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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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Hair clip changes girl, family forever

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videoIt was a freak accident, but one that will likely have life-long affects. A five-year-old girl from North Topsail Beach fell with a sharp ponytail holder in her hair. She now has traumatic brain damage. Full story...

Battlefield provides history lesson

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video Moores Creek National Battlefield in Pender County not only represents a piece of history, but a vital part of our community. Full story...
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