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Monday, March 31, 2008

Keeping bird flu away

News-Argus/Matthew Whittle With more than 32,000 turkeys in his six houses, third-generation farmer Billy Hardy of LaGrange is careful about making sure his investments stay healthy. For more information see Turkey health watch: Keeping bird flu away....

Program to target domestic violence

Domestic violence is a community problem, and it's not going away. If you don't believe that, says victims' advocate Milton Costin, "Just stop by Courtroom 6 any Monday." Costin, director of Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Program, said the courtroom is...

McCrory wants to change Raleigh's attitude

For Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory there are few differences between the needs of eastern North Carolina, the Triangle and the mountains. To him, he said as he traveled through Goldsboro Friday, it's all one state. "We're giving the same message...

Turkey health watch: Keeping bird flu away

Today, several years removed from the height of the avian flu scares in 2005 and 2006, state health and agricultural experts are confident that while the threat still exists, it has at least been minimized in North Carolina. In North...

Safety begins on farm, producers say

For Billy Hardy, a third-generation Lenoir County farmer, turkeys have been a way of life for the last 23 years, and he is not interested in that changing. "We used to grow tobacco, but I got out to focus on...

Lieutenant governor candidate promises help for middle class

Meeting with party leaders and supporters while campaigning in Goldsboro recently for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, Greg Dority is emphasizing the need to help the middle class. "The middle class folks are the ones who carry the state...

County likely to suspend landfill tipping fees to encourage cleanup

Meeting Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners is expected to declare April 26 "Amnesty Day" at the county landfill on Landfill Road in Dudley. That means that on that day tipping fees will be waived for county residents --...