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Pender County News

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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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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