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Hog Farm Faces Threat of Shut Down

Posted June 13, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Randolph County hog farm may be shutting its doors by day's end. The attorney general says he's obtained a court order to shut down N.G. Purvis farm.

Mike Easley says the farm is a public nuisance, and that it failed to comply with an earlier court order. N.G. Purvis is blamed for two hog waste spills.

Easley says he's sending a tough message and warning to farmers: they'll not be allowed to ignore regulations.