Eric Lusk appeared in Surry County District Court Tuesday before a judge for the first time since his arrest on May 24.
The court date was set for Oct. 23. Nothing else transpired in district court Tuesday other than setting the next court date.
Lusk was arrested on May 24 with one felonious charge of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor (possession of child pornography), according to an Elkin Police Department release.
The charge stemmed from evidence seized from Lusk’s home on May 22 during the execution of a search warrant.
Lusk worked as a sports editor for The Tribune from 2006 to 2010. After leaving the paper, he started Lusk Media and continued to cover local sports through his Yadkin Valley Sports website and through Foothills Magazine.
Prior to his work with The Tribune, he worked at the Wake Weekly as sports editor, the Cary News as an education reporter and The Verde Independent in Arizona as sports editor.
The website is still up but has not been updated since May.