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Pender County News

Death of Hampstead woman investigated as homicide

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Autopsy results of the Hampstead woman found dead in her home show she was sexually assaulted. Fifty-two-year-old Beverly Moore was found dead in the bathtub of her home, on Sloop Point Road, Sunday night. Full story...
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Hampstead enjoys Spot Festival

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Hampstead was the spot to be this weekend as the seafood community celebrated the 46th Annual Spot Festival. Full story...
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Pender County Correctional Institution helps dogs find homes

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videoSome Pender County prisoners are taking part in a New Leash on Life. Inmates spent the past eight weeks training homeless dogs that a local animal shelter rescued. Full story...
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New shopping plaza in Surf City underway

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videoDevelopers and town officials broke ground on Surf City Crossing Monday. The 70,000 square foot shopping center isn't set to open till late next year, but excitement around the complex is already building. Full story...
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Pender County student faces serious charges after sexting incident

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

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About a year ago, we told you about a Pender County man who was charged with statutory sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Rain water lingers in Surf City

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videoSome roadways still had standing water in Surf City on Tuesday. That's because six to nine inches of rain fell yesterday, which is a lot of water to handle in a short period of time. Full story...
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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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