Pender County

Midday Interviews - 9/10/14
4:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Master Gardener Steve Bundy

Master Gardener Steve Bundy
Alexa Doran

The Pender County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association presents its Fall Plant Sale this Friday from 12-6 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am -12 pm at Hampstead United Methodist Church. Master Gardener, Steve Bundy, Event Chair told us what to expect - including the opportunity to buy plants that are pollinators, deer resistant, drought resistant and salt resistant. Proceeds will benefit programs that bring gardening into Pender County Schools.

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Local - June 19
5:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Pender County Receives Federal Investment Funds to Revitalize its Economy

The incoming ACME Smoked Fish facility will create 240 full-time jobs in Pender County.

Pender County is getting more than two million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help bolster its economy. The award, announced yesterday, will go toward construction of a wastewater treatment plant that will serve manufacturing operations in Pender Commerce Park. That’s just off of Highway 421, north of the New Hanover County line. So far, that park is empty--but by the end of this year, it will be home to a major seafood processing facility.

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Local - April 30
5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Candidate Profile: Danny Hefner (D), NC Senate, District 8

Danny Hefner, the Ocean Isle Beach Democrat who lost 2012’s Senate District Eight race to incumbent Bill Rabon, has thrown his hat into the same ring again. A former Marine Corps officer and truck driver, Hefner now works as a local delivery driver, an inter-faith minister, and a therapeutic foster parent to abused and troubled children. The third-time Senate candidate recently sat down with WHQR to discuss his plans for a range of social issues—but first, Hefner says he plans to address the economy.

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Local - December 6
12:57 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Affordable Care Act Info Sessions Sweep Across the Region

Health insurance can be tricky to navigate, what with the difficulty many experience enrolling in care, and North Carolina’s decision not to expand Medicaid in 2014.  And that’s why the Southeast Area Health Education Center, or SEAHEC, and the New Hanover County Health Department are holding free information sessions on the Affordable Care Act—also known as “Obamacare.” WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that until the March 31 deadline to enroll passes, these educators will be hosting these sessions around the region.

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Local - August 16
9:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Civil Rights Groups Sue in Response to NC Voter ID Bill's Changes to Early Voting

Many NC citizens say they have voted early in the past to avoid long lines on Election Day.
Bellyglad

Since Governor McCrory signed the Voter ID Bill into law on Monday, three civil rights groups have filed lawsuits. They challenge new requirements for state-issued IDs, elimination of same-day registration--and an early voting period that will be shortened by seven days. Critics of the bill say the latter in particular will cut off voting opportunities for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians—particularly minorities. About 64 percent of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County citizens voted early in the 2012 election.

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Local
5:30 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

FOCUS seeks to tackle future of tri-county region

The group’s name is FOCUS.  It may be short and easy-to-remember, but it encompasses a huge mission for the future of the Cape Fear Region. 

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Local
11:07 am
Mon January 21, 2013

NC bill allows county commissioners greater control of health, social services

North Carolina House bill 438 opened a new door for county commissioners. It gives them more control over public health and social services departments. Brunswick County’s already switched over. New Hanover and Pender counties are now considering adopting the legislation.

Local county boards of health cover a lot of territory beyond funding birth control and offering flu shots.

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Local
7:12 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Pender County Board of Elections raises concerns about identity theft

Pauljoffe at en.wikipedia [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A press release from Pender County’s Board of Elections warns that a voter registration form in the wrong hands could lead to identify theft.

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Local
10:38 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

In spite of tough economy, North Carolina tourism is up statewide

Wrightsville Beach in New Hanover County

Tourism in North Carolina is up all over the state – to the tune of 18-billion dollars in spending last year. 

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Local
2:17 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Pender Co. Jail Gets New Chapel

Chaplain Jimmy Joseph at Pender Correctional Institution in Burgaw.
Wilmington Faith and Values

More than 100 local churches and individuals gave money to open a chapel at Pender County Correctional Institution. The groundbreaking last week was also a community affair.

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