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Pender County News

UPDATE: Leland man dies after being pinned between burning vehicles on I-40

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videoOne person is dead after being pinned between two burning vehicles and two others hurt after a crash last night on I-40 in Pender County. Full story...
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Arthur doesn't stop fishing tournament

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video The 6th Annual Children's Fishing Competition in Surf City went off Friday afternoon without a hitch. Full story...
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Funnel clouds spotted, home catches fire from lightning in Pender Co. during Hurricane Arthur

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Pender County Emergency officials say there were no reports of significant damage when Hurricane Arthur swept through the area, despite a tornado touching down and a lightning strike sparking flames at a home there. Full story...
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Red Cross opens shelter at Burgaw Middle School

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The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Burgaw Middle School at 500 S. Wright St. in Burgaw. The shelter, which opened at 2 p.m., is pet friendly. Full story...
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School board to hold Penderlea public hearing

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videoThe Pender County School board decided Thursday night to hold a public hearing on Penderlea School. Full story...
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Penderlea families worried about losing community school

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video Changes could be coming for a Pender County School, and many families affected are not happy. Those families say moving sixth through eighth grades out of Penderlea School is a bad idea. Full story...
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Car crash briefly shuts down Interstate 40

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The Westbound lane of I-40 was briefly shut down Monday afternoon after a traffic accident. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girlfriend disgusted, officers cleared in Hampstead shooting death

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videoThe District Attorney says a state trooper had a right to defend himself when he shot and killed a Hampstead man in April. Now a woman who says the man killed, Maynard Thomas, was the love of his life is speaking out. Full story...
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Big crowd turns out for 11th annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival

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videoPender County held the 11th annual blueberry festival this weekend. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD brightens homes in Burgaw

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videoThanks to a generous donation from Perry's Emporium, we're trying to do things that really matter to some people. It's not the time of year to have your AC shut off, so we head to Four County Electric in Burgaw for today's Surprise Squad. Full story...
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