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Pender County News

Former interim superintendent leaving Pender Co. Schools

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An administrator who once led Pender County Schools on an interim basis is leaving the school district. This week the Pender County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Assistant Superintendent Rachel Manning. Full story...
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Man sentenced to at least 12 years in fatal crash

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An Atkinson man pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a fatal October rollover accident police say happened when he grabbed the steering wheel during a domestic dispute as his girlfriend was driving. Full story...
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New police chief, weekend happenings in Pender Co.

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Pender-Topsail Post & Voice Editor Andy Pettigrew stopped by Good Morning Carolina to give the scoop on all the news in Pender County this week.video Full story...
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Guilty pleas close two 2011 Pender Co. murder cases

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videoThe district attorney says a pair of Pender County murder cases should be closed this afternoon, when the suspects return to court. Full story...
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Burgaw police chief retires

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videoBurgaw said goodbye to Police Chief Bill King, who retired today. The town celebrated his career during a luncheon at the fire station. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Hops of Spring Beer Festival

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video George Elliott gives us a preview of what to expect at Surf City's Hops of Spring Beer Festival. Full story...
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Pender Co. family says son bullied, beaten at school

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video A Pender County man says his six-year-old stepson has been the target of constant bullying for months and the school and the school district are not doing anything to help. Full story...
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Homeowner charged with setting fire that destroyed house

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies have charged the owner of home destroyed by fire last night with setting the blaze. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest made for Pender County fire

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videoA man is homeless tonight after a fire destroyed his Rocky Point mobile home. Full story...
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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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