Pender accepts bid from Burgaw company for medical examiner services

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County commissioners have hired a new medical examiner for the county.

Pender used Wilmington Mortuary services as their medical examiner until they found out the person in charge of transporting bodies is a sex offender.

From there, commissioners began searching for replacements.

Tuesday night, commissioners agreed on Debnam Services out of Burgaw.

After the contract is drawn, it will be placed back on the agenda for final approval.

County Manager Rick Benton said commissioners hope to get things started by April 3.

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