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Pender County News

Former American Cancer Society worker gets jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement

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videoA former American Cancer Society worker is spending her first night in jail after admitting she stole nearly $70,000 from the charity. Prosecutors call Wendy Anderson Perdue's crime one of opportunity. They also said it is "unforgivable." Full story...
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Petition questions residency of Burgaw mayor

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video For the first time in 10 years the town of Burgaw has a new mayor, but on the day he was sworn in some residents are questioning whether he has a legal right to represent their town. Full story...
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Investigators: Could be days before pallet company fire cause determined

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videoFirefighters spent the day dealing with a fire at Walker Pallet Co. near Burgaw. The call came in around 5 a.m. for a fire in the pallet yard behind the business. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly robbing ABC store

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videoPolice have a man in custody for the Monday armed robbery of the ABC Store in Burgaw. Full story...
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Robbery at ABC store in Burgaw

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There was a robbery at the ABC Store at 207 US Highway 117 S in Burgaw Monday afternoon. Full story...
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A change in venue for holiday vendors

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videoVendors enjoyed a different venue this Saturday at the Hampstead Women's Club Building. The club held a holiday craft fair that brings in artists from all over to one location. Full story...
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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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