Conetoe, population 365, is a small town on the eastern edge of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Edgecombe has the highest rate of diabetes of North Carolina’s 100 counties, and it ranks 96 in overall health outcomes. The congregation of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church witnessed this health epidemic on a weekly basis, as well as […]
Reverend Eddie McNair, of New Life Agribusiness Center, points out future pastureland for chicken, hogs, and sheep.It’s not too common that someone moves back to northeastern North Carolina to farm. And it’s even more unusual when instead of growing the region’s big crops of cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, and tobacco, he or she starts to grow produce with their congregation for a retail market.