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Pender County Sheriff's Office

UNCW employee charged for having child pornography

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video In August, the Pender County Sheriffs Office arrested and charged 41-year-old Harvey Darrell Porter with six counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor after child pornography was found on his computer. Full story...
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Man arrested for attempted murder

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videoA man is in jail in New Hanover County charged with trying to kill a woman. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says Rusty Randall, 29, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and other crimes. Full story...
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Two arrested after library break-in

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Two men are charged with a break-in at the Pender County Library in Hampstead. Full story...
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Two arrested, one wanted for string of Pender Co. break-ins

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two teens and are looking for another in a string of car break-ins in Hampstead. Investigators says the break-ins happened between July 20 and September 4. Full story...
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Detectives unsure what led to Maple Hill shooting

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video Investigators are searching for two people wanted for a shooting last night in Pender County. They're also trying to figure out why the victim from Onslow County was there to begin with. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender County shooting under investigation

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in Maple Hill this evening. Full story...
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Pender County man wanted for assault on a female, resisting arrest

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office needs help finding a wanted man. Jeremiah Joshua White, 31, is wanted for assault on a female, two counts of resisting a public officer, habitual misdemeanor assault and probation violation. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff says inmate commits suicide, investigation underway

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An investigation is underway after the Pender County Sheriff's Office says an inmate committed suicide this morning in the county's jail. Full story...
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Men charged with sex offense against mentally handicapped boy

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video Investigators are looking into two men accused of sexual offense against a mentally handicapped boy in Pender County. Sheriff's investigators say the 16-year-old boy visiting Hampstead for Easter was the victim of second-degree sexual offense. Full story...
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"Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Headlines

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videoAndy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the smooth transition with the sheriff's department taking over animal control. Full story...
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Pender deputy defends how animal shelter is run

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video We've reported before about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Now shelter volunteers are unhappy with the facility's management, and they blame the sheriff's deputy now in charge. Lt. Keith Ramsey says he's just following protocol. Full story...
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Sheriff's offices offer help as Bladen Co. mourns fallen deputy

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As sheriff's deputies in Bladen County go to a colleague's funeral tomorrow, sheriff's offices from surrounding counties will lend a helping hand. Full story...
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Woman accused of robbing a convenience store

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A woman is accused of robbing a Scotchman store in Maple Hill with a metal file. It happened around 4:00 a.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle

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video A Pender County family is searching for answers after the death of a brother and sister. Annie and Warren Gore were found dead in their homes in Willard Saturday after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Relatives say they might know where the disease came from. Full story...
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Brother and sister found dead in Willard, family says they died from the flu

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister from Willard. Their bodies were found off Highway 11 in Pender County Saturday evening. Full story...
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