The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding nine public hearings this month on proposed rule changes, the most controversial of which is proposed regulations for holding deer in captivity.
The hearings begin Tuesday in Bladen County and continue until Jan. 22, when a meeting is set for Smithfield.
The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County.
An 18-year-old Clayton man has been shot and killed at a house in Smithfield.
An independent audit of the town of
Smithfield's accounting system criticizes policies that auditors
say increase the likelihood of fraud.