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County confirms exterior courthouse repairs to start next month

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.

New businesses could bring more than 50 jobs to Pender County

Two businesses could be coming to Pender County, creating more than 50 jobs and bringing in revenue for the county.

Completion dates given for repairs to Pender Courthouse and Hampstead Annex

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.

Pender court clerks report ‘sick-building syndrome’

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. 

First ever ‘Pender County State of Education and Economy’ held in Burgaw

It's a first for Pender County. Thursday evening, a presentation was held to discuss the state of Pender County's economy and education.

Pender County touts commercial park as major asset to lure new industries

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.

Hampstead library, Pender Co. DSS building damaged by flooding

The Hampstead branch of the Pender County Library and the DSS building in Burgaw are now dealing with damage from flooding.

Burgaw police chief resigns

In a press release Friday afternoon, Burgaw town leaders said their police chief is resigning.
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Burgaw PD faces staffing shortfall

Without a chief for two weeks, and now the Burgaw Police Department is facing more questions.

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