Feds start working almost $22 million to create high-speed internet to rural Pender PENDER COUNTY — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue arrived during the Pender Commerce Park on Friday morning for the statement of the $21.6-million grant to roll down fiber that is high-speed internet to a lot more than 6,853 domiciles in Pender County — addressing significantly more than 1 / 2 of Pender County’s roughly 930 square kilometers. The grant had been granted to Shallotte-based cooperative Atlantic…