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North Carolina farmers see hemp as next big cash crop

The 2018 Farm Bill, passed in December, removed hemp from the list of controlled substances. Since then, hundreds of North Carolina farmers are looking into growing the plant.

Farm bill attempts to aid North Carolina hemp production

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and a key legislator say proposed rules for hemp production will help position North Carolina farmers to compete and thrive in the emerging industry.

Officials seize 1 million pounds of pork amid virus concerns

Federal authorities say 1 million pounds of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port.

North Carolina farms concerned about impending return to cold weather

Farmers in North Carolina are worried about the current spell of warm and wet weather and an impending return to winter-like temperatures next week.

Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country

The winter is usually a slow time for most farmers, but one Burgaw farmer said this past winter was especially hard.

Farmer hopes for luckier 2019 after soggy 2018 cuts collard green crop

If you're looking to ring in the new year in the traditional southern fashion - with collard greens and black-eyed peas - you might have some difficulty.

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.

$240 million agriculture disaster assistance available to farmers

Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Cooper unveils $1.5B Florence aid package, seeks $750M now

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper asked state legislators Wednesday for $750 million toward a proposed long-term $1.5 billion Hurricane Florence recovery effort, with an early focus on housing, farms, business and schools.

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Battleship hosts night-long ghost hunt

This weekend, paranormal investigators met at the North Carolina Battleship for celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day.

Multiple injuries in traffic accident in Southport

The accident happened on Long Beach Road near Faith Boulevard. Fire and EMS are treating those injured.

Swimmer drowns in Surf City

Advanced life support was administered from Pender EMS and Fire and the Surf City Fire Department, but the victim did not survive.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.