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Celebrate Pollinator Week with the latest buzz from a local startup

By on June 19, 2018

If you want to save the bees, you may have to start by thinking like one. That’s the key to sustainable success for 25-year-old Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder and CEO of the 2014 Durham startup, Bee Downtown. Bonner claims her passion

A Little River forces Herculean efforts to save the future of countless forests

By on June 16, 2018

The future of many forests floated away after Hurricane Matthew’s relentless barrage of rain in October 2016. More than 15 inches in under 24 hours spilled into the Little River, as well as its tributaries and canals around the N.C.

Agriculture and America’s favorite past time

By on June 13, 2018

Summer may officially start next week, but across the state the boys of summer have been filling stadiums with cheering fans for months. Agriculture figures pretty prominently in baseball from the uniforms to the snacks to the field. Check out

Recipe: Banana Split Cake

By on June 8, 2018

Pig pickins’ and other summertime cookouts are in full swing, which means a lot of good Southern barbecue meals that end with a big heaping bowl of banana pudding. The recipe below also has bananas, but includes local strawberries. Brian

Tips to keep bed bugs from invading your space

By on June 4, 2018

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s more than just an expression. Bed bugs, which used to be more common before the 1950s ,have been on the increase since the 1990s. Bed bugs get their name from their

Recipe: A trio of crawfish recipes

By on May 31, 2018

Crawfish might sound like a Cajun delicacy, but these delicious shellfish are also harvested here in North Carolina. And it’s ok if you prefer to call them crayfish or crawdads, we know what you mean. This weekend the State Farmers Market

Recipe: Grilled Pork Shoulder

By on May 25, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is when grilling season officially “heats” up in North Carolina. It’s a great time to gather with family and friends and grill steaks, burgers, hot dogs, seafood or, try the delicious pork recipe below from WRAL’s Local

Get ready for the 2018 Got to Be NC Festival

By on May 14, 2018

With more than 100 tractors, North Carolina food and beverages, music, a carnival and kids activities, the Got to Be NC Festival promises to be a not-to-be-missed event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, May 18-20. “The antique tractor

Still shopping for Mother’s day? Hint: Moms love the Farmers Market

By on May 9, 2018

Treat mom to a trip to the farmers market this Mother’s Day weekend. Cut flowers, baked goods, nursery plants, crafts and more will be available. Our farmers will have fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, honey and more to create a delicious

Agritourism farms offer summer vacation day trips and longer excursions

By on May 7, 2018

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week and a great time to highlight North Carolina’s agricultural tourism. The number of North Carolina farms welcoming visitors has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, increasing by 89 percent. Moreover, the diversity of