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Pender County Health Department

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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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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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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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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Second review finds issues at Pender Health Department

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The review is part a larger assessment requested by the Pender County Board of Commissioners after they received multiple complaints from employees. Full story...
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Criticized Health Director fires back

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video Much of the 13 pages of Health Director Jack Griffith's response was concealed to protect personnel. In it he calls the independent review of the Pender County Health Department biased and unsubstantiated. Full story...
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Review pinpoints Pender Co. Board of Health problems, members fight over results

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video A health department divided. That's how an independent review described the Pender County Health Department. Monday night the Pender County Board of Health held a special meeting to discuss the report sparked by employee allegations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Inside the Pender County Health soap opera

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video Pender County Commissioners have asked an independent agency to conduct a review of the Health Department. Now a letter from health director Jack Griffith with comments targeted at one commissioner may have gone too far. Full story...
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Questioning the Pender County Board of Health

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Pender County Health Department employees say administrators ignored notices that some employees were using drugs, violating confidentiality and not properly training workers. After hearing the complaints, commissioners asked for an investigation. But now there are some questions about the board appointed to monitor the health department and Dr. Jack Griffith. Full story...
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More drama at the Pender County Health Department

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video Members of the Pender County Board of Health and the County Commission have decided to heighten an investigation into the health department. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Manager narrows down possible health dept. investigators

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An update to a story you saw First on 3: The Pender County Manager has found two agencies that could investigate the county's health department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA wants to see Pender Health Dept. investigation

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video District Attorney Ben David says once a county investigation into the Health Department is finished, he wants to see if there were any crimes committed. Full story...
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