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Pender County News

'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' Headlines

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The 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' editor Andy Pettigrew sat down with Good Morning Carolina anchor Randy Aldridge to talk about the week's headlines.video Full story...
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NOAA Slightly Ups its Hurricane Season Forecast

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NOAA now forecasts 12-17 named storms for the 2012 season, with 6-8 becoming hurricanes. So far, 6 named storms have formed in the Atlantic. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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NASA experiment may be visible in the Cape Fear

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Skywatchers in Wilmington and along the East Coast may be able to see a NASA experiment that will launch a series of rockets to learn more about the little-understood jet stream winds that circle the Earth at the edge of space. Full story...
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National Signing Day: Rayner signs with Duke; Topsail's Thomas is first player for Charlotte

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video Want to know where the local players will be playing college football later this year? Want to know how Duke, ECU, UNC, NC State, Charlotte, Wake Forest & Coastal Carolina fared on national letter of intent signing day? Full story...
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D.J. Mason signs with Campbell Camels

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West Bladen senior basketball standout D.J. Mason signed with the Campbell Camels on Thursday. Topsail High School had two softball players sign national letter of intents as well. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Strong storms headed our way

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Two powerful weather systems will make for one stormy night here in southeastern North Carolina. Stay tuned to WWAY News on-air and online for all the latest. Full story...
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Shrine bowl roster announced for NC team

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Southeastern North Carolina has representation in December's NC-SC Shrine Bowl. The roster was released on Thursday afternoon for this high school football all-star clash. Full story...
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5th Quarter - week 8 high school preview

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video Week number eight of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of Friday's action. It's highlighted by three games in Wilmington. Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover will all be playing at home. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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Burgaw teams dominate state championship week for Dixie Youth softball tournament

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video The state championship for Dixie Youth softball concluded in New Hanover County on Wednesday. Want to see the winning teams? Want to see a few celebrations? We've got it. Full story...
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Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team falls short in the finals of Myrtle Beach AAU tournament

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video Wilmington has an all-star AAU basketball team. They're a strong squad, but they couldn't keep up with another team from North Carolina on Tuesday, a team that has players committed to both Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Full story...
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Big Shots AAU basketball tourney in Myrtle Beach brings out big name college coaches

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video July is one of the few months college basketball coaches can watch high school basketball players in person. Loads of college coaches watched the hoops action in Myrtle Beach on Thursday. WWAY was there to see the coaches watch the Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team that is based out of Wilmington. Full story...
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Smoke, fog to stick around till afternoon

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A dense smoke advisory is in effect for our area until 11 a.m. The smoke from the Juniper Road Fire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land has combined with fog to reduce visibility significantly. Full story...
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Hagan brings listening tour to Wilmington, to make other stops in area

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Sen. Kay Hagan brings her budget listening tour and "Conversations with Kay" to southeastern North Carolina next week. Full story...
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