NC Quarantine Area for the Imported Fire Ant Expanded

December 8, 2016

By Phil Wilson, NCDA &CS Plant Industry Division The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is expanding a quarantine for the imported fire ant for the entire counties of Catawba, Northampton, Rowan and Rutherford, […]




2017 Sundance Film Festival to Include 100+ Films

December 5, 2016

Film Festival Competition and Next Lineup Announced Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with their November 29, 2016, announcement of the 66 […]




NC Agritourism Farms Hosting Fun Holiday Activities

November 30, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016 By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Farms across the state are opening up to visitors for the holidays, offering choose-and-cut Christmas trees, winter hayrides, visits with Santa and other fun activities. “Agritourism is a […]




Waste-to-BioGas Plant Starts Charlotte NC Operations

November 29, 2016

Edited by Kay Whatley Blue Sphere Corporation, an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) announced November 23, 2016, that the Anaerobic Digestion facility that it has been developing in Charlotte, North Carolina, has received confirmation that Duke Energy […]




NC Symposium Examines Human-Animal Health Connections

November 21, 2016

One Medicine Symposium Returns for 13th Year Dr. Anna Allen, NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division Veterinarians, physicians and other health professionals will gather in Durham next month to learn more about the intersection of human and animal […]




Fayetteville NC Company Recalls 237,891 Pounds of Pork BBQ

November 17, 2016

Morty Pride Meats, Inc. Recalls Pork Barbeque Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Released by Veronika Medina, fsis.usda.gov Morty Pride Meats, Inc., a Fayetteville, North Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque […]




NCDA&CS Awards Specialty-crop Block Grants

November 16, 2016

Grants Selected will Support Agricultural Research, Marketing By Sarah Pearce, NCDA&CS Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services awarded 11 federally funded specialty-crop block grants for 2016, covering agricultural […]




Knightdale Firemen Assist in NC Wildfire Efforts

November 15, 2016

By Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale NC On Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 3pm, the North Carolina State Emergency Operations Center put out an immediate request for 100 FEMA Type I Engine Companies and Brush […]




Buy NC Pecans for Your Holiday Cooking

November 10, 2016

NCDA&CS Encourages Consumers to Support North Carolina Pecan Growers This Holiday Season By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS November is Pecan Month in North Carolina, which usually signifies the busiest time of year for growers ahead of the […]




Old Fashioned Christmas Coming Up in Taylorsville NC

November 6, 2016

By Gina Kay Honosky, Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. Get ready for three days of shopping and getting into the holiday spirit with the second annual Old Fashioned Christmas event in Taylorsville, North Carolina (Alexander County). Old Fashioned Christmas is […]




Flotilla, Fireworks, and Airlie Gardens Launch Carolina Holidays

November 4, 2016

Released by Janine Powell (Enchanted Airlie), Linda Brown (North Carolina Holiday Flotilla), and Robert B Butler (NCPressRelease.org) Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, will launch the Carolina holiday season with two long-running traditions, both distinguished as […]




Biltmore Towering Christmas Tree Arrives

November 4, 2016

Released by LeeAnn Donnelly, The Biltmore Company When a 34-foot-tall Fraser fir tree is brought into Biltmore House – America’s Largest Home – it’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner. This […]




First NC industrial Hemp Commission Draws Crowd

November 2, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor The first NC industrial Hemp Commission (NCIHC) meeting was held at the state fairgrounds on November 1, 2016, at 2pm. In addition to the newly appointed Commissioners was Mr. Troxler, a […]




Cucalorus Film Festival Full Schedule Released

October 28, 2016

Features World Premieres, Indie Favorites, and Innovative Speakers By Becca Ederer, Cucalorus Film Festival The 22nd annual Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference takes over the historic streets of downtown Wilmington NC, November 9-13, 2016, for a weekend […]




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