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It's been a year since the Pender County Courthouse closed its doors after Hurricane Florence hit. From the outside the building looks okay, but inside the building tells a different story.
Two businesses could be coming to Pender County, creating more than 50 jobs and bringing in revenue for the county.
Pender County officials say court could be back in the historic space come early 2020. Work on the Hampstead Annex may be complete by late June.
The courts have been operating out of the Frances Dawson Basden Judicial Annex. But, clerks claim "sick building syndrome" is keeping them out of work.
It's a first for Pender County. Thursday evening, a presentation was held to discuss the state of Pender County's economy and education.
From tourism to agriculture, Pender County has a diverse economy and leaders there are proud to tout a relatively new industrial park as a major advantage for industries looking for a new place to relocate or expand.
The Hampstead branch of the Pender County Library and the DSS building in Burgaw are now dealing with damage from flooding.
In a press release Friday afternoon, Burgaw town leaders said their police chief is resigning.
Without a chief for two weeks, and now the Burgaw Police Department is facing more questions.
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