Pender County Health Department
ONLY ON 3: Leaked personnel file shows dysfunction inside Pender Co. Health Dept.
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 4:15pm.

video The Pender County Health Department and Board of Health are in the midst of turbulent times. They can't find a permanent health director. Many of the board members have resigned in protest over personality conflicts. Now we're finding out just how dysfunctional the department has been the last 18 months.

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FIRST ON 3: Fifth member quits Pender Health Board; Brown responds to criticism
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 4:36pm.

video It seems the board can't get its act together. One leader says he's taking the blame for the board's issues.

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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. Health Dept. dentist quits
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 12/13/2010 - 1:17pm.

Dr. Michelle Holmes submitted her resignation to the Pender County Health Department Thursday. The department shared her resignation with the media today.

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Pender County Health Dept. struggling to find leadership ; Interim Director doesn't show up for work
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 5:58pm.

video The Pender County Health Department's slogan is "helping those in need." Recently it appears it's the Health Department that needs the help.

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Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 1:27pm.

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.

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State offers to foot the bill for suggested Pender County interim health director
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 10:05pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Pender County Health Director calls out County Commissioners in open letter
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 9:23am.

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.”

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Committee wants embattled health director to keep position
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Thu, 08/19/2010 - 11:58am.

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.

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Pender Health Dept. united?
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 12:27am.

video The Pender County Health Department called an emergency meeting to discuss an interim Health Director and full-time replacement for Dr. Jack Griffith.

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WWAY/PENDER POST EXCLUSIVE: Griffith back to work Wednesday
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 3:55pm.

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.

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