19th Oct2012

Today in History – Oct. 19 – Thomas Jefferson accused
of having an affair with a slave

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1796 an easy pinned by “Phocion” later revealed to be Alexander Hamilton accused Thomas Jefferson, who was running for president of having an affair with a slave. While the name of the slave was not given it is commonly thought to be Sally Hemings.

19th Oct2012

Pender water plant to come online Nov. 1

by Ken Clarke

PENDER COUNTY – After years of planning and construction Pender County is on the verge of opening its own water plant.

19th Oct2012

Festival raises funds for Habitat

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – The combining of events has turned into a major success for one Hampstead charity.

18th Oct2012

Pender Commerce Park gets looks but no takers, yet

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – It has been seven years since Pender County began investing and developing land it purchased off Hwy 421 in hopes of attracting industry to the county, but so far potential clients have done little more than window shop as the park remains empty and still in need of amenities.

18th Oct2012

Lady Patriots win conference tournament,
host Hobbton in 1A playoffs on Saturday

by Lee Wagner

ROSE HILL – The chances that the volleyball teams from Pender and Lakewood High school could meet for a fourth time in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, which begin on Saturday, presents an interesting scenario – especially when you consider what has transpired the first three times – yes, three times – these two outstanding volleyball teams have met.

18th Oct2012

Pender manager looks to bring broadband
internet to the entire county

by Ken Clarke

PENDER COUNTY – What use to be a nicety has now, in many circumstances, become a necessity and that is broadband internet service a service that is severely lacking in Pender County, in particularly on the west side of the county, but Pender Manager Mickey Duvall is hoping to change that in the near future.

18th Oct2012

Lady Bulldogs fall to SWO, face James Kenan
in 1A state playoffs

by Lee Wagner

HOLLY RIDGE – For the first two games of last night’s volleyball showdown between Dixon and Southwest Onslow High Schools the tension reigned throughout the gymnasium as a pair of two-point decisions had the match deadlocked at 1-1 heading into what many coaches consider the critical game of any match outside of the fifth game – the third.

18th Oct2012

Today in History – Oct. 18 – US purchases Alaska

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1867 the US took possession of Alaska after purchasing it for $7.2 million from Russia. A breakdown of the land acquisition reveals that the US got 586,412 square miles of land equating to a purchase price of less than two-cents an acre.