Spring is finally here… the weather is getting warmer, and strawberries are almost ripe for picking. Mid to late April is usually the start of strawberry season for our area, but some fields in eastern North Carolina are still several weeks away from being ready. In addition to a late start, news that virus infected plants may cause a drop in the number of local strawberries has some worried. We spoke with strawberry growers across eastern North Carolina this week to get an idea on the success of this year’s crop.
Tuscarora descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill. This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s. And, a great strawberry season is just around the corner. We speak with growers in eastern North Carolina about a pesky virus stunting some plants growth and how little impact the problem will have on yield.