Carl Beard, who oversees the poultry shows and competitions at the N.C. State Fair, works in the poultry barn at the 2014 fair. Concerns over avian flu prompted the state to suspend public shows and sales of poultry starting in mid-August.
Carl Beard, who oversees the poultry shows and competitions at the N.C. State Fair, works in the poultry barn at the 2014 fair. Concerns over avian flu prompted the state to suspend public shows and sales of poultry starting in mid-August. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Carl Beard, who oversees the poultry shows and competitions at the N.C. State Fair, works in the poultry barn at the 2014 fair. Concerns over avian flu prompted the state to suspend public shows and sales of poultry starting in mid-August. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

NC to ban public poultry shows, sales to prevent spread of bird flu

June 12, 2015 08:25 AM