Agriculture

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

Sep 17, 2018

The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

Sep 17, 2018

Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Sep 16, 2018

Catastrophic flooding from Florence is spreading across the Carolinas, and the city of Wilmington is virtually cut off by the deluge

The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

Sep 16, 2018

The death toll from Hurricane Florence and its remnants has risen to 17 as officials say a 3-month-old died in North Carolina when a tree landed on a mobile home

Maine's rebuilt scallop fishery looks to year of more growth

Sep 15, 2018

Maine's scallop fishermen are looking at another year of conservative management, and members of the industry say that could be the best way to make sure the fishery continues rebuilding

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

Sep 14, 2018

A U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

Sep 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has begun to batter the Carolina coast, and she's not going away anytime soon.

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm

Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

Sep 12, 2018

Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact

Fed survey finds concerns about rising trade tensions

Sep 12, 2018

Federal Reserve survey finds rising concerns about impact of Trump trade policies on economy

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