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Pender County News

Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

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Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom. Full story...
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Hampstead to vote on incorporation

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Hampstead voters will finally get the chance to decide for themselves whether to incorporate. Wednesday state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which allows for a referendum in the Pender County community. Full story...
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Illegal aliens arrested on cocaine trafficking charges

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Pender County deputies have busted two illegal aliens on cocaine trafficking charges. Alejandro Hernandez-Garcia and Luis Escobido Gonzales face a litany of felony counts. Full story...
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Virginia teen pleads guilty to MySpace-related sex charges

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A Virginia teen who started a romance with an underage Pender County girl on MySpace plead guilty to sex charges today. Full story...
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Teen bitten by shark a day after woman attacked on NC coast

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There appears to have been another shark attack on North Carolina's coast. Full story...
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Pender County Humane Society raising funds for new home

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With the help of an anonymous donor, the Pender County Humane Society is planning to build a new home. But the effort needs your help. Full story...
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Burgaw votes to annex surrounding area

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One Pender County town is about to get a little larger. Last week the Burgaw Board of Commissioners voted to annex a surrounding area. But some residents say they're still not on-board. Full story...
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Girls All-Star softball team heads to their World Series

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videoThe Burgaw Angel All-Stars, a softball team for nine- and ten-year-old girls, will play in their World Series in Texas. Full story...
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Man runs around the country, passes through our area

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A man is running thousands of miles around the perimeter of the country and he passed through our area today. Full story...
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Surf City Post Office to shut down

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videoNot rain nor sleet nor hail nor dark of night, so the saying goes, will deter the delivery of the mail. But in Surf City, could there be a problem at the post office? Full story...
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Burgaw holds fourth annual N.C. Blueberry Festival

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videoIt was a packed day in one Pender County town. Fans of one fruit made the drive to Burgaw Saturday for the blues. The blueberry, that is. Full story...
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Pricey produce making it hard on farmers

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videoOne Pender County farmer says pricey produce is making it hard for farms to survive. Pig farmer Donald Hall said, "I've been raising hogs for about 16 years. It's not a hard job, you just need to keep up with what's going on." Full story...
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Some resdients disappointed after Burgaw annexation public meeting

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videoBurgaw Town Commissioners heard from Pender County residents tonight about the proposed annexation. Full story...
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Hoax bomb threat shuts down bridge

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A bomb threat brought traffic going onto Topsail Island to a standstill Thursday. Officials closed the Surf City Bridge around 11:30 Thursday morning. Full story...
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Proposal could cut funding to flood mapping programs

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videoState legislators are trying to reach a compromise regarding the state budget. One possibility would cut funding for flood mapping programs. The proposal reduces the number of people working to create flood zone maps in North Carolina. Full story...
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