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Pender County News

Teen arrested for drugs on school bus

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says yesterday it was investigating disorderly conduct on a school bus at the end of the day at Trask High School in Rocky Point. That's when deputies say they found Qu'ran Jevon Robinson had packaged marijuana. Full story...
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Dogs from Pender puppy mill to be part of governor's adoption event

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"I'm sold," Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday as he snuggled Lexie in his arms on a chilly day outside the Old Capitol in Raleigh. Lexie looked on with wide eyes but said nothing. Full story...
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Warrants: Money embezzled from Cancer Society used for lavish life

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video New details have emerged about the alleged embezzlement of more than $68,000 by a former American Cancer Society employee. Investigators say that during a 10-month period in which Wendy Perdue had control of an unauthorized America Cancer Society checking account, she stole money to live a frivolous lifestyle. Full story...
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Super Typhoon Haiyan hits close to home for one local family

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videoEx-Marines Dustin and Andrea Bestul say spending a lot of time overseas in third world countries exposed them to idea of adopting. The family of eight adopted three kids from Ethiopia a few years back. Full story...
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SBI investigating death of Pender County Jail inmate

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videoThe SBI is investigating after an inmate in the Pender County Jail died this morning. A Pender County Sheriff's Office spokesman says jail staff found Norris Winfred Murphy, 51, of Burgaw unresponsive on the floor of his cell Full story...
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New Sea Turtle Hospital up and running

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videoSick and injured sea turtles now have a new and improved hospital in Surf City. The new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital offers more space, an updated filtration system and other amenities the old facility on topsail island did not have room for. Full story...
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Stranger tries to pick up kids at Surf City bus stop

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According to the Surf City police on Wednesday a white female pulled up to a bus stop at Cornel and Bunchberry (Dogwood Lakes subdivision) and asked a five and six year old if they wanted a ride to school. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired deputy charged with assault

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videoA fired New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with simple assault. The Pender County Clerk of Court's office says Reed Roberts was served Friday for an offense that happened Thursday, according to court records. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Trick or Treat in the Park

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videoKids were out trick or treating all over the area. For the seventh year now, the Kiwanis Club of Hampstead hosted Trick or Treat in the Park. Full story...
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Rocky Point woman takes Halloween decorations to new level

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videoIt is on a grand scale and guaranteed scary. A Rocky Point woman puts her Halloween display out every year and it just keeps getting better. Full story...
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Pender woman charged with animal cruelty after 170 animals seized

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videoA Pender County woman faces charges weeks after more than 150 animals were taken from her home. Marilyn Medina, 72, was arrested today and charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty. Full story...
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There's still time to enter Topsail Chili Festival

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video Think your chili recipe has what it takes to win a competition? The Topsail Chili Festival is next weekend and organizers say they're still accepting applications for cooks! Full story...
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Topsail High grad places 5th in World Weightlifting Championships

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Topsail High School graduate James Tatum placed 5th at the World Weightlifting Championships by successfully completing a 138kg (303.6 lbs) 'Snatch' lift and a 166kg (365.2 lbs) 'Clean & Jerk' lift. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Penny Wolff

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videoFourth grade teacher Penny Wolff is a basketball fan, but she's not letting a team rivalry stand between her and students. Full story...
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Woman accused of embezzling from Cancer Society in court

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videoA woman who allegedly embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the American Cancer Society made her first appearance in front of a judge Tuesday morning. Full story...
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