Safe Halloween at Pender’s EMS and fire departments, Oct. 31

BURGAW –  Safety forces and Pender County are teaming up for a safe Halloween for local children.

Pender County EMS & Fire, Pender County Firefighters Association, Pender County Emergency Management, Pender County Tourism, and Pender County will host Safe Halloween Treats and Fire Trucks Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.

“Local fire and EMS stations will be open to our families with their little goblins for a safe trick or treat event,” said Woody Sullivan, Pender County EMS and Fire director.

Children will have the opportunity to explore a fire truck as well as get Halloween treats from our firefighters and emergency personnel.

The following locations will host Safe Halloween Treats and Fire Trucks:

  • Rocky Point VFD, 1425 Porters Lane Rd.
  • Station 21, 227 Scott Rd., Rocky Point
  • Station 16, 15840 US Hwy 17, Hampstead
  • Station 14, 19470 US Hwy 17, Hampstead
  • Topsail Beach Fire Department, 820 S. Anderson Blvd.
  • Station 23, 200 Wilmington Ave., Surf City
  • Surf City VFD, 100 Deer Run Rd., Surf City
  • Maple Hill VFD, 118 Old Maple Hill Rd. N, Maple Hill
  • Station 6, 89 Veach St., Willard
  • Penderlea VFD, 4005 NC Hwy 11, Willard
  • Shiloh VFD, 19170 US Hwy 421, Watha
  • Atkinson VFD, 110 N. First Ave., Atkinson
  • Station 29, 4849 US Hwy 421, Currie
  • Station 18, 11401 US Hwy 17, Scotts Hill

For more information call 910-789-0292.


Notice to: All #MH07-Middle Holly Precinct Voters

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 163A-1 045 the Pender County Board of Elections unanimously, adopted a resolution to emergency transfer, due to Hurricane Florence, for the purpose of voting in the

November 6, 2018 General Election

All registered voters in #MH07, Middle Holly, will go to the


Maple Hill Volunteer Fire Department

115 N Old Maple Hill Rd.

Maple Hill NC 28454


Other options for voting:

  1. Request Absentee-by-mail ballot on State Absentee Request form by Oct. 30
    Displaced voters may request that an absentee ballot be sent to the place they are staying, even if that is not their residence or mailing address.
  2.           One-Stop Early Voting (Oct. 17 -Nov. 3)
    Weekdays 7-7pm; 12noon- 5pm on Sunday, Oct 28; and 8-1pm Saturday, Nov. 3

During the early voting period, October 17 to November 3, voters may vote in person at any early voting site in their county of residence. Voters may not vote at a site located outside the county of their residence.

Sites are: Board of Elections; Pender County Annex Building; Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department; Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department; and Cape Fear Community College (621 NC Hwy 210E Hampstead location)

Polls are open Election Day, Nov. 6 at 6:30AM and close at 7:30PM

On Election Day, November 6, voters can only vote at their temporary polling site named above.

Questions can be directed to the Pender County Board of Elections office at (910)259-1220.

Effective 10/10/2018 Expires 11/16/ 2018 Notice 10/17/2018


Pender County Board of Elections
807 S. Walker Street • PO Box 1232
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425-1232
910-259-1220 • 910-259-1269 Fax

Medication Disposal Event October 27th, 2018!

The DEA’s next Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

In an effort to reduce the risk of misuse or accidental exposure to medications, including opioids and other prescriptions, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is scheduled to have a free medication disposal event throughout 6 counties, with 17 drop-off locations.

Pender County will have 4 drop-off locations for the event:
1. Pender Memorial Hospital
2. Island Family Medicine
3. Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc.
4. Black River Health Services (Maple Hill)

Please click the link to view event flyer for more details!

Hurricane Cleanup- Fact Sheets on Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint


Here are fact sheets from the NC Department of Health and Human Services on how to protect yourself and the environment from asbestos and lead-based paint exposure during emergency cleanup of debris.

Please be aware and share the DO’S and DON’TS regarding asbestos and lead-based paint!

Distribution of hay and feed

The Eastern NC Equine Emergency Assist, 4101 Blue Clay Rd. in Castle Hayne, is distributing hay and feed for family pets and large animals on Saturday. This is the second Saturday they are distributing items to help families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Our Animal Shelter Manager Jewell Horton will be on site.

Report significant storm damage before tax re-evaluation

BURGAW –  The Pender County Tax Department is finalizing the 2019 Pender County re-evaluation. Tax values will be effective January 2019. The tax office is attempting to capture significant storm-related damages that have occurred during Hurricane Florence.

“We need our property owners in Pender County to report damage to us,” said Justian Pound, Pender County Tax Assessor. “If we know about damages now we will attempt to reflect those damages that are still affecting property as of January 1. We know our properties have been impacted across the county, so please contact the tax office at 910-259-1221.”

Pound said the 2019 evaluation notice would do the department’s best to reflect damages. However, residents will always have the right to appeal that notice. Instructions for appeal will be included in the 2019 valuation notice.



Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected the week of September 26th, 2018, slightly elevated levels of iron and manganese have been detected in portions of the distribution system. This may lead to slight variations in color of slightly yellowish to slightly brown.

The water is still safe to drink and meets all drinking water standards.

What causes the release of iron and manganese in the water mains?

In conversation with NC DEQ officials and other public water supplies that use the Cape Fear River as the raw water source to their Water Treatment Plants, they have seen this type of release after previous flooding events.

It can be attributable to increased iron and manganese in the source of raw water (Cape Fear River) associated with Hurricane Florence, elevated river water temperatures and increased water demands in the distribution system.

It is advisable to not wash white linens if you have discolored water at your tap.

The water color is expected to return to normal within the next few weeks.

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