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Pender County News

Burgaw man shot in confrontation, dog killed

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A Burgaw man was shot Monday afternoon during a confrontation with his neighbor, Burgaw Police Chief Montrina Sutton said. Full story...
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Deputies find man, woman passed out in car with engine running

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videoA man and woman are behind bars facing drug charges after deputies say they found the two passed out inside a car with the engine still running. Full story...
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Dispatch: Police investigating after man, dog shot at Burgaw home

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Pender County dispatchers say police are investigating after a man and a dog were shot at a Burgaw home yesterday. Full story...
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UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pender County

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting that happened in Pender County over the weekend. Sunday night and a trooper with Highway Patrol shot and killed Maynard Thomas, 67, after investigators say Thomas pointed pulled his gun on them. Full story...
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Pender Co. jail officer fired after arrest in Wilmington

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videoA Pender County Jail officer is out of a job after being arrested yesterday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender Co. sheriff candidate charged with DWI

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videoA candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own. Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving. Full story...
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Tanker carrying asphalt hits tractor mowing I-40 median

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videoA tractor-trailer carrying about 10,000 gallons of liquid asphalt collided with a tractor mowing a highway median this afternoon near mile marker 396 on Interstate 40 West, said Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins. Full story...
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Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in Hampstead midshipman's accident

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videoThe Worcester County, MD, Sheriff's Office says alcohol was a factor in the skateboarding accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Naval Academy midshipman from Pender County. Full story...
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Area's largest, oldest garden event this weekend at Poplar Grove Plantation

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videoPoplar Grove Plantation hosted the areas largest and longest running garden event this weekend. Folks came out to see the historic sites with their wagons in hand. Vendors and exhibits lined the walkway offering fresh displays and demonstrations. Full story...
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Former deputy guilty of tasing utility worker

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy accused of tasing a utility worker took the stand in his own defense in Burgaw this afternoon. It was not enough, though, as a judge found Reed Roberts guilty of simple assault. Full story...
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