Pender courthouse renovation progress is slow, steady

The roof was still on, the windows all intact; the historic Pender County Courthouse appeared to have weathered Hurricane Florence pretty well.

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the sixth-largest bank in the U.S.
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Surf City brewery first in NC to use eco-friendly, edible ring holders

Salty Turtle Beer Company in Surf City is the first in North Carolina to start using eco-friendly four-pack ring holders.

9 Great white sharks suddenly show up near the Carolinas

It’s not officially Shark Week but for trackers along the East Coast, several great white sharks are putting on a show.
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Nor’easter causes severe erosion, damages stairs at Pender beaches

This past weekend featured cold, rain, and lots of wind. Those weather conditions spelled trouble for area beaches.

NC pecan growers prevail, good crop for Thanksgiving

The North Carolina pecan growers have a good crop ahead of the holidays despite a relatively dry summer and damages sustained during last year’s hurricane season.

Fire forces Surf City deli to close temporarily

A fire at a popular restaurant in Surf City is forcing the restaurant to close temporarily. 
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#UNSOLVED: Aunt speaks out 2 years after Paitin Fields’ murder

Saturday marks two years since the murder of a 5 year-old in Pender county without any arrests.

Another $180M approved for North Carolina disaster aid, prep

Another $180 million in state funds are going to help with disaster recovery following hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian and to prepare for North Carolina’s next storm.

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