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Pender County News

Pender County woman charged with animal cruelty

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A Pender County woman charged with animal cruelty had her court case continued Tuesday. Anita Hewett was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty last month by the Columbus County Animal Cruelty investigator. Full story...
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Pender County announces new superintendent

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School starts in less than a week and Pender County has just named a new superintendent. This comes less than 24 hours after the former superintendent resigned. Ted Kaniuka abruptly resigned Sunday night. Monday night the school board announced his replacement. Allison Sholar is the new school superintendent for Pender County. Full story...
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Pender County Superintendent resigns

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Just two weeks before the start of classes Pender County Schools Superintendent Ted Kaniuka has resigned. Full story...
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More Pender County parents to get Computer Cop software

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More Pender County parents will soon get computer software that can help protect their kids from online predators. Full story...
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Pender County processes 1,000 traffic violations in one hour

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videoPender County court administrators had a record-breaking day Wednesday. It took prosecutors just one hour to handle more than 1,000 minor traffic violation cases. Many of the cases involved infractions like speeding, driving without a license or not having a registration. Full story...
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Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

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Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom. Full story...
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Hampstead to vote on incorporation

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Hampstead voters will finally get the chance to decide for themselves whether to incorporate. Wednesday state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which allows for a referendum in the Pender County community. Full story...
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Illegal aliens arrested on cocaine trafficking charges

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Pender County deputies have busted two illegal aliens on cocaine trafficking charges. Alejandro Hernandez-Garcia and Luis Escobido Gonzales face a litany of felony counts. Full story...
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Virginia teen pleads guilty to MySpace-related sex charges

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A Virginia teen who started a romance with an underage Pender County girl on MySpace plead guilty to sex charges today. Full story...
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Teen bitten by shark a day after woman attacked on NC coast

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There appears to have been another shark attack on North Carolina's coast. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society raising funds for new home

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With the help of an anonymous donor, the Pender County Humane Society is planning to build a new home. But the effort needs your help. Full story...
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Burgaw votes to annex surrounding area

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One Pender County town is about to get a little larger. Last week the Burgaw Board of Commissioners voted to annex a surrounding area. But some residents say they're still not on-board. Full story...
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Girls All-Star softball team heads to their World Series

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videoThe Burgaw Angel All-Stars, a softball team for nine- and ten-year-old girls, will play in their World Series in Texas. Full story...
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Man runs around the country, passes through our area

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A man is running thousands of miles around the perimeter of the country and he passed through our area today. Full story...
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Surf City Post Office to shut down

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videoNot rain nor sleet nor hail nor dark of night, so the saying goes, will deter the delivery of the mail. But in Surf City, could there be a problem at the post office? Full story...
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