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Pender County News

POLICE: Missing USMC Vet from Hampstead found dead

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a Marine, believed to be missing, has been found dead. They say his death is not suspicious. Full story...
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Former President and Treasurer of Topsail Baseball Club charged with embezzlement

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video A former President and Treasurer, Thomas Dematteo, of the Topsail Baseball Club is charged with embezzlement. Full story...
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Surf City fireworks cause island fire

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video Fireworks caused a fire on a dredge island in the intracoastal water near Surf City Friday evening. Full story...
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Pender Co. man pleads guilty to running meth lab

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videoA Pender County man will spend about five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a meth lab. Full story...
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Combination classes helping Pender Co. teacher shortage

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videoMulti-age classrooms are a new experience for some students and parents, but even though it's new to them it's nothing new to the school system. Pender county school South Topsail Elementary surprised one mom at open house telling her, her daughter would be with first and second graders in the same classroom. Full story...
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Currie neighbors say the county needs to help

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Pender County neighborhood still faces flooding problems. Neighbors say they are tired of "excuses" from the county. Full story...
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Pender Co. woman still jailed on DWI charges, case continued

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videoThe Pender County woman police say hit and killed a two-year-old boy last month is still in jail on unrelated DWI charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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Families pick up pieces after weekend flooding, sinkholes in Hampstead

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video Flooding caused big problems for many people across the Cape Fear this weekend. That was the case especially for some in Pender County, where the rain flooded both cars and homes in Hampstead. Today neighbors are trying to figure out if and when the problems can be fixed. Full story...
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Sisters giving back for cancer

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videoAfter two sisters competed in a Relay for Life pageant, they told their mom, it was time to give back. Full story...
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Extreme flooding in Hampstead causes sinkhole

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video When it rains, it pours. A flood warning was in effect for Pender County Saturday afternoon that created more than just wet roads. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl

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videoLast month a man who claimed he was dying of terminal cancer was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Now a Wallace woman is also behind bars for sex crimes with the same victim. Full story...
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Currie neighbors say flooded lake a big problem

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videoIt's a small lake, but it's causing some big problems for neighbors in Pender County. They say their beautiful front lawn has turned into a swamp. Full story...
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DA: "She is to be commended for her bravery"

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After more than two years in the court system, a domestic sexual abuse case came to a close Thursday. A Burgaw man pleaded guilty in Pender County Superior Court to sex and weapons charges stemming from an April 14, 2012, incident at his house on Highway 52 East. All this is according to a news release from District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD perks up Pender shoppers

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videoOur Surprise Squad was out and about again today. This time, we're making the day of some unsuspecting people at the Hampstead Food Lion. Full story...
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