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Pender County News

Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department

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video An outside investigation confirms some employee complaints at the Pender County Health Department. The University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is shedding some light into what exactly the department needs to do to solve management problems. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Ukrainian women leave NC without pay

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The women left the Surf City area yesterday. The three say they never received their checks from the Waves Surf and Sports store in Surf City. Full story...
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State offers to foot the bill for suggested Pender County interim health director

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The Pender County Board of Health has had its fair share of ups and downs. Pender County got a visit from a Raleigh representative Wednesday night offering an interesting agreement to help bring some authority to the health department. Full story...
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Pender commissioners make Health Board change

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Pender County is looking for a new health department head, but the search to replace an outgoing Board of Health member was much shorter. Full story...
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Do you know David Joe Gadberry?

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His last known address is 545 Underwood Drive, Currie, NC. Mr. Gadberry is wanted by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle/Place for Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Full story...
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Hampstead golf course up for auction

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An area golf course maybe in the rough. According to public records the Olde Point Golf Club in Hampstead is set for foreclosure sale September 15. Full story...
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Topsail mayor says town, island dodged Earl's bullet

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Calm seas returned to Topsail Beach today, which helped kick off the holiday weekend. The dunes and beaches of Topsail Island managed to escape disaster from Hurricane Earl. Full story...
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Topsail Beach renourishment to wait for end of hurricane season

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Hurricane Earl and the rest of the hurricane season can have a huge impact on beach erosion. Topsail Beach is planning a big beach renourishment project at the end of the year, which is also the end of hurricane and turtle nesting seasons. Full story...
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Families, government leaders prepare for possibility of Hurricane Earl

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videoFor now it looks like the track of Hurricane Earl will take the storm just past our area. Still, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center are urging East Coast residents to be prepared for the hurricane and severe weather in case the storm track changes unexpectedly. Full story...
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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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