Pender County News
Dad surprises family at baseball game
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:53pm.

videoTuesday night was a big night at Topsail High School. Master Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth Kampen surprised his children when he stepped out to throw the opening pitch at Tuesday evening's game.

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Wallace man charged with sex crimes against child he lived with
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:29am.

videoA Wallace man faces charges for sex crimes against a young boy who deputies say he lived with when the offenses happened. Pender County detectives say Carlos Martinez, 39, committed the crimes against the child, who is 4-years-old, on May 10, just a day before Mother's Day.

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Topsail High's electric vehicle program wins national championship again
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:06pm.

videoTopsail High School's electric vehicle class has won nearly 200 awards since 2001. Last month, students in the course were named national champions for the 11th year in a row.

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Teen charged, another sought for string of Burgaw car break-ins
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:52am.

Burgaw Police have arrested a teen and are looking for another in connection to more than a dozen car break-ins this spring.

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Facebook page may provide insight into alleged arsonist
Submitted by Chris Brown on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:08pm.

videoInvestigators say a man is in custody accused of setting a fire last night at a home with two people inside. Brandon Combs, 27, is in jail charged with arson and injury to real property. Tonight we're learning more about Combs's online personality.

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SURPRISE SQUAD: 'Relishing' free food at Paul's Place
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:54pm.

videoWWAY's Makenzi Henderson was at Paul's Place in Rocky Point. The restaurant is famous for its hot dogs and is a staple in the community. Many people said they've been going to Paul's Place for decades.

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New kind of Walmart store opens in Surf City
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:23am.

videoSurf City is now home to a new Walmart, but this Walmart is a little different than what you are probably used to. It's music to Walmart shoppers' ears in Pender County.

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Former church worker pleads guilty to embezzlement
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:06pm.

videoA woman charged earlier this year for stealing from the church where she used to work has pleaded guilty to the crimes. Gloria Hardee, 58, recently pleaded guilty in Pender County Court to three counts of embezzlement.

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PENDER COUNTY: Incumbent sheriff wins primary while redistricting prompts change
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:16am.

Pender County's top cop will have another chance at re-election. Redistricting for the Pender County Commission forced two sitting commissioners into the same district.

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ONLY ON 3: Topsail High student in competition for new handicap van
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:29am.

videoIt's mobility awareness month, and to celebrate the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away five brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles. One Topsail High School student is hoping to be a lucky winner!

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