Crews are on site today repairing a water main that caused a 20 foot wide sinkhole in Havelock. Jared Brumbaugh reports.
The incident occurred when a connection between an old water line and a newer pipe gave way around 7 pm last night. The sudden release of water created a sinkhole 20 feet across and 15 feet deep near the bridge on Pineview Street and Joe’s Branch. Public Information Coordinator with the city of Havelock Diane Miller says crews were at the site today pumping water from the problem area to initiate the repair.
This week on the Down East Journal, it's part one of a two-part feature focusing on migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina. We talk to the author of a study that found a third of camps where they live had contaminated drinking water. And, a new book by a Chapel Hill author examines the similarities and disparities in the lives of two pre-Civil War era soldiers in the book, "Two Captains From Carolina."