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Pender County News

Weather halts Topsail parade

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The threat of raining on the parade was enough to lead Topsail Beach officials to cancel the annual event. Full story...
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Pender County woman to sing national anthem at UNCW game

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A Pender County woman has been chosen to sing the national anthem at Saturday night's Seahawk basketball game. Pearl Pollock has been living in Pender County for the past 26 years. Full story...
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Pender pets hoping for a home for the holidays

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videoThere is no place like home for the holidays, and that is exactly what the Pender County Animal Shelter is thinking. That is why it is allowing you to adopt a cat or dog for free Saturday - sort of. Full story...
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Local mom questions recent crib recall

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videoWhen you put your kids to bed at night, you want to know they are safe. But after the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than two million cribs, parents are beginning to wonder. Full story...
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Faulty carport causes headaches

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videoA New Jersey couple buys a home in Burgaw, with plans to open their own business. Sounds like the American dream, but the Chomiczewskis say, that dream was shattered when the steel building they paid thousands of dollars for, turned out to be a bust. Full story...
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Get rid of old electronics at Rocky Point Saturday

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Looking to get rid of old electronics? Rocky Point will be the place to be Saturday. Pender County will be collecting any, and all electronic devices tomorrow at the Rocky Point Medical Pavilion. Full story...
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$10,000 reward offered in Hampstead murder

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the murder of Hampstead resident Beverly Moore. Moore was found dead in her home in late September. Full story...
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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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