News Roundup: April 24-30

By on April 30, 2010

newsroundup11Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story.

  • Spring Herb Festival,” Hendersonville Times-News: The 21st annual Spring Herb Festival — the biggest herb event in the Southeast — starts today at the WNC Farmers Market and continues through Sunday. …
  • Grassroots effort aims to make Jackson County greenest,” The Smoky Mountain News: What if the driveway to the county’s administration building were lined with blueberries? It was January, and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin and Heather Stevens were on a walk, dreaming about how green Jackson County could be. …
  • Wrightsville Beach kicking off farmers market with 5K,” Wilmington Star-News: On your marks… Ready, get set, Market! The Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market did not quite meet its expenses last year. So before it opens for its second season, a benefit race is being held to cover those costs. …
  • County gets grant for Breeze Farm project,” Durham Herald-Sun: Orange County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to help the county protect 153 acres of farmland in the Schley community. …
  • Look out, termites; dogs have your scent,” News & Observer: When the termite inspector arrived at the Orange County home, he didn’t immediately strap on a backpack filled with chemicals or crawl on his hands and knees into the depths of the garage, shining a flashlight into the corners. Instead, he opened the door of his car so Silas, an energetic black dog of Labrador and terrier ancestry, could hop out and get to work. …
  • Piedmont prawns,” Chapel Hill News: Farming techniques and consumer trends may change, but small farmers still rely on everyday ingenuity, plus a little help from their friends. …
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