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Within the unincorporated areas of Pender County, Planning and Community Development administers the functions of:

This includes residential and commercial development review, building and zoning code inspections, compliance, and enforcement, and central permitting consistent with all local, state, and federal regulations.

The department produces project research, preparation, and presentation to applicable County boards and civic groups and provides oversight throughout the development process. The department is also responsible for long range planning initiatives, floodplain administration, representation on various intergovernmental committees, and daily assistance to the general public on development matters.

PCD News & Notices
Oct17 Posted: 10/17/2016 8:04:00 AM

Pursuant to NCGS 143-318.12: The Pender County Planning Board public notice of the following:
The Pender County Planning Board shall hold a special public meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Pender County Hampstead Annex at 15060 US HWY 17, Hampstead NC from 8:30AM- 10AM to discuss standards to implement the Collector Street Plan.

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 9:12:00 PM


RALEIGH – As residents begin cleaning from Hurricane Matthewstate officials urge North Carolinians to take extra precautions to protect their health and safetySimple precautions can help prevent injuries and illnesses as well as pollution problems.

Injuries from falls are common after storms as residents climb ladders to repair roof or tree damage. Falls are among the leading causes of unintentional injury and death, according to state health officials.  Injuries can be prevented by following proper precautions when using ladders, such as having someone else steady a ladder when climbing.

Clean up workers may be susceptible to heat-related health problems from overexertion in high temperatures. Take frequent breaks to cool down and drink bottled water or other fluids to prevent overheating. Opening windows or using fans can help reduce heat stress.  Take care to avoid muscle strain when moving heavy items and debris. Flood-soaked items may weight much more than you anticipate.

If your home has been flooded, be careful when re-entering as flood waters may leave a coating of mud that makes floors and walkways slippery. If ceilings were damaged, wear a hard hat and safety glasses and avoid walking under sagging ceilings or bowed walls.  

People whose homes were flooded during the hurricane should assume everything touched by flood water is contaminated and should be disinfectedMost clean up can be done with household cleaning products.  The most important rule of clean-up work is to wash your hands thoroughly and oftenwear rubber gloves and, if possible, waterproof boots.

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 5:38:00 PM

Pender County residents who receive food stamps  who were impacted by the flood may receive assistance from Pender County Health and Human Services. 

“Flood victims who lost food purchased with food stamps due to flooding or power outages should visit the DSS for assistance,” said Carolyn Moser, director, health and human services.   “They may be eligible to receive replacement vouchers from the county.”

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 4:41:00 PM

Evacuees who need to relocate their horses and livestock should contact the Pender County Emergency Operations Center, according to the Pender County Office of Emergency Management.

“Residents in the flood-prone areas along the Black River Basin are under a mandatory evacuation,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Residents with horses and livestock who need to be moved to a safe location should call us immediately. We are working with rescue networks to assist.”

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 4:38:00 PM

Currently 26 roads are closed in Pender County, according to the Pender County Office of Emergency Management. 

“We know more roads will close,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Flooding in the Black River basin and the Northeast Cape Fear River closed major arteries, including NC Hwy. 53 and NC Hwy. 210.”

The following roads are closed: Aviator Lane, Englishtown Road, Meadow Beauty, Croomsbridge Road, Rockfish Lake Road, Old Maple Hill Road, Shelter Creek Drive, Willard Railroad Street, NC Hwy 53, Beatty’s Bridge Road, Whitestocking Road, Morgan Road, Battleground Road, Brinson Road, Crooked Run Road, Buckle Road, Canetuck Road, Heading Bluff Road, NC Hwy 210, Calidonia Creek, Shane Pridgen Road, Shaw Hwy, and Hwy 53 at Moore Hill.

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 3:16:00 PM

 Regional flooding and debris from Hurricane Matthew may bring a tide of scam artists who promise home repairs. Scam artists will leave property owners high and dry.

“In previous weather events, we have heard reports of home owners who paid deposits on materials and the contractor never returned to complete the work,” said Randell Woodruff, Pender County manager. “We have heard reports where contractors charged outrageous fees for trimming broken limbs and not cleaning away the debris.”

Pender County officials urge residents to beware of scam artists in the aftermath of the historic floods in the county.

“Local chambers of commerce in Burgaw and the Greater Topsail area represent local reputable businesses,” said Chuck Strickland, the director of the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce. “Residents requiring home repair can find contractors on our websites or on our downloadable app.”

Residents are also urged to be alert to scam artists who claim to be gathering donations for flood victims. Residents who want to donate should give through churches, civic organizations, and to the Gateway Community Church, 416 W. Bridger St. in Burgaw. The church is serving as a distribution center. For details call Pastor Ted Mercer at 910-604-0071.

Residents are urged to report scam artists to local law enforcement agencies.

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 7:10:00 AM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for the Black River Basin.

“The Black River is rising 3-5 inches per hour,” said Tom Collins, director of Pender County Emergency Management. “This is a mandatory evacuation. There are homes along the Black River that are already under water.”

“Residents west of Moores Creek National Battlefield, including all roads connecting to Canetuck Road, need to leave their homes and businesses now.”

The evacuation area also includes Borough Road and adjoining roads, Battleground Road and west of Blueberry Farm Road, Beattys Bridges Road and Ivanhoe Road.

“Evacuees may seek shelter at Malpass Corner Elementary or the Burgaw Middle School,” said Collins.

Malpass Elementary School is located at 4992 Malpass Corner Rd., Burgaw. The American Red Cross and Pender Health and Human Services are coordinating shelters. The shelter at Malpass Elementary School will open at 3 p.m. The shelter in Burgaw Middle School, 500 S. Wright St. in Burgaw, is a pet friendly shelter. Evacuees with pets should go to Burgaw Middle with proof of rabies.

“Residents should heed the mandatory evacuation,” said Collins. “The water is rising fast. We are looking a record flood levels, dating back to 1945.”

Pender County is under a State of Emergency.

Oct10 Posted: 10/10/2016 7:05:00 PM

Residents along the Northeast Cape Fear River and the Black River are urged to take precautions in the event of flooding.

“This is urgent. Flooding along the Black River is going to be historic,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Residents in areas that are subject to flooding need to take precautions now.”

Some areas along the Black River are already flooding. The Black River is rising faster than the Northeast Cape Fear River, at a rate higher than Hurricane Floyd.

According to the Pender County Emergency Management Office, water is rising on the Northeast Cape Fear River.

Oct9 Posted: 10/9/2016 9:39:00 PM

Pender County employees will report to work Monday for full operation on a normal schedule.

“Pender County government offices will be open Monday to provide services to our citizens,” said Randell Woodruff, county manager.

Woodruff said he understands a few of the county employees were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. He said employees who are without power or storm-related issues may utilize their personal leave.

“I commend our Emergency Management Office staff, the sheriff’s department, State Highway Patrol, American Red Cross volunteers, Pender EMS and Fire, and our county employees who manned the Emergency Operations Center during Hurricane Matthew,” said Woodruff. “They served our citizens in a time of disaster.”

Oct12 Posted: 10/12/2016 7:45:00 AM

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