Neuse News' top stories from December 2018
Publisher’s note: Neuse News began a soft launch on June 13, 2018 and two weeks later began a full digital publication to include the Neuse Newsletter, online stories, and social media links and videos. As we look back at 2018, we’re sharing the top five stories from June through December. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for subscribing. And, thank you for allowing us to help tell our community’s story.
#5 Stroud sworn in as Lenoir County Clerk of Superior Court
by Neuse News
Dawn Stroud was sworn in for her fifth term as Clerk of Superior Court while surrounded by her family. Stroud was first elected Lenoir County Clerk of Superior Court in 2002.
#4 Sutton named chair of Lenoir County Commissioners
by Junious Smith III
The end of the year often brings changes to our local communities and local governments. Lenoir County is no different.
Linda Rouse Sutton was named the chair of the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners for 2019. Likewise, Roland Best was appointed vice chair.
#3 Baron and the Beef reopens doors
by Junious Smith III
For such a small community as we are, we have lots of iconic restaurants to eat. Many of the restaurants have achieved legendary status and attract people from miles around.
One of these restaurants, the Baron and the Beef, was damaged during Hurricane Florence. Three months after the storm shut the popular eatery down, it has reopened to a happy, hungry public.
#2 My Emma now rests beyond the sunset
by Reece Gardner
No matter who we are, the one thing that all of us will experience is the ending of our lives. We will deal with the death of ones that we love as well as having to face our own life’s inevitable conclusion one day.
In this heartfelt and touching piece, Neuse News Columnist Reece Gardner puts his emotions to his pen and remembers his beloved wife of 58 years, Emma, who has recently passed. This loving tribute is sure to stir anyone’s soul.
#1 Tractor trailer submerged in Neuse River and driver is missing
by Bryan Hanks
The top story of December focused on an accident on Highway 70 near Skinner’s Bypass. A tractor trailer ran off the road and the cab was submerged in the Neuse River. Divers came in to search for the driver, who has yet to be found. Rescuers had to deal with rain and darkness in their efforts to find the driver.
In the two articles, one being an update, Bryan Hanks writes about the efforts to reopen the road and to find and save the missing driver of the vehicle.
Read the update: https://www.neusenews.com/index/2018/12/10/update