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Pender County News

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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Pender boy released from hospital, a reminder of ATV safety

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videoA Pender County boy is home from the hospital after a three month stay, as an accident in February nearly took his life. The four-year-old is just one of a growing number of children hurt or killed in all terrain vehicle accidents; in fact one-third of all ATV accidents involve children. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital employees applauded

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Employees of Pender Memorial Hospital are being recognized for their hard work and years of dedicated service. Ms. Esther Walker just received a plaque commemorating 40 years with Pender Memorial. She began working as a nurse’s assistant in 1969. Full story...
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Vets evaluate seized horses

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Evaluations from a veterinarian conclude that one of the malnourished horses seized last week in Hampstead has cancer and needs to be euthanized. Kathy Lewis, from the Topsail Humane Society, said they are still waiting for test results on the other nine horses. Full story...
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Topsail High hosts Special Olympics

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Topsail High School hosted Pender County's Special Olympics Friday. Eighty-five kids from special needs programs across the county participated. Full story...
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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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