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NC farmers start euthanizing 1.5M chickens amid pandemic

Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants are forcing North Carolina farmers to euthanize 1.5 million chickens, according to a state official.
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Popular BBQ joint runs out of brisket amid meat shortage

The shortage of meat is extending beyond grocery stores to some of North Carolina’s BBQ joints.
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Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed ‘bellies and souls’

What began as an effort by Whitney Rutz to cheer herself up ended up lifting the spirits of many others - one giant cinnamon roll at a time.

Columbus County farmers market to open for season on Saturday

Columbus County Community Farmers Market will officially open for the 2020 season on Saturday, May 2.

Stopping virus a huge challenge at crowded US meat plants

Dozens of U.S. meat-processing plants have been forced to close temporarily as the industry struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus among employees who often stand side-by-side while cutting and packaging beef, pork and poultry.

Chipotle agrees to record $25 million fine over tainted food

Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the U.S. from 2015 to 2018.
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Lifepoint Church gives out 500 bags of free food to community

A local church is handing out hundreds of bags of food to the Cape Fear community. It's happening until 11 a.m. Thursday.

10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West

A pair of so-called apple detectives has rediscovered 10 apple varieties in the Pacific Northwest that were planted by long-ago pioneers and had been thought extinct.

DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch the America’s Food Fund, which has raised $12 million for communities impacted by the coronavirus.

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