Pender County News
Recycling center changes increase efficiency
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 2:54pm.

Changes at Pender County recycling centers have caused concern for some of our viewers. At the recycling centers in Hampstead, Rocky Point and Burgaw, there is now only one recycling dumpster, where there used to be four.

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Grant to help restore historic schoolhouse
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 11:55am.

The Canetuck School in Currie is one of eight Rosenwald schools around the country awarded a $40,000 grant today from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Lowe's.

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Ward wins Pender Commission GOP nomination
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:46pm.

Fewer than 600 voters took part in the Republican run-off for the District 2 Pender County Commission race. That meant a 67-vote margin turned out to be a big win for Chester Ward over Timothy Thomas.

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Second review finds issues at Pender Health Department
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 3:43pm.

The review is part a larger assessment requested by the Pender County Board of Commissioners after they received multiple complaints from employees.

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Blueberry crop good ahead of Burgaw festival
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 3:47pm.

videoWe're in the heart of blueberry season here in Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, the weather plays a role in the sweetness of the blueberry. So how is this year's crop, especially with the 7th Annual NC Blueberry Festival this weekend in Burgaw?

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FIRST ON 3: Marine charged with indecent liberties with 8-year-old
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 1:24pm.

A 23 year old US Marine from New River Air Station is in the Pender County Jail under a $400,000.00 bond. Dain Arthur Larson a private with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-29 has been charged with four counts of Felonious Indecent Exposure and four counts of Felonious Indecent Liberties with a minor.

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Criticized Health Director fires back
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 8:15am.

video Much of the 13 pages of Health Director Jack Griffith's response was concealed to protect personnel. In it he calls the independent review of the Pender County Health Department biased and unsubstantiated.

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Pender Health Director claims independent assessment lied
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 12:00pm.

An independent assessment of the Pender County Health Department was criticized Tuesday for presenting a skewed picture of the agency and its director - reports the Pender Post.

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Review pinpoints Pender Co. Board of Health problems, members fight over results
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 1:26pm.

video A health department divided. That's how an independent review described the Pender County Health Department. Monday night the Pender County Board of Health held a special meeting to discuss the report sparked by employee allegations.

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Pender Co. parents want answers regarding principal's suspension
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 9:08am.

The Pender County School Board heard from frustrated parents Monday night regarding the suspension of Burgaw Middle School Principal M.D. Coleman.

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