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Pender County News

Pender High holds massive reunion to help classmates keep in touch

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Many of us have attended a class reunion of some sort, but this weekend one local high school welcomed more than thirty classes back to school. Full story...
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Rural areas still waiting for broadband

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videoFederal government is divvying out $7.2 billion in the coming weeks to extend broadband in rural areas across the U.S. The problem is, the government needs four times that amount to cover everyone who's asking for high-speed internet. Full story...
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Fund set up for accident victim's children

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A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the woman killed in an accident on the side of I-40 earlier this week. Full story...
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Fuel tank falls off helicopter and falls into ocean in Surf City

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Surf City fire officials say a fuel tank fell off a helicopter and into the ocean. They suspect the tank had between one to two hundred gallons of fuel in it. Full story...
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YMCA to head up Pender after school programs

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Working parents in Pender County can now leave their kids in the hands of the YMCA. The Wilmington’s Family YMCA is now heading up Pender County's after school programs after coming in as the low bidder for the district. Full story...
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New look for new year at Pender schools

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videoIt was back to school in Pender County Wednesday and some newly renovated schools should alleviate the county's overcrowding problem. Full story...
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Pender County sees rise in student numbers, while hiring freeze stays

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Even with the school year about to start next week, board members in Pender County are still crunching the budget to save jobs. Eleven teacher assistant positions and a number of teaching positions are still vacant due to a hiring freeze. Full story...
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Despite budget concerns, Pender County teachers ready for school year

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Even with budget concerns on their minds, teachers and staff kicked off the new school year. Hundreds of educators gathered to ring in the year with a celebration at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Teaching assistants left out of Pender budget

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There will be some noticeable absences when Pender County Schools start up next week. The school district does not yet have a finalized budget, but School Board Chair Tom Roper said TAs currently are not budgeted for. Full story...
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Pender County looks for new boat ramp location

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Pender County is back to square one when it comes to building a new public boat ramp. Commissioners had until July 31st to use a $3 million grant from the state. Full story...
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Lawmakers put together measures to help those with diabetes

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videoFor most, being diagnosed with diabetes can be a tough pill to swallow. Thousands across the state battle the disease and lawmakers are trying to help. Full story...
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Pender County residents say no to public boat ramp

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Pender County has $3.8 million in grant money from the state for a public boat ramp. Most everyone agrees the area needs one. It is just a matter of where. Residents at one spot are determined not to have a public boat ramp in their neighborhood. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society opens new shelter

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videoThe Pender County Humane Society has a new permanent home after seven months in a temporary location. The new building is full of bells and whistles for cats and dogs that are up for adoption. Full story...
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Investigation lands detention officer in jail

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A Pender County Sheriff's Office investigation has ended with the arrest of a detention officer. Thirty-three-year-old Sherwood Anthony Pickett faces multiple charges, including extortion and solicitation for crimes against nature. Full story...
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Non-profit group helps animals at Pender County shelter

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videoA group called, Friends of the Pender County Animal Shelter, is one step away from being the county's newest non-profit. The group formed early this year and as WWAY's John Rendleman reports, it helps fill in the gaps the county can not provide. Full story...
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