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Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

Gov. Bev Perdue says she's never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide.

Feast DownEast focuses on local farms

videoThe Feast DownEast is working to build a sustainable local economy by supporting the efforts of local farmers and their produce. Today, the organization held a conference to meet with farmers and buyers to educate both on how they can have a brighter future.

NC ag commissioner to tout state’s Christmas trees

With halls about to be decked and bells ready to jingle, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is ready to talk about the final touch for Christmas.

US Ag Secretary visits Bladen County

video Political visit or not, local farmers got the chance to meet with someone who directly affects their lives. The US Agriculture Secretary met with farmers in Bladen County today to talk about the future of agriculture and promote rural development.

Weather ups and downs delay strawberry crop

video A wacky winter and now a wild spring are giving North Carolina strawberry farmers a strange season. The state Agriculture Department says the season is shaping up to be a big one, but farmers in our area say it's starting late.

Poplar Grove hopes to creates buzz about beekeeping

You may not realize it, but the beekeeping industry is a necessary business.

Farmers markets helps “Buy Local” push

videoEvery Thursday morning vendors set up a farmers market at the Waterford Shops in Belville. But today was a little different, with an increased focus on buying local.

Century farms honored

Thirty-two farming families joined a unique statewide program Friday. They became part of the North Carolina Century Farm Program, a group of 1,600 farms across the state who have been owned or operated by the same family for at least a century.

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Clean Eatz hosts its annual national convention in Wrightsville Beach

Today, one Wilmington based business, that has grown to have franchises across the country, wrapped up its annual convention in Wrightsville Beach.

Local church in Wilmington helps feed the homeless population through its lunch bag program

One local church in Wilmington is continuing to serve the homeless population through its lunch bag program, after seeing an increased need during the pandemic

NHCS holds a job fair to fill a number of openings within the school system

New Hanover County Schools currently has numerous openings around the area, and held a job fair this weekend in an attempt to fill those roles. 

Dozens of volunteers spend the morning planting a community garden at Greenfield Lake

Dozens of volunteers turned out Saturday to plant a community garden of leafy greens and root vegetables at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington.