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UPDATE: Pender Co. father, daughter arrested for incest

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videoS Marshalls arrested a Pender County couple this morning in Hampstead on incest charges, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Robert Lee Earley Jr. is charged with incest, statutory rape and child abuse. Full story...
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Driver charged with second DWI in two weeks after hitting car, store

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videoA Pender County man is behind bars after his second drunk driving arrest in two weeks. This time investigators say John Paulson's actions sent two people to the hospital and caused significant damage to a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Community speaks out about new NCDOT Hampstead bypass plan

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videoA revised plan for the Highway 17 bypass project has some people concerned. The NC Department of Transportation says the new interchange will help with excess traffic. But neighbors say it's a waste of money, and they want to keep the area preserved. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police release name of Topsail Beach drowning victim

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videoA Pender County woman is dead after witnesses say she went under in waters up to her neck at Topsail Beach Monday morning. Topsail Beach police say the rescue call for help came in just before noon, but it was already too late to save the swimmer. Full story...
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'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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Star News: Pender deputies search for armed man

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video The Star News reports, authorities were searching for a man armed with a shotgun near Paul's Place in Rocky Point Tuesday night. Full story...
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Friends, family remember drowning victim

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videoA woman drowned while swimming with her lifelong friend in Topsail Beach. Now, friends and family members are trying to make sense of what happened to the former Assistant Town Clerk they knew and loved. Full story...
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One child in hospital after crash near Surf City

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videoOne car flipped on its side during a crash at the intersection of Highway 17 and US 210 near Surf City. Surf city police a child had to go to the hospital because of the accident. Everyone else walked away from the crash unhurt. Full story...
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Topsail Beach Police Chief tells WWAY, "I don't do 24/7."

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When news happens after 5:00 p.m. in Topsail Beach, don't expect to hear about it until hours later. Full story...

Jean Beasley wins Ocean Hero Award

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The woman who founded a hospital for sea turtles in Pender County has won another award for her dedication. Jean Beasley has been named the winner of the 2013 Ocean Hero Award by the environmental group Oceana. Full story...
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Pender Co. horse dies of EEE

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videoThe Pender County Health Department says a four-year-old miniature stallion has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It's the third case of EEE reported in North Carolina so far this year and second case reported in our area. Full story...
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Victim's son says fight over money for house led to Pender murder-suicide

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videoA Pender County woman is dead, and so is the man investigators say killed her. The call originally came in as a house fire, but when responders arrived to the home on Little Kelly Road in Rocky Point last night, they found the body of Myrle Carr inside. Full story...
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StarNews: Pender County man wanted for questioning

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videoA man is wanted for questioning about a murder in Pender County on Wednesday. Full story...
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Owner goes to extreme lengths to find missing dog

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videoAn owner’s love for her missing dog has carried her the last six months and inspired her to go to great lengths to bring him home. Homer, a 5-year-old pup went missing in Rocky Point after he was spooked by the noise of near-by fireworks. Full story...
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This week's 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' headlines

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video Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Editor Andy Pettigrew sat down with Good Morning Carolina anchor Randy Aldridge to talk about the week's headlines. Full story...
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