School Successes and Challenges

by | Oct 13, 2021 | Education, Online Exclusives

Pender Education Partnership will hold its third annual State of Education and Economy event on October 21.

Pender Education Partnership (PEP), a nonprofit foundation established to enhance educational opportunities and assist public school educators, will sponsor the third annual State of Education and Economy on October 21.

“We welcome business leaders, our chambers of commerce, elected officials and parents of Pender County students to the State of Education and Economy,” says Tammie Parris, PEP President. “Our first two State of Education and Economy events were well attended.”

Pender County Schools

Dr. Steven Hill, superintendent of Pender County Schools, will update the community on successes and challenges facing the district. He will be joined by Cape Fear Community College President Jim Morton and Pender County Manager Chad McEwen.

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“Our community is experiencing rapid growth and it is important that we stay in tune with the growth of our schools and business community,” Parris says.

The event will be held at Salty Turtle in The Cove, and the Salty Turtle will offer tours of their facility. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served beginning at 5 pm. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and will conclude before 7:30 pm.

Want to go?
Third Annual State of Education and Economy
Thursday, October 21
Salty Turtle in The Cove, 103 Triton Lane, Surf City
Doors open at 5 pm, program runs 5:30 to 7:30 pm
To RSVP, visit the Pender Education Partnership website at or text or call (910) 274-2100.

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