Oyster farmers still recovering from damage via Hurricane Florence


    Oysters are popular at many restaurants in Eastern North Carolina. But they are in high demand after Hurricane Florence hit. (Nate Belt, NewsChannel 12 photo)

    They are an eastern North Carolina specialty.

    Oysters are on the menu all throughout our region. At the Boiler Room in Kinston, they are very popular. But what happens when a storm like Hurricane Florence comes through? It turns out one farmer's oyster crop took a major hit. That means businesses like the Boiler Room have to find other means of getting their oysters.

    NewsChannel 12's Nate Belt has more on this story. He spoke with Ben Knight, co-owner of the Boiler Room, along with oyster farmer Chris Matteo about what happened and what's next in the road to recovery. Click the above video to learn more.

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