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Pender County News

Local pre-schoolers understand the true meaning of Christmas

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videoIt is easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays, especially for young children. Pre-schoolers in Hampstead got a chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas Wednesday. Full story...
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Pender narrows search for tourism director to five

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videoPender County leaders say there is more to southeastern North Carolina than the beach, which is why they're looking for a new county tourism director. Full story...
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School is back is session at Malpass Elementary

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videoThe sign in front of Malpass Corner Elementary School said it all, welcoming students back Monday, nine days after investigators say a 10-year-old student set a fire in a boy's bathroom. Full story...
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Topsail students, parents, and faculty ready for new high school

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videoPender county schools have been coping with an issue of overcrowding for quite some time now, but one high school is getting some breathing room. Full story...
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Pender officials looking for armed robbers

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On November 23rd, police say four men robbed Your Convenience Store off Highway 421 in Burgaw. They're now looking for Daniel Rodriguez, Axel Contreras and Humbarto Diaz. Full story...
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Schools in Pender County have redistricting plans

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Schools in Pender County will finally get some relief to cramped classrooms when a new elementary school opens. Full story...
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Malpass students to miss Christmas break

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videoThe holiday break for some Pender County students will not be as long as many hoped for. Full story...
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Malpass Corner make up days approved

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videoThe upcoming holiday break will be cut short for Malpass Corner Elementary School students. They have nine days to make up after a fire closed the school last week. Full story...
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Malpass students out until next Monday

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videoDenise Malpass shares more than a name with the school; her son is a first grader at the closed facility. She says the school closing has been terrible timing. "You got to get a baby sitter for the kids, it's an extra kid and it's right around the holidays." Full story...
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Ten year old may have set Malpass Elementary fire

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videoA 10 year old boy may be to blame for Monday's fire at Malpass Corner Elementary School. Police believe the young arsonist started a fire in a mechanized paper towel dispenser. Full story...
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Malpass Corner Elementary to remain closed all week

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A Pender County elementary school will be closed for the rest of the week after a fire yesterday. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at a Pender elementary school

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videoA fire broke out Monday morning shortly after 8:00 at a Pender County elementary school, forcing it to shut down. As a result, parents scrambled to pick up their kids after an emergency evacuation. Full story...
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Hampstead residents moving closer to having local boat access

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Pender County is a step closer to gaining local water access. People living in Hampstead and the surrounding area in Pender County currently must drive out of the way to Wrightsville Beach or Surf City to put their boat in the water. Full story...
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New Leash on Life graduates five dogs Thursday

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Five rescued dogs graduated today from their stay at Pender Correctional Facility. They were there as part of the New Leash on Life program, that uses inmates to help train dogs. Full story...
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Pender County sheriffs looking for three armed robbers

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Police are looking for three armed robbers Thursday. Armed with shotguns, they hit the Malpass Corner General Store on Highway 210 in Pender County around 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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