Extend expiring jail pact 1 year, LR mayor urges

Redo plan costs cities more

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:40 a.m.

The mayors of the five largest cities in Pulaski County are leaning toward extending the current contract to fund the county jail rather than accepting County Judge Buddy Villines' proposal for a more expensive contract.

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Rescue of veteran and dog

Rocky, a Labrador retriever, enjoys a day at the park Wednesday with James Blanford of Searcy. The dog is trained to help Blanford cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

When James Blanford hooks a leash to his dog's collar, he's not just preparing for a walk. The 35-year-old for... Read »

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Hurricane spoiling East Coast's 4th of July

Jacque, left, and Jesse Carawan from Plymouth, NC brace against the stiff winds as they secure their beach trailer in anticipation of the coming of Hurricane Arthur on Atlantic Beach  Thursday,  July 3, 2014.  They just came down to secure the trailer from the storm; they were going home to Plymouth after they finished.  Hurricane Arthur is expected to have its greatest impact on the North Carolina coast late Thursday night/early Friday morning. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. -- A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Caroli... Read »