Today is Thursday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2020. There are 350 days left in the year. On this date 10, 25 and 50 years ago, The Daily Advance reported:

In 2010, the North Carolina Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving named Currituck Sheriff’s Deputy Ernest Harris its Eastern N.C. Sheriff DWI Hero for 2009.

In 1995, the Humane Society was taking the final steps toward acquiring full responsibility from Currituck County for operating the Currituck Animal Shelter.

In 1970, local agriculture agent L.S. Lowery confirmed an outbreak of hog cholera in a herd of 81 animals in Pasquotank County.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. (Allied forces prevailed on Feb. 28, 1991.)