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Pender County News

US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season

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US government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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Brunswick & Pender both claim Dixie titles

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Two different teams from the Cape Fear region are celebrating a Dixie Youth World Series title. The Burgaw Ponytails won a softball championship. The Brunswick 14 year old baseball team won a baseball championship. Full story...
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Some prepare for possible storm, but no panic

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video Our storm track three meteorologists have been telling us all week about the storm that may head toward the Cape Fear Coast this weekend. Although the storm may stay far off shore, some folks say it's better to be safe than sorry. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Horse camp owner to refund money, offer kids free day

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A horse camp owner now says she'll refund money to two families after she moved her camp. This is an update to a story you saw ONLY ON 3. Full story...
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Volunteers try to protect sea turtle nests from predators searching for meal

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video Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim, suspect's family tell different stories of Friday shooting near UNCW

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videoOne gun. One shot. One arrest. But two different stories. Friday afternoon's shooting near the UNCW campus left 42-year-old David Carroll with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, but it's what led up to the shooting that is in question. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families want money back from horse camp that moved

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videoTwo families say their kids were giddy about going to horse camp this summer when their plans came to a screeching halt. Because of a sudden change in location, the neighbors say carpooling wouldn't even change the distance problem. Now, they say they just want their money back. Full story...
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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month

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videoThe Juniper Road Fire in Pender County is close to being 100 percent contained. The NC Forest Service just passed command of the fire to the local office in Whiteville; a move made possible by improved containment and fewer crews fighting the fire. Full story...
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Burgaw business hoping to rise from the ashes after fire

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videoSeventeen workers are trying to figure out what they'll do next after a fire yesterday in Burgaw. The fire at Coastal Instruments and Electronics caused the roof to collapse. Full story...
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