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Smithfield Foods Inc. is the world's largest hog producer and hog processor. Martin discusses the move to bring a union to the Smithfield Packing Plant near the town of Tar Heel in Bladen County. This battle between Smithfield Foods Inc. and the Washington, D.C.-based United Food and Commercial Workers International Union over this plant has been going on for nearly sixteen years.
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse is now considered a decisive battle of the American Revolution. The fateful meeting between Major General Nathanael Greene and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis occurred on March 15, 1781, just seven months prior to Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown. Each year, 300 to 500 reenactors partake in the reenactment of this battle at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.