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Pender County News

Pender full of ponds and puddles

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videoThe water is receding and the clean-up effort is underway. When eight inches of water fall from the sky, there's not much we can do to stop it. Full story...
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A break in the case of a Hampstead murder

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There is a big break in Pender County's first murder of the year. Thursday, detectives released composite sketches of two people of interest in the death of Beverly Moore of Hampstead. Full story...
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Pender County School Board looking into evacuation plans

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The Pender County School Board is looking into its school emergency evacuation plan after complaints from Topsail High School parents. Thursday, a strange odor forced school officials to evacuate the building. Full story...
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Students dismissed after Hazmat situation at Topsail High School

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videoIt was a topsy turvy day at Topsail High. More than 1,000 students spent their day outside on the bleachers at the football field after they noticed a strange odor coming from a Spanish classroom. Full story...
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Pender county given recovery zone designation

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There is good news for growing business in Pender County. The county has been given a recovery zone designation, based on its high rates of unemployment, poverty and foreclosure. Full story...
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Second chance for some of those with misdemeanors in Pender County

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videoProsecutors in Pender County took an unprecedented step Wednesday to clear their caseload. It was Immunity Day at the Pender County Courthouse. People facing misdemeanor charges who missed their court date got kind of a "second chance". Full story...
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Pender County suspect turns self in after seeing sketch of himself

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A man turned himself in to Pender County law enforcement Tuesday after seeing a sketch of his face. A witness described a man he saw breaking into a home in Hampstead to a sketch artist. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Health looks to put a ban on smoking

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Folks in Pender County could soon be breathing a little easier if the Board of Health gets its way. The board has asked the county commission to consider a smoking ban on all county-owned property. Full story...
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Candidates for mayor of Burgaw discuss issues as race heats up

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videoElection Day is almost upon us, and the race for mayor is heating up in Burgaw. WWAY political reporter Kevin Wuzzardo introduces us to the incumbent and his challenger. Full story...
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Pender County Murder Suspect turns himself in

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A suspected murderer is in custody in Pender County. Ronnie Peddie turned himself in Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Pender County Sheriff's looking for man wanted in Tate murder

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A suspected Pender County murderer is on the run. Now authorities need your help finding him. Forty-nine-year-old Ronnie Eugene Peddie is wanted for murder and first degree burglary after... Full story...
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Family believes victim shot over long time dispute

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videoFamily members say a man walked into Harry Lee Tate's house Saturday night and put a gun to his daughter's head, asking for her father. When Tate appeared, the man shot him in the chest. Full story...
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Candidates field questions from Burgaw and Pender County residents

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Burgaw and Pender County residents had the chance to meet the candidates Thursday night. The three county commission hopefuls and the two mayoral candidates for Burgaw answered questions from constituents. Full story...
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Pender County residents push for more parks

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videoThere is a push for more playgrounds and parks in Pender County. A group of residents voiced their concerns at a commissioner’s meeting Monday. They say a much needed recreational area will help stem a rising crime rate and lower health risks. Full story...
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Middle schoolers encouraged to start planning for the future today

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videoPender County schools are making a focused effort to address the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students by encouraging all to plan for the future. Full story...
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