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Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:56pm.READ MORE:
It looks like factory workers at the Smithfield plant in Tar Heel won't be headed back to work until tomorrow. The pork packing plant has been shut down since an ammonia leak Tuesday morning. Full story...
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:34pm.READ MORE:
The latest on the Smithfield ammonia leak. The world's largest pork production plant still is not producing anything after yesterday's incident. Smithfield representatives say all safety checks for factory machinery and equipment was up-to-date. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:59pm.READ MORE:
Smithfield Foods says it is working with local emergency agencies to determine the cause of an apparent ammonia leak at its packing plant in Tar Heel in Bladen County, a company spokeswoman said. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:24pm.READ MORE:
Shareholders have approved the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company. The buyout comes amid food safety problems in China, and its impacts could be felt in our area. Full story...
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Submitted by Jayne Dees on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 3:45pm.READ MORE:
Bladen County is the home to the world's largest slaughter house. Soon it could be owned by a foreign company. Full story...
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Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 3:32pm.READ MORE:
Polls are open, but the ballots are empty in one Bladen County town. None of Tar Heel's 117 residents filed to fill three town council spots and the mayor's office. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 9:43pm.READ MORE:
The deadline to run for municipal elections has ended and one community will have a blank ballot come November. The small town of Tar Heel in Bladen County has no one running for mayor or any of the three council positions and the deadline for municipal filings has not been extended. Full story...