Pender Public Schools accomplished something remarkable last week when it was named a National Blue Ribbon School during a dramatic announcement that was really fun to watch unfold. As one of just 347 among about 140,000 schools in the nation, it’s a unique and rare accomplishment. The students and staff exploded with joy, and I doubt any of them will ever forget that moment.
The irony of National Anthem protests not any less a year later
The National Anthem — and how some influential athletes are treating it — is once again in the news after President Trump heavily criticized players who take a knee or otherwise protest at the starts of contests, and NFL teams have reacted.
New look for your Pender Times comes at a time of great change
Pender has been getting a face lift over the past year or two with large construction projects underway all over the community. After more than eight years of publishing The Pender Times, it seemed like there was no better time than to also give the newspaper a new look with a nod to all that is going on here.