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Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready denies investment in solar company he invested in

The North Carolina Republican Party is calling on Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready "to answer tough questions" about solar investments by a company he co-owns that are under fire for jobs allegedly lost to China and U.S. exposure to national security threats; a company he now denies investing in.

Congress should focus more on USMCA, less on 'partisan investigations,' Pence says during Union County stop

Democrats in Congress should focus more on the Trump administration's proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal and less on "partisan investigations" that "won’t create a single American job," Vice President Mike Pence said during a promotional stop in Union County this week.

Former Sen. Hatch tried to discourage Chinese pork deal in 2013 letter

With the world's leading pork producer reeling from more than half a billion dollars in damages through federal nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina, a 2013 letter from now retired U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch seems prophetic.

Embattled pork producer suing insurers to cover litigation losses

With damages from federal nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina surpassing the half-billion-dollar mark – fended off by the state's punitive cap – a major pork producer in piedmont and coastal counties has filed suit against its insurers.

Redundancy in food animal certification should be kept to minimum, Sampson County hog farmer tells state officials

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality needs to keep redundancy out of its annual food animal certification process, a Sampson County hog farmer said during a public input meeting in Duplin County last week.

Duplin County officials on opposite sides of livestock permit debate

It remains unclear whether two Duplin County elected officials will attend a public-input meeting in Statesville later today, after speaking out on opposite sides of an ongoing food-animal permit-renewal debate at a similar gathering last week.

DEQ to host forum on livestock permits tonight in Statesville

Local residents will have another opportunity this evening in Statesville to share their concerns about the ongoing food-animal-permit renewal process and other issues with North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials.

State GA, foreign 'integrators' must act on hog concerns, activist says

North Carolina's General Assembly needs to address long-standing issues caused by the state's hog and other food-animal industries, an environmental group's advisor said during a recent public input session in Duplin County.

Duplin County residents call for transparency, better reporting from livestock farms

Calls for greater accountability and concerns about the Cape Fear River's water quality were issued by members of two different environmental groups during a recent public input session about food-animal permit renewal in Duplin County.

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