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Pender County News

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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Two men arrested, accused of manufacturing meth

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videoTwo men were arrested and charged for manufacturing meth. Full story...
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Topsail Beach homeowners facing flood insurance hike

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More than 17,000 North Carolina property owners with federal flood insurance face sharp premium increases as the government works to get the flood program back in the black. Full story...
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Pender superintendent denies commissioner's claims she ignored him

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videoPender County Schools Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb says she is not ignoring County Commissioner Jimmy Tate's request for a meeting to discuss education. But Tate says Cobb is giving him the cold shoulder. Full story...
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Walmart wins permit to begin building Burgaw store

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A Walmart will be coming to Burgaw. Town commissioners Tuesday night approved a conditional-use permit to allow Walmart to build a nearly 70,000-square-foot store, gas station and convenience store off of NC 53. Full story...
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Tate, supporters voice concerns with Pender Co. Schools leadership

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video A Pender County commissioner is at odds with the superintendent of schools, and it appears he’s not alone in his fight. Full story...
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Pender County man faces child sex charges

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday for sex crimes against a child. Full story...
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Pender County gives new life to old Topsail High School

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video The old Topsail High School will breathe new life after Pender County commissioners today broke ground on renovations to make it the home of Pender County's Eastern Annex Building. Full story...
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A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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Local child is 1 of 6 kids living in NC with an adult pacemaker

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videoRiley is a 4th grade student. At a glance, she looks just like any other health, happy child. But it's what's inside that makes her different. Riley has an adult pacemaker. Now she wants to help others. Full story...
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Pender Co. looks for new site for jail after Burgaw blocks plan

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videoPender County is looking for a new location for a jail after Burgaw commissioners last night voted down the county's request to rezone some land. The county was under contract to purchase 34 acres along US 117 in Burgaw. Now it's back to the drawing board. Full story...
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Wallace man charged with raping Pender Co. teen

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Pender County investigators have charged a Wallace man with statutory rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged Dustin Dewayne Raynor, 21, Monday. Full story...
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