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Pender County News

Ten year old may have set Malpass Elementary fire

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videoA 10 year old boy may be to blame for Monday's fire at Malpass Corner Elementary School. Police believe the young arsonist started a fire in a mechanized paper towel dispenser. Full story...
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Malpass Corner Elementary to remain closed all week

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A Pender County elementary school will be closed for the rest of the week after a fire yesterday. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at a Pender elementary school

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videoA fire broke out Monday morning shortly after 8:00 at a Pender County elementary school, forcing it to shut down. As a result, parents scrambled to pick up their kids after an emergency evacuation. Full story...
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Hampstead residents moving closer to having local boat access

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Pender County is a step closer to gaining local water access. People living in Hampstead and the surrounding area in Pender County currently must drive out of the way to Wrightsville Beach or Surf City to put their boat in the water. Full story...
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New Leash on Life graduates five dogs Thursday

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Five rescued dogs graduated today from their stay at Pender Correctional Facility. They were there as part of the New Leash on Life program, that uses inmates to help train dogs. Full story...
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Pender County sheriffs looking for three armed robbers

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Police are looking for three armed robbers Thursday. Armed with shotguns, they hit the Malpass Corner General Store on Highway 210 in Pender County around 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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Pender County neighborhood seeing a number of recent pet deaths

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videoA Pender County neighborhood is up in arms over the number of recent pet deaths. They say dozens of pets have died, and they say they know who or what is killing the animals. Full story...
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Four Pender County suspects arrested on mail and credit card fraud

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Four Pender County residents have been arrested for mail and credit card fraud. The four were arrested last Friday as a result of an extensive investigation by the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Pender County residents honored for their volunteerism

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The state honored some Pender County residents for their volunteerism. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society out of a home

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videoThey are already in the market to find a good home, but now the animals at the Pender County Humane Society will soon lose their temporary home. Full story...
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Burgaw police force out on foot

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In an effort to promote more communication between residents and the police department, Burgaw officers will be spending more time on foot. Full story...
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Growth at Camp Lejeune will directly affect Pender County

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videoCamp Lejeune is growing, and it is growing quickly, including a large influx in population that will directly affect Pender County. Full story...
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Dozens gathered in Hampstead to remember veterans

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Dozens of people gathered at the Hampstead gazebo to remember veterans, and all that they have done to create and maintain our country's freedom. Full story...
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Pender County woman being honored at UNCW Thursday

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A Pender County woman, whose mission is rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles, is being honored Thursday at UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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Burgaw man facing life in prison

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A Burgaw man faces life imprisonment after pleading guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Full story...
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