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Pender County News

FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. employee charged for released personnel records

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A Pender County employee has been charged with releasing confidential personnel records to the media. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged James Thomas Bellizzi a class 3 misdemeanor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Chance for "super-fog" tonight in Pender County

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Today's storms coupled with the smoke from the wildfires in Pender County will most likely combine to create a "super-fog" tonight according to forecasters. Super-fog is a combination of smoke and water vapor that produces zero visibility over roadways. Full story...
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Visitors say Pender wildfires no reason to cancel holiday beach plans

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video Crews fighting wildfires in Pender County set controlled burns today to try and get rid of fuel for the flames. Many folks traveling to the area may be worried if their holiday plans will be ruined because of the fire and smoke. But tourists who have already made their way to the area say there is nothing to worry about. Full story...
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Pender County Commission approves fireworks despite raging wildfires

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video Although 22,000 acres are still on fire in Pender County as of Monday evening, some folks say the show must go on. Full story...
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Crews set fires to fight Juniper Road Fire

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On the eastern side of Pender County crews continue fighting the Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Firefighters say they now have 25 percent containment on the 21,500-acre fire. Full story...
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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire

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video Crews battling wildfires in Pender County since last week have yet another fire on their hands. Over the weekend, the Blueberry Farm Fire rekindled in Sampson County and crossed into Pender. It forced residents of Lizzie Henry Road to be evacuated Saturday. Full story...
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Rain could hinder work on Pender Co. fire lines

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Fire officials say 19 homes have been evacuated from a wildfire that has moved from Sampson County into Pender County. Full story...
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Pender County wildfires continue to burn, force residents to evacuate

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video There is another significant wildfire that has moved into Pender County. The Blueberry Farm Fire has rekindled and broken containment lines causing evacuations. Full story...
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Pender teacher's cyberstalking charge makes international headlines

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The story of a Burgaw Middle School teacher charged with cyberstalking a 13-year-old boy is now getting international attention. Saturday morning ABCNews.com posted its own version of the story involving teacher Megan Mantooth, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly sending hundreds of text messages to her former student. Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail also posted a story about the case. Full story...
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Canetuck Rosenwald School gets new life as community center

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video A part of national and Pender County history is the Canetuck Rosenwald School. It's one of the original Rosenwald schoolhouses set up to educate African American children in the early 1900's. The Rosenwald School is nearly 100 years old, and now, it's getting new life as the Canetuck Community Center. Full story...
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