Saturday, February 16, 2019

Doggy Day Out: Program offers shelter animals freedom, socialization

February 16, 2019

From going for a walk in the park to having a Puppuccino, dogs at the Pitt County Animal Shelter are getting out of their kennels and experiencing a new leash on life as they experience a Doggy Day Out.   

The Doggy Day Out program allows county residents to take an adoptable dog on an…

Daddy’s brain sure comes in handy during finger therapy

February 16, 2019

I told the physical therapist that she had a motivated patient. And sure enough, I covered enough ground to end our weekly visits after just three.

On the scale for reasons to be in a physical therapy clinic waiting room, a hurt finger ranks low. Something about sitting there wearing an ace bandage…

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his…

Spring orchestra concerts a swan song for two conductors

February 15, 2019

After nearly 20 years of helping hundreds of young musicians fine-tune their skills, conductors of two of eastern North Carolina's youth orchestras are ready to pass the baton.

Greg Hurley, conductor of the Eastern Junior Youth Orchestra, and Wendy Bissinger, conductor of the Eastern Preparatory…

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