27th Nov2012

Former Pender employee gets postmortem honor

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – In life people too often don’t realize the positive effect they have on people. The appreciation felt by others is often expressed after they die and that was the case last week for former Pender employee Jimmy Fields, 67, who died on Sept. 10.

27th Nov2012

Today in History – Nov. 27 – The first crusade

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II calls for all European Christians to go to war with Muslims to reclaim the Holy Land, known today as the Middle East.

27th Nov2012

Pender’s numbers unchanged in US House Dist. 8 recount

by Ken Clarke

PENDER COUNTY – If a recount for the U.S. House seat in District 8 between Democrat incumbent Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger David Rouzer changes the outcome it won’t be because of Pender County.

27th Nov2012

2012-2013 Topsail Basketball Schedule

by Ken Clarke

2012-2013 Topsail Basketball Schedule

27th Nov2012

Onslow County Sheriff takes leave to care for injured wife

by Ken Clarke

ONSLOW COUNTY – An injury to his wife Jo has Onslow Sheriff Ed Brown taking a leave of absence from his duties as sheriff for the next four to six weeks.

26th Nov2012

Boys Scouts visit Pender commissioners

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – The Pender County Commissioners welcomed members of the local Boy Scout Troop 242 to their meeting last week in an effort for them to earn their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

26th Nov2012

Pender boys, girls striving for bounce-back seasons

by Lee Wagner

BURGAW – It has been the tradition at Pender High School where the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams seem to have alternating good teams, the girls consistently going to the 1A regional and state tournaments several years back, and the boys enjoying a state-title game visit a couple of seasons ago.

26th Nov2012

Today in History – The Great Diamond Hoax unravels

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1872 geologist Clarence King exposed one of the biggest diamond mind hoaxes in US history.