Catherine Lane

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A North Carolina based grocery store is limiting egg purchases to three cartons of eggs per visit. Due to the high price of eggs and people constantly hunting for bargains, the Matthews based chain has made the decision for the limit.

Harris Teeter  says your three cartons can include the Harris Teeter brand as well as other brands and right now the limits are for the Charlotte area locations only.  According to the Charlotte Observer, eggs on average nation wide  are around 4.29 a dozen.  To learn more get details right here.

So, what is going on here?  Why are eggs so expensive and why aren’t there as many of them?  According to  a Raleigh television station, farmers have a couple of battles right now.  They are fighting avian flu among their flocks and they are also battling inflation.  Fuel, labor, materials and feed have all gone up.  To learn more about the perils the farmers are facing check out the details here. North Carolina based Harris Teeter is limiting egg purchases.

I am very fortunate.  My next door neighbor (two acres over) has eight laying hens so she always has plenty of eggs to spare. The price of eggs and the trouble farmers are having with inflation and bird flu does make you think twice about having your own source for the protein rich food.

Why not just go out to eat?  Try this one for the best seafood ~

This North Carolina Restaurant Is The East Coast's Best Seafood Dive

When I think of a Seafood Dive I picture a hole-in-the-wall spot that you have second thoughts about even stepping inside, but it ends up being one of the best meals you’ve ever tasted. That’s why I was so excited when I came across this list from Ideal Living about the best seafood dive restaurants. I was even more impressed to learn that there is a North Carolina restaurant listed as one of the East Coast’s Best Seafood Dive restaurants. But I have to say after researching each of these restaurants, the term “dive” may be used graciously. The North Carolina spot, which is in Atlantic Beach, looks fantastic. But it also seems a little more high-class than your typical dive spot.

Other restaurants on this list are mainly congregated in the Northeast with one Florida spot making the list as well. All over fresh as can be seafood, cooking in local styles, and are immensely popular with tourists and locals alike. That’s the sign of a good establishment. You can read Ideal Living’s full article here or keep reading to see which North Carolina restaurant is the east coast’s best seafood dive. Have you stopped by there on vacation? I’d love to know how it is!