Pender County, NC

Magnolia man charged with making and selling cocaine

BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) – The Pender County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bobby Earl Dixon Jr. and charged him with manufacturing and selling cocaine on Wednesday, May 18. According to the PCSO, Dixon was arrested in the parking lot of the Burgaw Food Lion following a drug investigation. “Dixon is...
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Pender County Schools addresses confusion over $177.7 million bond funding request

BURGAW, N.C. (WECT) – A misunderstanding by Pender County Schools (PCS) Superintendent Steven Hill about the need for a presentation to accompany a multi-million dollar bond request created some confusion among Pender County commissioners at a meeting on Monday. The Pender-Topsail Post & Voice posted an article Thursday, May...

Incumbent Cutler wins Pender Co. sheriff primary

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Sheriff Alan Cutler, who is seeking a second term as the top law enforcer in Pender County, led the way in the Republican primary voting with all precincts reporting Tuesday night. Cutler had 3,281 votes, finishing ahead of Mike Sorg (2,426) and Mike Korn (328).

Election results: Full coverage of primary elections in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender

Tuesday's primary elections brought some surprises in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. While numerous incumbents won their party's nomination, we'll be seeing some new faces on the ballot in November for the general election. Here's a look at the results for key races in the Wilmington area: New Hanover County Board of Commissioners New Hanover County Board of Education New Hanover County sheriff Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Brunswick County Board of Education Pender County Board of Commissioners Pender County sheriff N.C. House District 17 U.S. House District 7 Complete list of election results More: Get the latest news from the StarNews app This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Election results: Full coverage of primary elections in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender

Community attends fashion show to benefit area schools

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Communities In Schools Fashion Show returned for its fifth year to raise money for students at risk in New Hanover and Pender Counties. Guests gathered to watch the show at the Landfall Country Club on May 17. The show featured nearly two dozen community leaders...
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Pender County commissioners approve raises for EMS, fire employees

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In a four to one vote, Pender County Commissioners approved 25-percent worth of raises for Pender EMS and Fire employees. On top of the raises, the commissioners approved around $180,000 from the general fund for the raises to kick in immediately. EMS and Fire...

Pender County Commissioners considering salary increases for EMS and fire workers

BURGAW, N.C. (WECT) – The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, May 16 to discuss a field airport expansion, law enforcement equipment and salary increases for first responders. Detective B. Thompson requests that the board approve $75,000 in grant funding for the Pender County Sheriff’s Office...