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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.

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.

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.

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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