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Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting Mar. 29 (3/24/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp, and to begin the permanent rulemaking process. The meeting is [...]
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seal. NC Agritourism Farms Offer Various Activities for Spring (3/21/2017) - Activities Planned at Farms in Alamance, Beaufort, Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Johnston, Lincoln, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Sampson, Stokes, Union, and Wilkes counties By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to [...]
Volunteers Needed to Build Fish Attractors in Union County NC (3/21/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with NC B.A.S.S., Riley’s Catch, and Union Parks and Recreation, is seeking volunteers to help build artificial fish attractors at Cane Creek Park. Volunteers [...]
MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360. FUN Mud Run to End MS Coming to Charlotte NC, Cities Nationwide (3/21/2017) - MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities — The FUN Mud Run to End MS By Calvin Fleming, for Event 360 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce [...]
2016 Carolina Cup Elite Champions: Annabel Anderson, New Zealand; Titouan Puyo, France. Source: Robert B Butler. Carolina Cup joins World Standup Paddleboard Tour (3/21/2017) - By Mark Schmidt (Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club) West Marine Carolina Cup, the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur standup paddleboard athletes, has added the World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017. The World [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Take Soil Samples to Know Plants’ Spring Fertilization Needs, Says NCDA&CS (3/20/2017) - By Jagathi Kamalakanthan, NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Div. Spring is the best time to fertilize your shrubs as it promotes optimal growth with healthy foliage and abundant flowers. Well-fertilized shrubs not only improve the aesthetics of [...]
35 North Carolina Farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour (3/19/2017) - Connect with the Source of Your Food on the 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour By Leah Joyner, The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable [...]
Portion of the infographic released by NC Parents Celebrate Introduction of STOP Act to Curb Over-Prescribing of Opioids (3/19/2017) - By Tessie Castillo, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) On March 2, 2017 the North Carolina General Assembly introduced the STOP Act (H243/S175) to curb the over-prescribing of opioids. Drug overdose death has increased rapidly in [...]
Dan River power plant, Duke Energy, Helicopter coal ash flyover. Photo credit: Sanjay Suchak. “Illegal Pollution” Lawsuit Planned Against Duke Energy (3/14/2017) - Southern Environmental Law Center Says Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution into Hyco Lake and Dan River and Roanoke River Basins Violates Clean Water Act By Frank Holleman, On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, [...]
Debris burning. Source: NC Forest Service, Spring Clean-up? NC Forest Service Says Be Cautious when Burning (3/9/2017) - Wildfire Risk Typically Higher from March to May Brian R. Haines, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring [...]
Least Tern on Eggs. Photo Copyright Eve Turek. NC Sea Grant, Reserve Select 2017 Fellow Robert Snowden (3/8/2017) - By John Fear and E-Ching Lee, NCSU Robert Snowden is the 2017 North Carolina Coastal Reserve Fellow. This opportunity is jointly funded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the NC Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program. Snowden [...]
Source: North Carolina Emergency Management, March 5-11 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week (3/5/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Emergency Management officials urge city residents to prepare for severe weather that may occur with little to no warning this spring. March 5-11, 2017, is Severe Weather [...]
NC Filmmakers: Submissions Open for 2017 Film Festivals (3/1/2017) - Filmmakers looking for festivals to show their films may wish to submit to these upcoming film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included. Check out the guidelines to see what categories are being accepted. Festival [...]
Source: Edgar Lobaton and Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University. The Strange-ness: Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches (2/27/2017) - By Edgar Lobaton and Matt Shipman, NCSU New research from North Carolina State University offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer [...]
Young tomato plant. Source: The Whatleys. NC Tomato Growers Plan Referendum in March 2017 (2/18/2017) - By Jack Ruff, NCDA&CS On February 16, 2017, it was announced that the NC Tomato Growers Association will conduct a statewide referendum in March to continue the $20 per acre assessment on harvested commercial tomatoes. [...]
SBI contacts. Source: NC NC State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh NC. Rewards Offered for Information on Four NC Cases (2/18/2017) - The State of North Carolina, by way of the Governor’s Office, has announced rewards being offered for leads in law enforcement cases across the state. Releases cover Halifax, Johnston, Durham, and Surry county events. Contact information [...]
Lowe's hiring more than 1,700 US employees to provide personalized customer support. Source: Lowe's Companies, Inc. Lowe’s Announces Full-time Jobs in Wilkesboro NC (2/18/2017) - Lowe’s Hiring More Than 1,700 US Employees To Provide Personalized Customer Support, with Full-time roles Based in Indianapolis IN, Albuquerque NM, and Wilkesboro NC By Ashley Glasser and Sarah Lively, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Each week, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. [...]
The Book Harvest "Dream Big" book collection is held each year. Source: Durham-based Nonprofit, Book Harvest, Collects Record Number of Books (2/15/2017) - Book Harvest Shatters Records with 48,334 Books Collected for Sixth Annual “Dream Big” Book Drive Book Harvest, a Durham-based nonprofit which provides books to Triangle children and families who need them, announced today that the 2017 [...]
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seal. NCDA&CS Accepting Applications for Specialty Crop Block Grants (2/10/2017) - Sarah Pearce, NCDA&CS The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Nonprofits and government agencies wishing to apply have until March 15, 2017. [...]
Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference Source: Organic, Livestock Focuses of Mount Olive NC Conference (2/6/2017) - The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is holding a conference for NC farmers and growers. The Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference: A Training Event for Commercial-Scale Growers is scheduled for March 6, 2017. The conference includes presentations [...]
Writers Groups Abound Across North Carolina (2/5/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Active writing groups provide authors and want-to-be authors with networking and guidance. Groups listed below are actively meeting as of February 2017, and are located in North Carolina. While there are [...]
Tarboro NC is in Edgecombe County. Source: Keihin Carolina System Technology Expanding in Edgecombe County (2/2/2017) - Automotive Supplier will Add 42 Jobs and Invest More than $13 Million By Ford Porter, Keihin Carolina System Technology will expand its automotive assembly operations in Edgecombe County, adding 42 jobs over the coming three [...]
Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre NC Play “The Kitchen Witches” Stirs Up A Hilarious Brew (2/1/2017) - By Nate Alston, Kicking off The Barn Dinner Theatre’s 53rd season is the outrageously funny comedy, The Kitchen Witches. Written by Canadian playwright, Caroline Smith and directed by resident director, Matthew C. Bradshaw, The Kitchen Witches [...]
Wounded Warrior Project(R) (WWP) veterans and their families recently took to the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding, Blowing Rock NC. Source: WWP. Wounded Veterans Glide Over Blowing Rock Slopes (2/1/2017) - Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Connect with Their Children at Family Event By Rob Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) veterans and their families recently took to the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding in Blowing Rock, [...]
Governor Cooper declares January Stalking Awareness Month (1/30/2017) - By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor On January 27, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring January 2017 as “Stalking Awareness Month” in North Carolina. The month of January is also recognized as National [...]
DocuTime Film Poster. Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR. UNCW Hosts DocuTime Film Festival on Feb. 4 (1/27/2017) - WHQR 91.3fm and 92.7fm Public Radio and UNCW Department of Film Studies present the 14th annual DocuTime Film Festival By Paula Lee Haller and Mary Bradley (WHQR) Saturday, February 4th marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film [...]
FEMA logo $198 Million Grant for Hurricane Matthew Recovery Announced (1/26/2017) - Funds will Help Survivors with Housing, Rebuilding, Jobs in Hardest Hit NC Counties By Ford Porter, Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina has received more than $198 million to help families and [...]
Boll Weevil. Source: NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division. NC Boll Weevil Assessment Lowered to 75¢ Per Acre (1/24/2017) - By Vernon Cox, NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2017 boll weevil assessment at 75¢ per acre of cotton, dropping the fee from $1. [...]