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Pender County News

Inmate death investigated in Pender County

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The death of an inmate in Pender County is under state investigation and an internal review. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a detention officer making rounds found Zachary Bruns, 18, unresponsive. Full story...
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Pender County schools announce snow make-up days

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Pender County school officials decided on how to make up missed days because of the snow storm last week. The Pender County School board said schools will use a teacher workday, and two days of its spring break. Full story...
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Pender County man sentenced for child pornography

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A Pender County man is going away for child pornography. Today in Federal Court, a judge sentenced 58-year-old Bruce William Nott to 15 years in prison. Full story...
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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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videoCome May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate. Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience. Full story...
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Pender Co.'s Will Stewart to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan

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It looks like US Sen. Kay Hagan will have at least one rival in this May's Democratic primary in North Carolina. First-time political candidate Will Stewart of Pender County said Wednesday he plans to run against the first-term senator. Full story...
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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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Cousin of murder victim arrested for incident Sunday

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video A Burgaw man is behind bars for his involvement in a hostile crowd Sunday. We spoke with Marquis Jackson yesterday afternoon about the murder of his cousin before he was charged with inciting to riot. Full story...
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Burgaw police break up ruckus

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videoAccording to the Burgaw Police Department, officers responded to a call Sunday afternoon where they found a large crowd. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd but, the group refused to obey lawful orders. Full story...
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Surf City officer humble after helping save boy's life

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video Two police officers are credited with helping to save a child's life after he fell from a balcony this weekend. First responders say when they arrived on the scene the child was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. Full story...
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Man wanted in theft of presents

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videoA Rocky Point man is wanted in connection with the theft of a family's Christmas presents, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Thousands brave chill for annual Dolphin Dip

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videoThousands of people started 2014 off nice and refreshed by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean in Surf City at the 12th Annual Dolphin Dip. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man searches for his dog's killer

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videoA man is searching for the driver who killed his dog and nearly ran him over too during a Christmas evening walk. Full story...
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Pender County man charged with trying to kill wife

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videoA Burgaw Man is accused of trying to kill his wife. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says 51 year old Tommy Wayne Smith is charged with attempted 1st degree murder, assault by strangulation, 1st degree sexual offense, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Full story...
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Marine dies in skydiving accident

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video When Cherilyn McGraw won a skydiving trip on the Ellen DeGeneres Show it was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime for she and her husband, but unfortunately that dream trip turned into a nightmare when her husband tragically passed away. Full story...
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Hampstead couple killed in Arizona crash

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Authorities say two people from Hampstead have died after an accident in Glendale, AZ, Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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