Pender County

Pender County, North Carolina

PO Box 5
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-1200
Fax: (910) 259-1402

On the southeastern shore of NC, north of Wilmington; organized Feb 16, 1875 from New Hanover County. Name Origin: For Gen. William Dorsey Pender (1834-63), officer in the Confederate Army killed at the Battle of Gettysburg

Area (sq mi):: 932.64 (land 870.67; water 61.97) Population per square mile: 53.30
Population 2005: 46,429 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 13.00%; 1990-2000 42.40% Population 2000: 41,082 (White 71.70%; Black or African American 23.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,882; median household $35,902; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,242-$21,489
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Video of a tornado passing near Pender County Fire Station 18 along Highway 17 near Sidbury Rd.
Captain James Rowell from the Pender County Sherrif's office states that it is an active scene, as movement to or from the school has been restricted.
EST - Shortly after law enforcement responded to reports of an active shooter in Topsail High School in Pender County, Hampstead, North Carolina, Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins confirmed to local news network( WRAL  there was no shooter on the school campus and the noise of a gunfire could have been that of an equipment malfunctioning on the roof of the building.
A week out it was obvious how fortunate New Hanover County was in comparison to Pender County due to the river systems and record flooding.
The rescue group is assisting the Pender County Humane Society.
Local authorities reported a death in Pender County when downed trees prevented emergency units from reaching a woman with a medical condition.
A woman in Pender County who had a medical condition also died.
A woman died of cardiac arrest in Pender county after emergency responders were blocked by down trees, Assistant County Manager Chad McEwen said.
A highway in Pender County, north Carolina, was strewn with huge amount of cookie dough after the delivery truck's door came open on Tuesday.
He was hunting with his father in Pender County, North Carolina.
Duke Energy and Cape Fear Community College (N.C.) announced a $147,592 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation to establish certified metal inert gas and tungsten inert gas welding training programs at CFCC's Burgaw Center in Pender County. Grant funds will be used to outfit a new welding lab at the Burgaw Center, including purchasing specialized equipment and modifying the facility.
Lucas Gillispie, a gamer and instructional technology coordinator at Pender County Schools (NC), would prefer that all educational activity take place in the world concocted in the game.