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Oct8 Posted: 10/8/2016 11:05:00 PM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management, with the cooperation of the Pender County Health and Human Services and American Red Cross, opened two shelters at Topsail Elementary and Burgaw Middle schools.

“We are pleased residents are utilizing our shelters,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “As of now we have 32 occupants in Topsail and 87 in Burgaw. We anticipate as the rain and wind increase more people will voluntarily evacuate.”

The shelters have a capacity of more than 150 per location. Coastal residents and residents in flood-prone areas may evacuate today. Residents in unsecured manufactured housing may also seek.

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Oct8 Posted: 10/8/2016 11:03:00 PM

Even though Hurricane Matthew has passed, Pender County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to be proactive.

“The eye of Hurricane Matthew has passed Pender County, but residents need to remain vigilant,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We are dealing with new challenges after the storm.”

With flash floods and power outages in Pender County, Collins recommends that residents continue to listen for updates and special instructions. Residents who voluntarily evacuated should not return home until local authorities indicate it is safe.

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Oct8 Posted: 10/8/2016 10:36:00 PM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to stay off the roads tonight.

“Trees have toppled. Power lines are down. There are numerous road closures and high water on the roadways,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We need everyone to stay off the roads.”

The Pender County EMS and Fire have currently suspended action due to treacherous roads on the west side of Pender County.

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Oct7 Posted: 10/7/2016 3:19:00 PM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management will open two shelters today. Topsail Elementary and Burgaw Middle schools will open at 6 p.m.

“We are continuing to track Hurricane Matthew,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We are working with Pender County Social Services and American Red Cross to provide shelters.”

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management recommends residents seek shelter. Residents adjacent to coastal waters and in flood-prone areas should seek shelter. Residents in unsecured manufactured housing may also seek shelters at Topsail Elementary School or Burgaw Middle School. 

Voluntary evacuations are underway in Surf City and Topsail Beach.

Burgaw Middle School is a pet-friendly shelter.

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Oct7 Posted: 10/7/2016 3:16:00 PM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urges all residents to stay off the roads as Hurricane Matthew impacts the region.

“We are continuing to track Hurricane Matthew,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We are anticipating flash floods, road closures, heavy rains, toppled trees, and possible power outages.”

Each year flooding causes more deaths than any other weather hazard. Most of these drownings could be prevented if people better understood the force and power of rushing floodwater, according to FEMA. Whether driving or walking, save your life, and the lives of your children and other family members or traveling companions.

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Aug29 Posted: 8/29/2016 1:23:00 PM

HAMPSTEAD – The northern segment of the proposed Hampstead Bypass will be included in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) draft 10-year transportation plan.

“The Pender County commissioners have been strong advocates for the Hampstead Bypass,” said George Brown, chairman, speaking on behalf of the board of county commissioners. “This has been a number one priority for our board of commissioners for many years.”

This week’s NCDOT’s announcement to include the northern sector of the US Hwy 17 Hampstead Bypass from NC Hwy 210 to US Hwy 17 north of Hampstead was welcomed news to county officials.

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Jul28 Posted: 7/28/2016 3:08:00 PM

BURGAW – Pender County recently unveiled a new marketing brand and a new tagline, “Find Your Treasure.”

 

“Pender County is diverse,” said Randell Woodruff, county manager. “We knew it would be a challenge to find a comprehensive design that included our vast agriculture and coastal lands.”

 

Ford Design Group, based in Wilmington, created a design that encompassed all of Pender County.

 

Greg Ford and Foster Barker used the shape of a pin-drop, similar to the drop pins used in mapping software to indicate “this is your destination.” The pin-drop, a carapace of a sea turtle, contains the rich agricultural fields, a bright sun, and the sky is also a wave.

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May12 Posted: 5/12/2016 12:59:00 PM

Is it time for your Annual re-examination of Eligibility? Do you need to report a change for your household? The forms you need may be available on-line. You can shorten your appointment times by completing forms in advance and bringing them with you!

As always, make sure the forms are complete by answering ALL questions as they apply to your family. Don't forget to bring all of your required supporting documentation to your forms.

REMEMBER: Families must report changes in their household circumstances within 10 days of the change.

Please check our available forms by clicking here.

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