Pender News

Public Meeting for the Pender Memorial Park Master Plan project

We Want To Hear From You!! There will be a Public Meeting for the Pender Memorial Park Master Plan project on Monday, September 25th at Burgaw Middle School in the Media Center. Drop in between 4:00pm – 7:00pm to share your ideas regarding the future of Pender Memorial Park! If you cannot attend the meeting, […]

Planned Lane Closure I40 East

The NC Department of Transportation Bridge Maintenance Unit plans to close a single  lane of the East Bound lanes of I40, 2.19 miles West of Exit 390.  Weather permitting crews will close the lane beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 27th at 8:00 am.  Plans are for the work to be completed by 3:00 […]

Pender County residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Irma

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urged residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma. “We’re tracking this storm,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Every Pender County resident should take precautions to prepare for Hurricane Irma.” Collins said families should have emergency kits ready. “Be sure your emergency supplies kit has enough bottled water […]

State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River

State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River DEQ looking at all legal options to end discharge, again demands Chemours provide complete list of chemicals in waste stream  RALEIGH – As part of its ongoing investigation, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality this week urged Chemours to stop discharging two additional chemical […]

Storm watch is canceled in Pender County

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management announced the storm watch was canceled. “The storm stayed out to sea and we had no major issues,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. Collins said the Emergency Operations Center has resumed normal hours. “Preparing for this tropical storm is good practice for our citizens and our […]

Pender County residents urged to prepare for tropical storm

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urged residents to prepare for a tropical storm which may bring sustained winds of 35-40 mph and wind gusts of up to 50 mph. This storm could deliver up to 5 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. “We’re tracking this storm,” said Tom Collins, Pender […]

Latest test results show GenX levels remain well below state health goal

Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Jamie Kritzer Date: August, 24, 2017 Phone: 919-707-8602; 919-218-5935 Latest test results show GenX levels remain well below state health goal RALEIGH – Concentrations of GenX in finished drinking water along the Cape Fear River remain well below the state’s health goal, according to the latest test results released today. The results reflect […]

DEQ, DHHS share budget request to protect water, ensure long-term monitoring, analysis and enforcement

Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Jamie Kritzer; Chris Mackey Date: Aug. 8, 2017 Phone: 919-707-8602; 919-855-4840 DEQ, DHHS share budget request to protect water, ensure long-term monitoring, analysis and enforcement Since 2013, DEQ has seen approximately 70 positions eliminated that once supported the permitting, compliance and enforcement programs. RALEIGH – In response to the ongoing investigation into […]

Hampstead solid waste site moved to 250 Transfer Station Rd.

The new Hampstead Solid Waste Convenience Site at 250 Transfer Station Rd. is now open. “The site is located on Transfer Station Road, off US Hwy 17, is between Clayton Homes and Andrew’s Sea Lawn Memorial Park,” said Randell Woodruff, Pender County manager. Transfer Station Road, which runs from US Hwy 17 to Country Club […]

Latest test results for finished drinking water show GenX below health goal

Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Jamie Kritzer Date: Aug. 2, 2017 Phone: 919-707-8602 Latest test results for finished drinking water show GenX below health goal GenX levels continue downward trend in water samples collected from Cape Fear region RALEIGH – Concentrations of GenX in finished drinking water from the Cape Fear River continue to be below the […]

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