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Pender County News

Budget concerns for Pender school district

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videoOur state's financial woes are having a trickle down effect on local school districts. Many districts are having to tighten their belts with a probable cut in state funding looming. School board members in Pender County are now looking at options if tough decisions have to be made. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital receives major funding

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Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden was in Duplin County where a small rural health clinic received major funding from the federal government. Thursday, Pender Memorial Hospital announced it is getting $75,000 for upgrades. Full story...
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NC county leaders win case at US Supreme Court

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The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Pender County commissioners who sued the state of North Carolina over redistricting. Full story...
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Plane makes emergency landing in Burgaw back yard

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videoJust after 1 o'clock Thursday, a single engine plane went down in a family’s backyard off John Humphrey Road near Stag Air Park in Burgaw. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society and Pender County to sever ties

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videoBack in July, the Pender County Health Department and the Topsail Humane Society agreed the humane society would take over operations of the county animal shelter. But with a tight county budget, the humane society said there is just not enough money to cover costs. Full story...
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Decorate your home while helping animals

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How would you like to dress up your home with some fine art and help a good cause in the process? Full story...
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Man found guilty for undersized flounder

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videoA Pender County jury had to decide the case of the undersized flounder on Thursday. James Jones, a commercial fisherman for twenty-five years, was on trial for catching an undersized flounder. Full story...
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Moore's Creek anniversary attracts visitors

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History came to life today in Pender County. This weekend marks the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. Full story...
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Pender Early College students are teaching Spanish to Burgaw Police

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Some young teachers in Pender County are trying to break the language barriers law enforcement officers sometimes face. Full story...
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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. Full story...
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Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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Pender County hit and run brings up issue of speed limit

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Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident. Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene. Full story...
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Pender joins lawsuit against insurance hike

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Another county from our area is joining in the fight against a huge hike in homeowners’ insurance rates. The lawsuit is opposing a 30 percent homeowners insurance increase for coastal homeowners, which was recently approved by the North Carolina insurance commission. Full story...
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Last redistricting meeting for Pender County

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Tuesday night parents of Pender County students will have their last chance to voice concerns about redistricting. Full story...
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Atkinson re-examining new water system

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videoSkyrocketing construction costs put a halt on plans for a new water system in Pender County, and now the town of Atkinson is going back to the drawing board. Full story...
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