says crews are making slow progress because of weather conditions and don't know when it'll be out. Full story...
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Pender County wildfire burns into the night

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Firefighters continue battling a big blaze in Pender County tonight. This one has chewed more than 600 acres and the cause is curious at best. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital going smoke free

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Effective November 15, all tobacco products will be banned from the hospital campus. Full story...
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Pender County School Board drops Bible classes

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The Pender County School Board is making some big changes to its curriculum. Full story...
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Erosion from storms threatens N.C. beaches

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The coastal storm churning the ocean along North Carolina's southern coast has left some beaches badly eroded. And dozens of oceanfront buildings are now at risk. Full story...
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Taxpayers to pay thousands for Pender County brush fire

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It looks like tax payers are going to shell out the thousands of dollars it cost to put out a Pender County brush fire started by two men. Full story...
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Controlled burn in Pender County rages out of control

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Despite massive water drops from the air, the Pender County wild fire continues to burn off Highway 210. Full story...
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Businesses, schools closed after water main breaks

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Dozens of businesses closed, classes in four schools canceled and hundreds of residents without water. That was the scene in Pender County Thursday after a water main break in Rocky Point. Full story...
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