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Pender County News

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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Surf City motel close to reopening building destroyed by fire

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videoPart of a historic motel in Surf City is being rebuilt after a fire earlier this year. Tiffany's motel was a landmark in the town from the 1950s, but in January a fire claimed one of its buildings. Now the rebuilding processes is nearing its end. Full story...
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SUV runs into drug store

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videoHighway Patrol says a 74-year-old woman ran her SUV into the entrance of the CVS on US 17 in Hampstead this afternoon. Troopers say the woman pressed the wrong pedal and drove over the curb and into the electric doors. Full story...
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New seafood processor creating 120 jobs in Pender County

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videoA seafood processor plans to create more than 100 new jobs in Pender County, according to state and local leaders. RC Creations, LLC, a seafood processing company, plans to create 120 new jobs and invest more than $25 million by the end of 2017. Full story...
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New Walmart shopping center could be headed to Burgaw

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video Residents living in the town of Burgaw met Thursday evening to talk about a new Walmart shopping center. Those who attended the public meeting were split. Some say the new shopping center will bring revenue and traffic to their small community, while others say it will hurt the town. Full story...
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Former American Cancer Society worker charged with embezzlement

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video A woman who had access to money for a cancer charity is now accused of stealing it. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says Wendy Purdue stole thousand of dollars from the American Cancer Society. Full story...
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Nearly 80 animals taken from purported Pender puppy mill

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videoMore than 80 animals were rescued from a home in Pender County today. Investigators said they were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill after a consumer complained of a sick dog. Full story...
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Four charged with luring man to house, robbing him

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videoFour people are in jail in Pender County after investigators say they robbed a man and forced him to have drugs delivered to the home where two of the suspects live. Full story...
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Topsail Beach wants to update an old law

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videoA Pender County law from the 60's is costing one store lots of money. The law allows the sale of beer in a retail store , but prohibits the consumption of it. Full story...
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Town sues local business owner over guns on private property

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videoThe Town of Holly Ridge served Dorothy Royal owner of Surf City guns and ammo with a lawsuit Tuesday, saying she can no longer use firearms on her property. Full story...
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Hampstead man pleads guilty to sex crimes with disabled minor

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videoA Hampstead man could be deported after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a disabled child. The District Attorney's Office says Victor Saravia Vasquez, 40, plead guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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Rocky Point man faces child sex charges

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A Rocky Point man is in custody accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a girl. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: North Carolina Spot Festival

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videoThe North Carolina Spot Festival in Hampstead is celebrating its 50th anniversary. They're marking the occasion with games, crafts, fireworks and plenty of Spot! Full story...
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Girls find new hope as cheerleaders

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video Good sportsmanship and team work go beyond the football roster at Topsail High School. Along the sidelines, fans can cheer on the inclusive cheer squad. It's made up of girls with developmental challenges who want nothing more than to be like those around them. Full story...
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