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Pender moves ahead with plans for $44M jail, law enforcement ops center

The jail's administration building is located next to the jail, which only has 92 beds for inmates. (Port City Daily photo/Mark...

Early voting starts Thursday. Here’s all you need to know.

Early voting in the 2021 municipal election in the Cape Fear region begins Thursday, Oct. 14 and lasts through the end...
Plans for the industrial building were submitted to Pender County earlier this week for a 15-acre site in the center of Pender Commerce Park, land pictured here to the right (southeast) of Acme Way. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Pender prepares for major 421 utility extension, continues work on commerce park

Pender County is continuing its years-long efforts to attract industrial clients to the Pender Commerce Park. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
Pender County is looking to drill three wells at a cost of $375,000 to increase water supply in the Hampstead are by roughly 67 percent. The area is currently supplied by two water tanks; one, pictured, is just north of Topsail Middle School. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Highway 17 developments in Pender County resurrected after withdrawals months ago

The developments are back in Pender County channels after they were received negatively by planning staff earlier this year and withdrawn....

Pender County loses fire, EMS chief to Covid-19

PENDER COUNTY –– Pender County Division Chief Mark Covil died after a brief...
Pender County Schools Superintendent Steven Hill looks on as Chairman Don Hall speaks during a Board of Education meeting earlier this summer. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

More than 20% of year-round, mask-optional Pender K-5 school quarantined; PCS calls emergency meeting

Pender County Schools Superintendent Steven Hill looks at his calendar as PCS Board of Education Chairman Don Hall speaks at a...

The Agenda: This week in local government, July 12-16

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being...

The Agenda: This week in local government, June 28-July 2

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being...

Rolling the dice: Speculative industrial developments on the rise after decade-long dry streak

Construction is underway on the first building of the Wilmington Trade Center, a speculative industrial development with direct frontage on U.S....

Local municipalities grapple with legislature’s attempt to curtail tree-removal regulations

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. ––– Some local municipalities are opposing a bill that would take away local governments’ power to...