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Dark days may be ahead for Pender County schools

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videoUntil area school districts get some answers from the state on possible budget cuts, administrators are preparing for the worst. That is just what they did in Pender County Monday night. Full story...
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Pender deputy demoted surrounding animal abuse cases

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Sergeant Michael Lewis was demoted after he helped rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Today, Sheriff Smith cited two other incidents where he claims Lewis took over animal abuse cases without informing animal control. Full story...
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Pender County prepares for possible budget cuts

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School leaders in Pender County have been working on a budget plan, preparing the county for an 11 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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Demotion of Pender County sheriff's deputy

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Pender County leaders plan to release information about the demotion of a sheriff's deputy. Sheriff Carson Smith demoted Sergeant Michael Lewis last month to deputy in connection with Lewis's role in helping rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Burgaw business, old and new

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videoHarrell's Retail Store has called Burgaw home since 1903. Since the store opened, Burgaw has seen some drastic changes. Plenty of businesses have come and gone, and the town's population has grown. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: The story of General Pender

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videoThis month our Cape Fear Pride series focuses on Burgaw, which is home to a monument dedicated to General Pender. David Ajeen of Burgaw Middle School tells the story. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Pender woman doesn't feel safe as a result of neighbor's dogs

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videoCharlotte Mahn is still recovering from a dog attack two weeks ago. While she was walking her dog around her Rocky Point neighborhood, she says a neighbor’s pit bull came after her. Full story...
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To tear down or fix up old Topsail High School?

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videoA piece of Pender County history may be coming down, or it could get a face-lift. The old Topsail High School built back in the 1920’s still stands and many want to keep it that way. Full story...
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Pender schools staring at cutbacks

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Financial strains at the state level could mean deep cuts for Pender County schools. The school district faces an eleven percent reduction in state funding, meaning the county would loose nearly four million dollars. Full story...
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Topsail High Wins 1-A East Baseball Title

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The Topsail High School baseball team beat Perquimans 17-5 Saturday night in Perquimans to advance to the NCHSAA 1A State Championship. Full story...
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Questions still surround Osprey

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Investigators and mechanics are still looking over the Marine Corps Osprey that put down in Pender County late last night. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine finds himself in Pender County Jail

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A Marine based at Camp Lejeune is in jail Thursday morning. The arrest is part of a joint investigation between the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and Topsail Beach Police. Full story...
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Business booming for many this Memorial Day weekend

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videoMany vacationers are trying to save money by cutting travel expenses this year, but for the beach businesses some budgeting has been a blessing in disguise. Full story...
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Leland man arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine

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The Pender County Sheriff Narcotics Unit arrested a man Thursday for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine. Full story...
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Pender County has its first State of the County Address

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videoThursday night folks got to size up life in Pender County. Commission Chair Jimmy Tate delivered Pender County's first ever State of the County Address. Community leaders and residents attended to hear where things stand, and where things are going. Full story...
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