ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"
The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex."Full Story »
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.Full Story »
We've now posted a longer version of the Scott Slocum video that we originally aired on Wednesday night. Slocum explains his side of the story on a disorderly conduct charge that led to his dismissal as Trask basketball coach.Full Story »
Administrators in Pender County have pulled a quick about face with a school principal. The Pender County Board of Education announced today it has reinstated Marcus Skipper as principal of Topsail High School effective immediately.Full Story »
With the severe drought in southeastern North Carolina, farmers are getting hit pretty hard. Above normal temperatures and rainfall deficits in the area mean bad news for local crops. According to NCDrought.org, 17 coastal counties are currently experiencing a severe drought.Full Story »
Rodney Orr has been named the boys basketball coach at Trask High School. After two seasons as Gary Battle's assistant at Pender, Orrr is now a head coach again. Previously he served as the Topsail boys basketball head coach.Full Story »
Pender County schools superintendent Allison Sholar has resigned to take a job as the superintendent of Currituck County Schools.Full Story »