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Tar Heel plant should reopen Friday morning

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videoIt 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...
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Smithfield still cleaning up, workers waiting to go back

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videoThe 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...
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Thousands evacuated after ammonia leak at Tar Heel plant

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videoSmithfield 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...
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Tar Heel reacts as Smithfield shareholders approve sale to Chinese

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videoShareholders 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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Smithfield, Food Lion donate to Food Bank

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videoSmithfield and Food Lion donated 80,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. It will ultimately provide more than 300,000 meals to families in our area. Full story...
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Rep. Jones asks for Congressional hearing on Smithfield sale

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) wants a Congressional hearing on the planned sale of Smithfield Foods, Inc., to a Chinese company. Full story...
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Smithfield agrees to sale to Chinese firm

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video 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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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Smithfield posts first profitable year since 2008

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Smithfield Foods has recorded its first profitable year since 2008, when recession gripped the country, and posted record fourth-quarter profits as the world's largest hog producer was able to command higher prices. Full story...
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Poor third quarter earnings announced by Smithfield Foods

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Smithfield Foods, the leading pork processing plant in the country, just released their third quarter earnings. In the third quarter, Smithfield netted a loss of more than $100 million. Full story...
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