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Pender County News

What are local schools doing to protect students?

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The Columbine anniversary prompted us to take a closer look at what local school officials do to protect our students. Full story...
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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

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The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. Full story...
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Southeast NC population growing, despite unemployment numbers

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videoDespite the unemployment numbers, people are still moving to North Carolina. Though the growth rate has slowed a bit, new numbers from the US Census Bureau shows our piece of paradise is still a desirable place to live. Full story...
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Places to find free tax preparation help

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There are some places around town where folks can go to get help with tax preparations. Full story...
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SPARK training is helping local students become more active

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Dozens of P.E. teachers from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties were at UNCW Monday for SPARK training. The program teaches instructors new physical education activities... Full story...
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As temperatures dropped, black ice became an issue

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videoDespite the best efforts of road crews, black ice became an ever bigger challenge as the temperature dropped; and that meant accidents. Full story...
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What's Happening: November 28-30th

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videoThere are quite a few things to do this weekend that will help you work off that turkey, and put you in the holiday spirit at the same time. Full story...
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Governor Easley announces local counties will receive grant money

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Governor Easley announced Monday that Bladen, Columbus, and Pender counties will receive grant money to help low-income families repair their homes. Full story...
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Social service agencies looking to help those with financial needs

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videoThe tough economy is leading more and more people to seek financial help from social service agencies. Many people are losing their jobs and having to cut back hours, leaving some months behind on rent and utility payments. Full story...
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Local election boards still counting up final vote totals

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Local election boards have been working through out the day to count up all the final vote totals. Full story...
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Friday brought another large turnout for voting

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videoTomorrow is the last day of early-voting. Large turnouts at the polls have caused several counties to extend the deadline to meet the demand. With all the talk about the heavy turnout for this year's elections, many voters made sure they were prepared before getting in line. Full story...
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Candidates for the 18th House District Seat

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videoOn Tuesday, voters in parts of New Hanover and Pender counties will select a permanent representative for the 18th House District Seat formerly held by Thomas Wright. Full story...
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What's Happening: October 31st - November 2nd

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videoIt is a scary start to the weekend. Halloween is Friday night and there are plenty of places to take your little ghosts and goblins. Full story...
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Early voting numbers for Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties

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videoEarly voting began in North Carolina a little more than a week ago. New Hanover County has already exceeded the total number of early voters from the entire 2004 election, and surrounding counties have also been busy. Full story...
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What's Happening: October 17th - 19th

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videoDid someone say festival? The are numerous events going on this weekend in Pender and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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