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Pender County News

Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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Cousin of murder victim arrested for incident Sunday

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video A Burgaw man is behind bars for his involvement in a hostile crowd Sunday. We spoke with Marquis Jackson yesterday afternoon about the murder of his cousin before he was charged with inciting to riot. Full story...
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Burgaw police break up ruckus

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videoAccording to the Burgaw Police Department, officers responded to a call Sunday afternoon where they found a large crowd. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd but, the group refused to obey lawful orders. Full story...
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Surf City officer humble after helping save boy's life

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video Two police officers are credited with helping to save a child's life after he fell from a balcony this weekend. First responders say when they arrived on the scene the child was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. Full story...
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Man wanted in theft of presents

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videoA Rocky Point man is wanted in connection with the theft of a family's Christmas presents, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Thousands brave chill for annual Dolphin Dip

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videoThousands of people started 2014 off nice and refreshed by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean in Surf City at the 12th Annual Dolphin Dip. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man searches for his dog's killer

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videoA man is searching for the driver who killed his dog and nearly ran him over too during a Christmas evening walk. Full story...
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Pender County man charged with trying to kill wife

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videoA Burgaw Man is accused of trying to kill his wife. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says 51 year old Tommy Wayne Smith is charged with attempted 1st degree murder, assault by strangulation, 1st degree sexual offense, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Full story...
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Marine dies in skydiving accident

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video When Cherilyn McGraw won a skydiving trip on the Ellen DeGeneres Show it was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime for she and her husband, but unfortunately that dream trip turned into a nightmare when her husband tragically passed away. Full story...
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Hampstead couple killed in Arizona crash

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Authorities say two people from Hampstead have died after an accident in Glendale, AZ, Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Bid on items from the Cape Fear Museum

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videoThe Cape Fear Museum is having an auction! The museum is auctioning numerous items that don't fit their mission of collecting items related to the history or science of the lower Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Former American Cancer Society worker gets jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement

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videoA former American Cancer Society worker is spending her first night in jail after admitting she stole nearly $70,000 from the charity. Prosecutors call Wendy Anderson Perdue's crime one of opportunity. They also said it is "unforgivable." Full story...
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Investigators: Could be days before pallet company fire cause determined

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videoFirefighters spent the day dealing with a fire at Walker Pallet Co. near Burgaw. The call came in around 5 a.m. for a fire in the pallet yard behind the business. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly robbing ABC store

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videoPolice have a man in custody for the Monday armed robbery of the ABC Store in Burgaw. Full story...
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Robbery at ABC store in Burgaw

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There was a robbery at the ABC Store at 207 US Highway 117 S in Burgaw Monday afternoon. Full story...
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