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The rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Florence caused about 109,200 gallons of untreated wastewater to spill into tributaries to Holts Lake and the Neuse River in Johnston County. As of 5 p.m., the wastewater was still flowing, according to a Johnston County statement to the news media.
The Phillips family stocks its produce stands with as many local products as possible, like these peaches, which are grown about 5 miles from their Pikeville location. Aubrey Phillips, 2, gets a taste of a freshly cut watermelon, grown in Wayne County, that her grandfather is putting out for samples at the Country Fruit Stand.
A crowd witnessed the gruesome scene outside a Selma, NC hotel after a woman drank a potentially lethal amount of alcohol and got behind the wheel of a pickup truck, according to police. Police said the woman left a small, dark-haired puppy tied by a leash to the bumper of the truck and dragged the dog to death before crashing into a U-Haul box truck in the parking lot of the Knights Inn on Graham Street on the evening of July 5. Gloria Denise Mitchell, 45, of 105 G-Long Drive, Garner, was charged with felony cruelty to animals, DWI, and careless and reckless driving.
A Garner woman is charged with animal cruelty after tying a puppy to a truck and driving around in a Selma parking lot until it was dead earlier this month, according to Selma police. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on July 5 at the Knights Inn at 100 Graham Street, police said.
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