Anticipated Delinquency Intervention Funds for Pender County

Pender County anticipates allocation of funds from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Community Programs section in an amount of $153,959 for programs to serve delinquent youth and youth most at risk to become delinquent.  The Pender County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will be accepting proposals for the funding period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 from local government agencies and private non-profits with 501-c-3 status for the following services:

  • Mental Health (Mental Health Assessments, Treatment, & Psychological Assessments)
  • Community Service and Restitution
  • Teen Court
  • Interpersonal Skill Building
  • Vocational Skill Building

For a complete Request for Proposals and submission information, please contact Dee Turner, JCPC Chairman at 805 South Walker Street, P.O. Box 5, Burgaw, NC  28425, 910-663-3769 or

The deadline for submitting proposals is February 17, 2020 by 12:00 p.m.

Factory Road construction will close road for one week

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close SR 1570 (Factory Rd) at the intersection of US 17 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m., weather permitting in order to install a concrete median.

SR 1784 Dan Owen Dr to SR 1783 Safe Passage Way to SR 1570 Factory Road

“During this time, please use caution as crews will be working to safely remove the existing tubular markers and install a concrete median”, said NCDOT Engineer, Daniel Waugh. This permanent median provides more durability and less maintenance to promote the right turn only movement onto US 17N. Access will be restored as soon as possible, once the work is finished.

The NCDOT reminds motorists to STAY ALERT, use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits, and allow extra travel time.

For additional information regarding the dates and times of this closure, please visit and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Small fruit production workshop offered in Pender County

Small fruit production workshop offered in Pender County

BURGAW – Are you interested in growing fruit for your personal use or for sale? If so, this workshop is for you.

The workshop is set for Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Pender County Extension Office, 801 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. The cost of the workshop is $10 which includes lunch.

The morning session will cover which small fruit crops thrive in coastal North Carolina as well as the details you need to know to grow them successfully. After lunch, we will move outside for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Featured crops will be strawberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes and blackberries.

Workshop speakers include Bill Cline, an extension specialist who has extensive experience in the production and disease management of blueberries, muscadines, and strawberries, and Dr. Mark Hoffmann, from NCSU Horticulture Science Department. Hoffmann is the small fruit extension specialist and an assistant professor at North Carolina State University where he covers strawberry and grape production.

To register go to The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 23.

For more details call the Pender County Extension Office at 910-259-1235.

Does your dentist have wheels?

The Pender County Health Department’s Mobile Dental Clinic will be rolling into West Pender Middle School on Friday January 10th.. so schedule your appointment today!

Contact 910-471-3250 for more information

Need Internet? Take the survey on

ATMC, a cooperative based in Brunswick County, is seeking a grant to provide Internet service to Western Pender County. They need your input. They need your support by demonstrating how great the need is for reliable Internet in the Western portion of the county.

We urge all residents in Western Pender County to take the survey on

Watch this website, the Pender County Facebook page, and our local media for upcoming details.

Planning board meeting rescheduled

The January meeting of the Pender County Planning Board, previously scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan 22. The meeting will held in the Hampstead Annex Auditorium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please call 910-259-1202 for more information.

January Planning Board Meeting – RESCHEDULED

The January meeting of the Pender County Planning Board has been rescheduled from Tuesday, January 7th, to Wednesday, January 22nd. As was originally scheduled, this meeting with take place in the Hampstead Annex Auditorium and will begin at 7:00 PM. Please call (910) 259-1202 for more information.

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