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Hampstead will not incorporate

The debate over whether the Pender County community of Hampstead should be incorporated is over. The vote wasn't even close. Seventy-two percent of voters said no. If Tuesday night's election results were any indication people like Flack are happy with the Hampstead community just the way it is.

Pender County rejects incorporation, land transfer tax

One of the largest voter turnouts was in Pender County, where voters overwhelmingly rejected two controversial referenda on the ballot.

Pender County 2007 Municipal Election Results

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Hampstead expects 90 percent voter turnout

Some big changes could be in store for residents of Pender County. Tuesday is Election Day and there is plenty of controversy over some of the items on the ballot.

Pender County expects high voter turnout Tuesday

videoDennis Boyles expects nearly 90 percent of registered voters to head to the polls in the eastern half of the county.

Dole discusses immigration plan in Pender County

videoIf Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith apprehends a criminal who happens to be an illegal immigrant, there's not much he can do.

School delay due to voting

videoIs school more important than an election? That's the issue in one local school district.

Historic building center of controversy in Burgaw

An 83-year-old building is the center of controversy in Pender County. The old jail has been owned by the Downtown Burgaw Association for eight years, but that may not be the case much longer.

After delays, Topsail Beach nourishment project underway

After being delayed for several months, the topsail beach nourishment project is finally under way.

High school student makes ‘inmate’ shirts

Some local Pender County students are taking a stand against a new school policy in a controversial way.

Cape Fear Pride: Hampstead’s J.H Lea & Sons

videoMost of us simply call it Hampstead. But it's also known as the seafood capital of the Carolinas.

Pender County School Board tightens attendance policy

The Pender County School Board is tightening the attendance policy. If high school students miss more than eight days of a course they won't receive credit for it, regardless of their grades.

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