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Oct27 Posted: 11 hours ago

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration has added Pender County to the disaster declaration in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew that began Oct. 4.

“We’re in the recovery phase of this disaster,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.”

Oct25 Posted: 3 days ago

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management commended the residents of Pender County for generous donations to help flood victims along the Black River Basin.

“Residents have been generous,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Pastor Ted Mercer at Gateway Community Church needs volunteers to distribute donations in Atkinson and near the homes of our flood victims.”

Oct24 Posted: 3 days ago

Hurricane Matthew displaced families in Pender County. The Pender County Housing Authority is working to help local families.

“This is a situation of neighbor helping neighbor,” said Judith Herring, Pender County housing director. “We are creating a database of available rental units specifically in Pender County to provide short and long term housing for displaced families.”

Oct22 Posted: 10/22/2016 1:24:00 PM





Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 26

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

801 South Walker Street,  Burgaw, NC


Oct19 Posted: 10/19/2016 4:16:00 PM


The Pender County Office of Emergency Management announced county-wide storm debris pick-up will begin soon.

“Residents with vegetative debris should leave leaves, branches and tree limbs on the edge of the state right-of-way,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Please do not pile any debris under power lines or in a location that blocks vision of roadways.”

Collins said the debris clean-up is going to take time and he urged residents to be patient.

Oct19 Posted: 10/19/2016 4:14:00 PM

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management in cooperation with Gateway Community Church are requesting donations of packages of men’s, women’s, and children’s underwear.

“Gateway Community Church has been extremely helpful in the relief effort following Hurricane Matthew,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Pastor Mercer and volunteers have told us of the generosity of fellow Pender County residents.”

Oct19 Posted: 10/19/2016 8:28:00 AM

The Transfer Station is scheduled for temporary closures to complete site work, weather permitting on Nov. 2nd and Nov. 3rd.  If weather is an issue the temporary closure will be moved to Nov. 9th and Nov. 10th.  Please refer to the full notice attached to this hyperlink…..

Oct18 Posted: 10/18/2016 8:10:00 AM

On Friday, October 14, 2016, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a Hot Food Waiver in all 100 counties for Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina through November 14, 2016. This waiver allows any FNS recipient to purchase hot prepared food from Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)-authorized retailers anywhere in North Carolina.  Under normal FNS rules, hot food prepared for immediate consumption is not eligible for purchase at authorized retailers.

Oct18 Posted: 10/18/2016 8:07:00 AM

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the period for Food and Nutrition Services recipients to request replacement benefits to Oct. 28 if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to the hurricane.

Oct18 Posted: 10/18/2016 8:03:00 AM

 Governor Pat McCrory visited flood-affected areas in Craven and Pender counties today, and provided an update on the ongoing recovery efforts in response to flooding brought by Hurricane Matthew.
"The teamwork and preparation by officials in Craven and Pender counties has helped save lives. While our recovery efforts are going strong, we still have many people who need assistance," said Governor McCrory. "The good news is that most of the rivers have now crested and are currently receding, but we still have a long way to go."

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