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Civitas Institute's Francis De Luca Loses Lawsuit Over Smithfield Foods Agreement

A Wake County judge ruled earlier this month against a lawsuit filed last year by Francis De Luca, the president of the conservative Civitas Institute, over a 2000 settlement between Smithfield Foods and the state attorney general to fund a multimillion-dollar experiment to find more sustainable methods of disposing of hog waste. The news was first […]

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Smithfield Foods plans $100M expansion, 280 new jobs

Smithfield Foods Inc. will invest $100 million in its pork-processing operations in Bladen County, creating 280 jobs. The project includes the construction of a 500,000-square-foot distribution center and the expansion of the plant’s cold storage capabilities. Smithfield’s Tar Heel facility, with 5,000 employees, is the largest pork-processing plant in the world.

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Flowers Foods to shut Triad plant, lay off 169

Flowers Foods will shut its Winston-Salem snack cake operations in early October, a move that will result in the layoff of 169 workers. The Georgia-based company cites outdated equipment and insufficient volume. The planned layoffs come after Flowers Foods announced last month plans to restructure and streamline operations. The company expects to incur closing-associated costs […]

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This Durham eatery made Bravo TV’s national list for foods ‘worth waiting for’

The Bravo TV network has named the fried fish at Saltbox Seafood Joint No. 4 on its list of “6 Foods Across the Country (and Peru!) That Are Worth Waiting … Click to Continue »

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