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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.

7-Eleven and Cook Out among new businesses planned for Leland

Three new businesses have been announced for the Town Leland.

Woman sues Kellogg Co. over strawberry Pop-Tarts

A New York woman is suing the Kellogg Co. over the fruit filling in its Pop-Tarts.

Gas prices have jumped $1.22 in the last year

Gas prices are going up, but that doesn't seem to be deterring drivers. Though gas now costs $1.22 per gallon more than it did a year ago, according to industry experts, the American public is still filling its tank.

On the table for Thanksgiving this year? Higher food prices

One thing U.S. consumers won't be giving thanks for on Turkey Day this year: the higher cost of food, and just about everything else amid sharply rising inflation.

“Buy it when you see it.” Retailers dread holiday shortages

Smaller retailers are bracing for the all-important holiday season. The global supply chain has been buffeted by a multitude of problems, from factories having to close due to COVID-19 surges, a lack of containers to ship items in, backups at ports and warehouses, and a shortage of truckers.

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.

Brunswick County’s second Chick-fil-A to open this week

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will be opening up another location in Brunswick County this week.

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies sickout

Southwest Airlines canceled several hundred more flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues.

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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.