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Pender County News

Topsail HS students win electric car competition again

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video The Topsail High School Electric Vehicle Team won first place in the electric vehicle challenge for the 10th year in a row. The competition is between schools nationwide. Full story...
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Pender Co. man charged after woman claims he beat, strangled her in Myrtle Beach

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A Pender County man is in jail in South Carolina accused of assaulting a woman as she slept. A Myrtle Beach Police Department reports say Joseph Michael Wildenmann, 32, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. Full story...
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Reef balls make a lasting legacy

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video People gathered to help guarentee lost loved ones a lasting legacy in North Carolina waters. Eternal Reefs mixes the remains into a concrete ball and then families place them in the ocean. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alabama murder has ties to Wilmington

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videoA Camp Lejeune marine and his girlfriend are both behind bars after being accused of murder. Marquis Cheatham, 23, and Dominique Atkinson, 21, are accused of killing Cheatham's wife Ashley during a trip to Alabama. Full story...
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Relay for Life team members say community support means more than money

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videoNorth Carolina is no stranger to Relay for Life events, but this weekend, organizers in Pender County decided to change spice things up. Full story...
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Pender Co. principal named best in state

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary's principal is getting statewide recognition. AnnaMaria Romero-Lehrer is the North Carolina Association of Educators' Principal of the Year. Full story...
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Pender Commissioners don't approve animal shelter security cameras

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video Pender County leaders say they have been working for months to get security cameras installed at the animal shelter. They say most of the buildings that are county-owned have these types of camera. Full story...
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Pender animal shelter passes re-inspection

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video Last week the Pender County animal shelter was the point of allegations. Two weeks ago, inspectors found animals not being properly cared for but those problems seemed to be corrected. The shelter passed a re-inspection Monday. Full story...
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Pender County leaders taking action into animal shelter

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video Pender County authorities say they are taking action and looking into the complaints that were made about the animal shelter Monday night. They plan to make major changes to help safeguard against similar problems down the road. Full story...
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McIntyre announces $310,032 in federal funds for Surf City Volunteer Fire Department

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Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday that the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has received $310,032 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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Pender County animal shelter fails inspection report

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video Complaints are mounting about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Allegations include theft of county property, misuse of donated materials, abuse of animals and other misconduct. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender sheriff discusses deputy's DWI charge

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videoAfter firing a deputy involved in an alleged drunk driving crash yesterday, Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith wants to make sure nothing like that happens again. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 AND THE POST & VOICE: Accusations of misconduct at Pender Animal Shelter

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video Strong accusations of misconduct by Pender County Animal Shelter employees were brought before county commissioners Monday. A group of shelter volunteers, lead by Greg Campbell of Hampstead, brought allegations of theft of county property, misuse of materials donated to the shelter, abuse of animals, and other misconduct. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Investigators say Pender Co. deputy was drunk before wrecking car

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video A Pender County Sheriff's deputy is out of a job after being charged with DWI after a car crash in Onslow County this morning. Full story...
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Former Hampstead fire chief charged with shooting wife, stealing truck

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videoA former chief of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department is charged with shooting his wife in the leg and stealing his neighbor's truck. Full story...
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