WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- The fury of Hurricane Fran, which hit the Carolina coast last week, did not spare even inland produce growers. The storm dropped between six and 12 inches of rain in a matter of a few hours, said Michael Shaw, an agricultural extension agent at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension here. "I don't know what the actual damage is yet, but I know [growers] are hurt -- they've got to be," he said. "[Fran] blew everything down." North Carolina seems to have been hit ...

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