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Headlines from Pender County

Find out the top stories making headlines out of Pender County.

NC woman’s ring found at beach 33 years later

A North Carolina woman has her high school ring back, 33 years after she lost it at the beach in Surf City.

Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others.

Belle of Topsail and Pirate Ship Raven staying in Surf City

video Despite a looming eviction, the Beach House Marina in Surf City is still home to a few tourist attractions. The owners of the Belle of Topsail and the Pirate Ship Raven say they won't be leaving town anytime soon.

Surf City insurance agent charged with embezzlement

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Nell Marie Griffin, 34, of 140 Douglas Drive, Holly Ridge; she is charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent.

Marina closure leaves businesses, residents high and dry

video A marina in Surf City is closing, but the tenants are not the only ones affected. As the Pender-Topsail News & Voice was first to report, Wells Fargo, which owns Surf City Beach House Marina, delivered the news to people who keep their boat there yesterday.

Pender school board seeks input on shifting high school calendar

video It could be a short summer for high school students in Pender County. Starting classes the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. The reason: the school district wants to implement the Career and College Promise program.

Surf City building memories one brick at a time

You can soon share your treasured memories of Surf City for everyone to see. The town is selling commemorative brick pavers.

Truck goes off embankment at Surf City Swingbridge

A scary scene in Surf City this morning after a tractor trailer went off an embankment leading to the swingbridge.

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NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of River Road closed due to gas leak in New Hanover County

A portion of River Road in New Hanover County is closed due to a gas leak. 

Hoggard High’s spirit rocks repainted after controversial statements appear on it

Controversial statements recently painted on the spirit rock at Hoggard High School in Wilmington raised concerns for some parents, which were brought up during a school board meeting this week.

Law enforcement increases patrols at Wilmington park following shooting

People are returning to a popular Wilmington park and law enforcement is stepping up patrols where shots rang out Wednesday evening on a basketball court.