News Roundup: Oct. 20-26

By on October 26, 2012

Each 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 the full story.

  • 2012 State Fair ends on a high note,” WRAL: State Fair organizers pronounced this year’s event a success, confirming that it drew the third-largest crowds in its history by the time it wrapped up Sunday night. …
  • Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants,” Bladen Journal: County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects can apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. …
  • PETCO gives grant to spay/neuter program,” Hendersonville Times-News: Community Partnership for Pets Inc. has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the PETCO Foundation to help spay/neuter pets in and around Henderson County. …
  • State fairgrounds gets permanent piece of Moore,” Southern Pines Pilot: A permanent part of Moore County history now graces the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The state’s Forest Service earlier this month installed the cabin of an old fire watch tower where Cornelia Harrison McCrimmon, for 42 years, watched the wilderness from 99 feet above Southern Pines. …
  • 8,000-plus enjoy inaugural seafood festival,” The Outer Banks Voice: By all accounts the first-ever Outer Banks Seafood Festival was a rousing success, from the weather and food, to the entertainment and fellowship. …
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