The Pender-Topsail Post & Voice is a locally-owned community newspaper serving Pender County. Known as the “Media of Record for the People of Pender County,” The Post & Voice is published weekly on Wednesdays and has a circulation of 5,000. The Post & Voice is the result of the merger of The Pender Post and The Topsail Voice on March 29, 2012. Previously, The Post, which had published since the 1970s, covered news primarily in western Pender County and The Voice covered eastern Pender and the beaches. The merger now gives Pender County a stronger community newspaper and its people one, strong voice. The newspaper’s main office is in Burgaw, N.C. with a sales office in Hampstead, N.C.
Pender County is fast-growing. It is not only a bedroom community for Wilmington and Jacksonville, it is also quickly developing a manufacturing, industrial and business base along and near the I-40 corridor. The county and its municipalities are funding infrastructure expansion, such as water and sewer service, which will ensure the county keeps pace with population growth. The Post & Voice covers all aspects of news with an emphasis on government reporting, education, economic development, sports, and profile features on some of the county’s often colorful people. It’s the kind of paper that people read cover-to-cover.
Whether it’s long-time Pender County residents, young families moving into new subdivisions, or retirees who are relocating in all areas of the county, The Post & Voice continues to grow to meet the needs of a community where residents still primarily get their news from journalists who know, understand and appreciate the readers they serve.
Editor/Publisher: Andy Pettigrew
Advertising/Design Director: Katie H. Pettigrew
Office Assistant/Legal Clerk: Michelle Charles
Brenda Todd/East Pender
N.H. Carter/West Pender
Sports: Bobby Norris
Staff Writers: Edith Batson, Bill Messer, Don Paxton
Contributing Writers: Ashley Jacobs, Tammy Proctor, Dr. Ray Mendenhall, Kimberly Fisher
Columnist: Jefferson Weaver