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1 hr ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

One killed, two injured in accident on I-40

One person died and two others were taken to the hospital following an accident on Interstate 40 that closed lanes shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.

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2 hrs ago | WWAY-TV Wilmington

One dead in overnight crash on I-40 in Pender County

One person is dead and at least one two people hurt after at least two cars were involved in a crash on I-40 in Pender County late Thursday night.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Pender, Topsail Beach see huge increase in construction and need for more staff

A large increase in construction across the county has several officials pushing for an additional building inspector to be hired.

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Related Topix: Topsail Beach, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

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There's a big difference between signs set in the ground, and signs simply stuck in it, at least, according to Pender County's code enforcement, there's a difference.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WMBF

11pm Update: Arthur makes landfall as Category 2 Hurricane at Cape Lookout

Hurricane Arthur is expected to affect northeast North Carolina and the Outer Banks before it moves out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, North Carolina, Brunswick County, NC, Carolina Beach, NC

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Lightning strike burns home to the ground in Pender County

According to Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins, the fire started before 5 p.m. Thursday at a home on Sherman's Corner near Atkinson.

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Related Topix: Atkinson, NC, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

WITN

New Info: Possible Tornado Damages Three Homes In Duplin County

It happened during a tornado warning for the county around 4:00 p.m. near the intersection of Rosemary Road and U.S. 117 outside of Rose Hill.

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Related Topix: Duplin County, NC, Weather, Rose Hill, NC

WITN

New Info: Possible Tornado Damages Three Homes In Duplin County

Hurricane Arthur has winds of 90 mph. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for most of the North Carolina coast.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Duplin County, NC, Rose Hill, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Shelter opens at Burgaw Middle School

The American Red Cross and Pender County officials will open a shelter at Burgaw Middle School at 2 p.m. Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Arthur.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Burgaw, NC

WITN

Campers Cannot Stay On Bear Island Thursday

Tropical Storm Arthur has now prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a hurricane warning for most of the North Carolina coast.

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Related Topix: Surf City, NC

WITN

Greenville Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Tropical Storm Arthur has now prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a hurricane warning for most of the North Carolina coast.

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Related Topix: Surf City, NC

Wed Jul 02, 2014

PennLive.com

Tropical Storm Arthur likely to become hurricane Wednesday night, Thursday

Large sections of the coastal Carolinas was under a tropical storm and hurricane warning as of Wednesday night as Tropical Storm Arthur prepares to reach hurricane levels.

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Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC, Surf City, NC

Thu Jun 26, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

School Board to hold Penderlea Public Hearing

The Pender County School Board had originally voted to change Penderlea School from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, to Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Police practice sensitive situations during crisis intervention training

For the first time, we got a behind the scenes look at how the National Alliance on Mental Illness teaches officers to handle people with mental .

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Commissioner resigns from committee, cites lack of respect

A Pender County Commissioner has resigned from a education committee because he said he isn't respected by other board members.

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The Sampson Independent

Sampson gets new troopers

Sherry Matthews/Sampson IndependentMembers of the N.C. Highway Patrol Class 134 were welcomed into Troop B, Dist.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC

Mon Jun 23, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Blown tire causes rollover accident that closed highway

The accident that closed the west bound lanes of Interstate 40 in Pender County was caused by a blown tire.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

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District Attorney Ben David held a press conference Monday morning to announce that no law enforcement officials will face charges in connection to a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in April.

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Related Topix: Hampstead, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

DA to update investigation into Hampstead man shot, killed by trooper

District Attorney Ben David will meet with reporters today to update the investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Pender County this spring.

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Related Topix: Hampstead, NC

Fri Jun 20, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Celebrate blueberries in Burgaw with the annual Blueberry Festival

It's that time of yearthe 11th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival will fill the streets of downtown Burgaw this weekend.

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Related Topix: Burgaw, NC, Life, Food, Food Festival

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