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Pender County News

Pender animals rescued, three people charged with animal cruelty

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videoThree people in Pender County face ten counts of animal cruelty after ten horses, along with eight dogs, were rescued from a Hampstead barn Thursday. Full story...
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Furtal raises money for Pender schools

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videoIn this down economy, many schools are facing severe budget cuts. A Wilmington technology company has come up with an innovative way to generate revenue for schools and their surrounding community. Full story...
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Pender County offers unique scenic viewpoints for Provinces of Night

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videoFrom a scenic viewpoint, our area has a lot to offer. When it came time to film the new movie, Provinces of Night, rural Pender County is just what filmmakers were looking for. Full story...
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Pender grads earn diploma and associate degree as well

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Some students in Pender County are graduating high school with more than just a diploma. They're also leaving with an associate's degree. Pender Early College High School is making this a possibility. Full story...
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Shooting Provinces of Night in Pender County

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videoKris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, and Dwight Yoakam; those are just some of the A-list names who are bringing a southern gothic novel to life, right here in our own backyard. Full story...
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Bomb threat at Pender County school

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Students in Pender County were dismissed early Tuesday, following a bomb threat. Faculty, students and administration were evacuated from Heide Trask High School around 1:00 this afternoon. Full story...
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Lawsuit filed against Pender County boat ramp purchase

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead may be on hold. Members of a homeowners association have filed a lawsuit. Full story...
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Illegal immigrants guilty of sex offenses

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Guilty pleas Wednesday for two illegal immigrants, charged with sex offenses in Pender County. Full story...
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Opt-out policy for school districts that use corporal punishment

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The State House of Representatives wants school districts that use corporal punishment to provide an opt-out policy to parents. The legislation cleared the House Monday. Full story...
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Ice skating to help Pender County's Relay for Life

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The beautiful and very warm weather this weekend caused some to chose a cooler past time - ice skating. Full story...
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Pender County residents proud of their family tree

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videoThere is a new title holder in Pender County. It has been around for more than 150 years, but just recently earned state champion recognition. Full story...
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Pender County sherrif's want man accused of kidnapping, sexual offenses

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help locating a man charged with kidnapping and sex offenses involving an 11-year-old girl. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society finds homes for pets, won't close without a fight

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videoThe property, once leased by the society, was recently sold, so the animals found a new home in Hampstead. The problem is, the county says this violates zoning laws, since the makeshift shelter is in a residential neighborhood on Lewis Road. Full story...
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School board agrees to close Pender Success Academy

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Students who attend an alternative school in Pender County will be attending different schools next year. The school board in Pender County has agreed to close Pender Success Academy. Full story...
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Topsail Humane Society closing Friday

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After some recent zoning disputes with the county, the Topsail Humane Society is going to shut down. Director Kathy Lewis said the county notified her early this week that the shelter is in violation of zoning laws. On Thursday, she told WWAY that she is tired of fighting to provide a free service for the county. Full story...
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