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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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Burgaw holds fourth annual N.C. Blueberry Festival

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videoIt was a packed day in one Pender County town. Fans of one fruit made the drive to Burgaw Saturday for the blues. The blueberry, that is. Full story...
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Pricey produce making it hard on farmers

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videoOne Pender County farmer says pricey produce is making it hard for farms to survive. Pig farmer Donald Hall said, "I've been raising hogs for about 16 years. It's not a hard job, you just need to keep up with what's going on." Full story...
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Some resdients disappointed after Burgaw annexation public meeting

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videoBurgaw Town Commissioners heard from Pender County residents tonight about the proposed annexation. Full story...
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Hoax bomb threat shuts down bridge

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A bomb threat brought traffic going onto Topsail Island to a standstill Thursday. Officials closed the Surf City Bridge around 11:30 Thursday morning. Full story...
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Proposal could cut funding to flood mapping programs

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videoState legislators are trying to reach a compromise regarding the state budget. One possibility would cut funding for flood mapping programs. The proposal reduces the number of people working to create flood zone maps in North Carolina. Full story...
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New Pender County dress code shot down

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Pender County students won't have to get a whole new wardrobe for the new school year. Full story...
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Burgaw residents speak out about a bigger town

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videoThe Pender County town of Burgaw is growing and a proposed annexation would make it even bigger, but some residents aren't happy about it. Full story...
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Future of Bible classes in Pender County uncertain

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Elective Bible classes in Pender County high schools face an uncertain future. The school board there has voted to review the status of the classes because the teachers aren't licensed to teach high school and they're not paid by the school system. Full story...
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Pender County men may be next American Inventors

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A Burgaw man has the chance to win one million dollars for inventing a new children's game. He's debuting his creation on ABC's American Inventor. Full story...
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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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