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Hemp Blue jeans, clothing made with industrial hemp. Photo: Kay Whatley. NC Industrial Hemp Commission Next Public Meeting in Williamston (9/22/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve research pilot program applications and continue permanent rule-making. This public meeting is Wednesday, October 11, 2017, beginning at 9am. There [...]
Duke Energy Violates National Coal Ash Rule by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information (9/20/2017) - Local community groups across the country today sent notices that they plan to bring enforcement actions against Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information that Duke Energy was required to disclose to nearby communities, [...]
The United States Climate Alliance now includes North Carolina. Source: USCA North Carolina Joins 14 States in Bipartisan US Climate Alliance (9/20/2017) - Alliance Reports States are ‘On Track’ To Hit Emissions Reductions Targets By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor On September 20, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will join 14 other states in [...]
NC Communities to Receive $6.2 Million for Parks and Rec (9/7/2017) - On September 7, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced $6.2 million in grants to fund local parks and recreation projects through this year’s awards of the state’s Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF). The North Carolina Parks [...]
Source: National Hurricane Center, NOAA NC Waives Motor Vehicle Regulations to Help Farmers Prep for Hurricane Irma (9/7/2017) - By Heather Overton, NCDA&CS PIO On September 7, 2017, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler released the following statement regarding Governor Roy Cooper’s issuance of Executive Orders 20 and 21 in preparation for Hurricane Irma: [...]
Source: Runner1616 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. North Carolina Full of Fall Film Festivals (9/2/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Each year, North Carolina is host to dozens of film festivals from coast to mountains. Festivals coming up in Fall 2017 — actually, starting with a festival September 16, about 6 [...]
Actions Taken to Keep Gas Flowing to NC Despite Shortages (8/31/2017) - Following Hurricane Harvey, Governor Roy Cooper Signs Executive Orders to Make It Easier to Get Gas to NC, Protect Consumers from Gouging By Ford Porter, NC Office of the Governor In anticipation of gasoline shortages [...]
Source: Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, Windsor NC (US Fish and Wildlife Service) National Hunting and Fishing Day to Be Held in Windsor NC (8/30/2017) - The Roanoke/Cashie River Center (RCRC), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, and the Town of Windsor are joining together in presenting a Wildlife Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Celebration Day on September [...]
A pair of gadwall, by Delaware artist Richard Clifton, took top honors in the 2017 Conservation Stamp and Print competition. Source: NC Wildlife Resources Commission Artists Sought for 2018 NC Duck Stamp Competition (8/28/2017) - By Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Washington Tourism Development Authority are seeking artists for their annual NC Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Print competition. The winning artwork will be featured on [...]
North Carolina Sends Teams to Texas to Respond to Hurricane Harvey (8/28/2017) - North Carolina is sending help to Texas as the state endures catastrophic flooding flowing Hurricane Harvey. Two Helo-Aquatic Rescue Teams, known as NC HART, are en route to San Antonio, Texas to help with flood [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. NC Ag: Consider Soil Testing Now for Fescue Fertilizer Recommendations (8/26/2017) - By Jagathi Kamalakanthan, NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division Fescue is a popular cool-season grass that is grown in many parts of the state, with major growth happening between September and June. For this reason, fertilizer applications, [...]
Equine Infectious Anemia found in North Carolina Mule (8/25/2017) - On August 25, 2017, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Veterinary Division reported that a 14-year-old female mule in Johnston County had contracted equine infectious anemia (EIA). The disease was discovered through [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet Aug. 30 (8/25/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call to review and approve research pilot program applications. The meeting is Wednesday, August 30, 2017, starting at 8am. The meeting will [...]
DuPont State Recreational Forest . Photo source: dupontforest.com DuPont State Recreational Forest NC Eclipse Safety (8/20/2017) - No Eclipse Viewing Events Are Planned at Forest and Parking Space is Limited By Bruce MacDonald, NC Forest Service The North Carolina Forest Service reminds visitors who may be planning to visit DuPont State Recreational [...]
Murder We Write image, Source: Sisters in Crime Triad Chapter, Greensboro, NC. Writers Group “Sisters in Crime” Celebrating Anniversary with Public Event (8/18/2017) - By Mary “Angie” Harmon, Sisters in Crime Triad Chapter – Murder We Write All readers and writers are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Sisters in Crime (SinC) writing group and the 14th Birthday of its Triad [...]
Martin Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Photo: Kay Whatley 2017 NC Board of Agriculture to Meet on Aug. 23 (8/15/2017) - By Tina Hlabse, NCDA&CS The North Carolina Board of Agriculture will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 2pm in the Martin Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh [...]
School supply drive kit for collection points. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC. NC Governor’s School Supply Drive Begins in Response to Lack of Teacher Funding in Budget (8/10/2017) - On August 8, 2017,  the office of Governor Roy Cooper announced kickoff of the “Governor Cooper’s School Supply Drive” to help address unmet classroom needs in North Carolina public schools. On average, teachers spend about $500 [...]
Drawings of horses by Gordon S. Reublin in 1938-39. NC Sees First 2017 Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case (8/6/2017) - State Vet Encourages Equine Owners to Vaccinate Animals By Dr. Mike Neault, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County, North Carolina has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE). EEE is a mosquito-borne [...]
Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC, 2016 NC’s Hatteras, Ocracoke to Open for Business at Noon Aug. 4 (8/3/2017) - The evening of August 3, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper announced that visitors may return to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands when evacuation orders lift at noon on August 4, 2017, following the restoration of power. “Residents [...]
Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day 2017 flyer. Source: NCDA&CS Registration Open for Inaugural Industrial Hemp Field Day on Aug. 16 (8/2/2017) - Space Limited to First 85 Registrants The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding the first Statewide Industrial Hemp Field Day. This new event is scheduled for August 16, 2017, 5-7:30pm, at the Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills [...]
Jaylen Stanley with instructor Jack Viorel – Courtesy of Jesse Stephenson. Oprah Winfrey Network to Feature NC Charity on Aug. 12 (7/30/2017) - World Premiere in North Carolina on August 10 By Robert B Butler, www.RBButler.com The Hero Effect, a one-hour documentary-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, spotlights North Carolina’s Indo Jax Surf Charities on Saturday, August 12, 2017, [...]
NC 2017 Food Safety Forum logo NC 2017 Food Safety Forum is Aug. 15 (7/30/2017) - By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Helping small farms prepare for new federal food safety rules will be among topics covered at the 13th-annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on August 15, 2017, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. [...]
Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Source: Office of the Governor, Raleigh NC, 2016 Fast Repairs Needed Following Outer Banks Power Outage (7/28/2017) - On Friday, July 28, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper urged authorities to work quickly to restore power to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in North Carolina following the major outage that occurred there yesterday afternoon. “The situation is [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet July 28 (7/26/2017) - The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve applications for the research pilot program and to begin making permanent rules. The meeting is Friday, July 28, 2017, starting at [...]
Atlantic Ocean and NC Beach. Photo: Frank Whatley. “Not Off Our Coast”: NC Opposition to Seismic Testing and Offshore Drilling (7/20/2017) - Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will submit formal comments opposing offshore seismic testing for oil drilling on North Carolina’s coast. The Governor joined coastal business owners and community [...]
The New Hanover County NC Press Conference speaker Woody White on GenX streamed live on NHCTV (nhcgov.com). NC Governor Urges US EPA to Set Limits for Emerging Contaminant GenX (7/17/2017) - State Has Stopped Chemours’ GenX Discharge for Now, But Federal Action Needed for Permanent Solution Federal officials must set limits for GenX and other emerging contaminants so that North Carolina can permanently control its discharge [...]
Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC. Inaugural “Mysterious Short Story Contest” Accepting Submissions (7/17/2017) - The Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, has issued a call for short stories in their first-ever The Rhine Mysterious Short Story Contest. Since their research is focused on Parapsychology, this intriguing short story [...]
Prescient Co. New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. Source: Prescient Co. Arvada CO Construction Tech Company Moves Headquarters to NC (7/13/2017) - Prescient Co. Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Supplement Colorado Plant and Better Serve East Coast Markets Prescient, a fully integrated and patented design, engineering, manufacturing and installation solution for the construction industry, is moving the company’s [...]
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