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Pender County News

Pender County experiences record voter turnout

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videoPender County voters who went to the polls early Tuesday were wondering if the low turnout was the calm before the storm, or if the storm had already passed. Full story...
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Paint recycling in Hampstead

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There is a lot of focus these days on going green. Recycling glass, paper and plastic is pretty common place. Full story...
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Undercover investigation arrests 8 people

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videoA lengthy undercover investigation in Pender County leads to charges against eight men for sex offenses against minors. It wasn't an operation out on the street, but one behind a computer at a desk. Full story...
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Pender County looking to gain another water access

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videoFor Pender County boaters, having to drive to Wrightsville Beach or Surf City for a free public boat ramp is a real pain. After much discussion over buying a boat ramp in Hampstead, Pender County boaters may finally be one step closer to getting what they want. Full story...
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Wilmington Box Company expanding

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It was a tough day on Wall Street, but we do have an economic glimmer of hope on the local scale tonight. Full story...
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Pender County Teacher of the Year

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videoEducation can be a challenging career field, but there comes a time when a teacher's time and efforts in the classroom are recognized by others from the outside. Full story...
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Pender County's Maple Hill Parade and Festival

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A small community in Pender County is gearing up for their fall festival. The Maple Hill Parade and Festival starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. off of Maple Hill School Road. Full story...
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Pender County farmhouse transformed into a movie set

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videoFor major motion picture scouts location is the key. When it came time to search for the perfect home to film The Secret Life of Bees, an old farmhouse in Pender County caught their eye. For the owners, seeing their home transform into a movie set was an eye-opening experience. Full story...
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Early detection important in battling breast cancer

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videoEach year 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer, but while those numbers are not going down the good news is that 85 percent can be cured if caught in time. Full story...
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New chief in Burgaw

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Burgaw has a new police chief and he is a familiar face. Bill King has been serving as interim police chief since last month. Full story...
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Pender County meeting tonight focuses on new Topsail High

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The state of the new Topsail High School is on the agenda for tonight's Pender County School Board meeting. The new facility will help accommodate students in the county's overcrowded school system. Full story...
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Isidro Gazca extradited to Pender County

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A man charged with sex crimes involving children has been extradited to Pender County. Full story...
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Inmates get a new "leash" on life

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videoSome Pender County prison inmates are giving dogs a new leash on life. For the next eight weeks, inmates will train stray dogs that have been rescued by a local animal shelter. Full story...
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Senator Soles confronted by opponent at campaign event

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videoThere were some awkward moments today at a campaign stop for Senator R.C. Soles.

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New mobile dental clinic in Pender County

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A new mobile dental clinic arrived this morning at the Pender County Health Department. The unit will be used to provide dental care for elementary and middle school children across the county. Full story...
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