Jones County http://publicradioeast.org en Drained Wetlands in Hoffman Forest http://publicradioeast.org/post/drained-wetlands-hoffman-forest <p>Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University’s 79,000 acre forest in Jones and Onslow Counties illegally drained wetlands.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s estimated that 6,700 acres of the wetlands in Hoffman Forest were impacted.&nbsp; Project Manager for the US Army Corp of Engineers Wilmington Regulatory Field Office Mickey Sugg says it appears excavating equipment was used to create ditches for water to exit the property.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:01:15 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37986 at http://publicradioeast.org Puppy Mills in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/puppy-mills-enc <p><span class="tease"><span>A bill will likely be introduced in the next couple weeks that will impose regulations on commercial dog breeders that sell directly to the public. The bill is part of a growing effort to put a stop to puppy mills in North Carolina. Groups, such as the American Kennel Club, and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Owners believe the legislation may affect responsible dog owners in a negative way. </span></span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:32:01 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7043 at http://publicradioeast.org Puppy Mills in ENC