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Pender County News

Spot Festival queen, princess crowned

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videoThere's a new queen in town, and a new princess, too. Three young women and three girls competed for crowns in the 2013 Miss North Carolina Spot Festival Pageant at Topsail High School this weekend. Full story...
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Sex offender back behind bars after break-in

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videoA man investigators say is a career criminal and a registered sex offender is back behind bars after allegedly breaking into a Pender County home this morning. Full story...
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Three horses dead from EEE in Pender County

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The Pender County Health Department says three horses in the county have died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Full story...
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Multi-state scammer pleads guilty to swindling people out of property

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videoA multi-state scammer admitted to his crimes Thursday. The District Attorney's office says 55-year-old Roger Glenn Kornegay admitted to being the man behind a real-estate scam in North Carolina. Full story...
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Scholarship Pageant returns to NC Spot Festival

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video Pageant Director Shannon Rinko sits down on the GMC set to talk about the return of a scholarship pageant to the festival. The competition returns Saturday, after a three year hiatus. Full story...
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More sea turtles released back into wild

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Six sea turtles are back home now. Tuesday afternoon, workers with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released the animals back into the wild. Full story...
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Man struck by lightning and survives

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video A man visiting Surf City with his wife was struck by lightning on Monday. Police say Demitri Khorokhorimn actually died, but the quick response of strangers, helped bring him back to life. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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Local beach celebrates milestone birthday

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videoTopsail Beach celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend with good music, plenty of food, and lots of dancing. Full story...
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House fire leaves family of 9 homeless

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videoA housefire off Sandy Bend Road in Rocky Point Friday evening left nine people homeless. Full story...
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Topsail Beach celebrates 50th Anniversary this weekend

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video The fun kicks off Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Fantastic Shakers. Co-chair for the event Steve Smith stopped by the GMC studio to run through all the details. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Rocky Point man finally gets package

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videoAfter waiting nearly a month to get a package that had been misaddressed, a Rocky Point man finally got his mail today, one day after WWAY looked into the issue. Full story...
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Driver cited in crash that killed utility worker

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Highway Patrol has charged a driver in connection with a traffic crash that killed a utility worker yesterday in Pender County. Full story...
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2 utility workers hit by truck, 1 dead in Hampstead

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videoA utility worker is dead and another injured after they were hit by a pick-up truck along US 17 in Pender County, according to Highway Patrol. Full story...
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UPDATE: Rocky Point man should get missing package very soon

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videoIt's a nightmare to think about: Your package lost in the mail indefinitely. But that's been one Pender County man's reality since the end of July. However, an email from the Greensboro U.S. Post office says a package that's been missing for a month should arrive on his doorstep very soon. Full story...
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