It was a big day for a local company that's been trying to get a special award for the past couple of years.
After a lot of hard work, Berry Plastics, a manufacturing plant in Ahoskie has landed itself a Carolina Star. That means the company goes above and beyond the normal safety criteria, making it an extremely safe place for employees to work. The honor is handed out by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Wednesday the company put up their flag and celebrated the award.
Employees we spoke to say, safety is extremely important to the company and they're honored to have that flag flying in front of the Ahoskie facility.