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FIRST ON 3: Pender County Health Director calls out County Commissioners in open letter

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video I’m in receipt of E-Mails sent out by David Williams and George Brown that attack the BOH and me. The emails are direct attacks on the BOH, personally and professionally, and suggest that somehow the health director is “running Pender County.” Full story...
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Committee wants embattled health director to keep position

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It could be deja-vu all over again for the Pender County Health Department. A special committee met Wednesday night to discuss a replacement for outgoing Health Director Jack Griffith. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ukrainian complaints just latest against Waves

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video More details tonight on a story you saw ONLY ON 3 involving some local Waves Surf and Sport stores. We've told you about the store in Surf City, which seems to be refusing to pay three Ukrainian exchange workers. Now we've found two other lawsuits filed against the store's owners. Full story...
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Ukrainian students file police report against store about pay

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video The group of Ukrainian women who claim they were never paid in full by their US employer are now reaching out to law enforcement. Full story...
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Surf City allows alcohol on beach

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videoA change to a Surf City town ordinance has many beach visitors tipping their cups and drinking alcohol on the sand without worrying about getting in trouble. The changes have people split. Full story...
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Ukranian students claim exploitation in job program

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videoThey traveled overseas for what they thought would be a memorable, fun experience in North Carolina. Instead a group of Ukranian students say they were forced to work more than 80 hours a week. Full story...
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Pender Health Dept. united?

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video The Pender County Health Department called an emergency meeting to discuss an interim Health Director and full-time replacement for Dr. Jack Griffith. Full story...
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WWAY/PENDER POST EXCLUSIVE: Griffith back to work Wednesday

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video Dr. Jack Griffith will return as Director of the Pender County Health Department on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with The Pender Post and WWAY, Griffith says he thought his time away from the department would help calm tensions. Instead, he says it only made things worse. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man convicted of third DWI after hitting woman and baby with truck

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videoA woman recovers from stage four cancer, then gets hit by a drunk driver, but it was not the driver's first offense. Peter Generelly has now been convicted of his third DWI. He hit Patti Rippel and her baby last August not even 24 hours after he bonded out of jail for his second DWI. Full story...
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85-year-old man graduates from college in hospital

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videoYou don't see many graduation ceremonies taking place at a hospital, but then again you don't see many 85-year-olds like William Hussey. Today, Hussey has just earned a college diploma. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender County Health Director retiring Sept. 30

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video After much controversy over the Pender County Health Department and claims of mismanagement, the health director is calling it quits. Full story...
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Small company makes big move

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Tank Fab in Rocky Point is transporting several large pieces of equipment to Hope, AR. The 160-foot-long equipment is used to preserve railroad cross ties. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two die in wreck on Hwy 421 in Pender County

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video Two people were killed in a wreck this morning on Highway 421 in Pender County. Investigators say they ran a stop sign and were hit by a tractor-trailer. Full story...
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Surf City

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The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing swimmer near the Surf City pier Sunday morning. Full story...
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Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing swimmer near Surf City

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A Surf City Fire and Rescue crew saw a swimmer struggling in the water about 200 yards from the pier, lost sight of the person and called the Coast Guard for help at about 8 p.m. Saturday Full story...
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