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US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries

An Idaho company that successfully brought genetically modified potatoes to the market announced an agreement Thursday to help a California-based plant breeding company grow strawberries they say will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers’ union

North Carolina’s only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says obstructs mostly Latino field hands organizing for better benefits and conditions.

NC State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to stay alert around agricultural areas

As our state’s vibrant agricultural industry becomes more present on the roadways this time of year, the State Highway Patrol reminds drivers of practices they can take to keep everyone safe.

Bladen Community College gets $30K donation to build greenhouse

Cape Fear Farm Credit partners with Bladen Community College to provide resources to build a greenhouse that will enhance its agricultural programs.

Port of Wilmington expands capabilities to support NC agriculture industry

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is expanding its capabilities to support the North Carolina agriculture industry through a partnership with Scoular.

COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs

Beginning Oct. 1, farmers markets operators and local food hubs can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Aid for Farmers Market Operators and Local Food Hubs program.

NC warns residents to not plant unsolicited foreign seed sent to them

North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources are advised not to plant these seeds.

Pick-your-own NC farm closes after positive COVID-19 tests

A pick-your-own strawberry farm in North Carolina has temporarily closed after laboratory tests confirmed eight workers tested positive for coronavirus.

NC strawberry growers adapt operations to COVID-19 restrictions

North Carolina’s strawberry season kicked off around the same time the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state.

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The Landfall Tradition to feature top collegiate female golfers

One of the country's top collegiate women’s golf tournaments, The Landfall Tradition, begins today at the Country Club of Landfall’s pristine Pete Dye Course near Wrightsville Beach. 

Store clerk robbed at gunpoint in New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery that took place Thursday morning.

Illinois hospital holds NICU Halloween costume contest

The littlest babies at Advocate Children's Hospital are part of a special Halloween costume contest.

Ceremony of Remembrance for the Lost Pilots of Smithville planned Saturday

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Pilots Association and to commemorate the milestone, and to remember pilots lost at sea, there is a special event and wreath laying planned in Southport.