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Bill could address declining bee population

Bill could address declining bee population

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service – NC Related coverage * April 11: Beekeepers to the rescue ASHEVILLE — North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill (SB 225) that would require… Read more »

Martin: Thompson’s ‘Border Odyssey’ details U.S., Mexican boundary

Martin: Thompson’s ‘Border Odyssey’ details U.S., Mexican boundary

What does the 1,969-mile border between the United States and Mexico have to do with North Carolina? A North Carolina author delivers pages of answers in a book about his… Read more »

RCC series to focus on beautifying landscapes

RCC series to focus on beautifying landscapes

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is offering a series of workshops this summer focusing on improving lawns and beautifying landscapes. Classes will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays… Read more »

Farmers Market opens this morning

Farmers Market opens this morning

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Laura Greene, manager of the Rockingham Farmers Market, puts up a sign at the confluence of Fayetteville Road and East Washington Street just before… Read more »

Monument unveiled, trees planted to remember Dr. Williams

Monument unveiled, trees planted to remember Dr. Williams

Widow: “He always said this is the people’s museum” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 350 images! HAMLET — Bobbie Williams was pleasantly surprised at the… Read more »

‘Finding a perfect fit’ with 4-H Teen Council

‘Finding a perfect fit’ with 4-H Teen Council

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage * Summer camps * Richmond County 4-H * 4-H seeks volunteers * Fifth-graders learn to ‘thank a chicken’ ROCKNGHAM — Laura Grier had a simple… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Mosquito season is here

Extension @ Your Service: Mosquito season is here

Like me, you may have started noticing mosquito activity this week. This is because Richmond County has had some warm wet conditions, which are optimal for mosquitoes to thrive. It’s important… Read more »

‘There are some things you just have to see’

‘There are some things you just have to see’

Conservationist, farmer inspires group to get outdoors By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina, Jesse Wimberley said, is at a crossroads. Manufacturing’s heyday is gone and likely never to return…. Read more »

Farmers face June 1 deadline to certify conservation compliance

Farmers face June 1 deadline to certify conservation compliance

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form… Read more »

USDA announces record number of organic producers

USDA announces record number of organic producers

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the… Read more »

SNAP sign-up day for NC farmers and farmers markets

SNAP sign-up day for NC farmers and farmers markets

SNAP authorization can help local farmers grow their business, farmers’ markets increase their customer base, and low-income households gain greater access to fresh produce On Wednesday, April 22, USDA’s Food and… Read more »

County livestock agent earns state recognition

County livestock agent earns state recognition

Tiffanee Conrad, livestock extension agent at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Richmond County Office, has been named a winner of the state Agriculture Awareness and Appreciation Award. Conrad is a… Read more »

Richmond in bloom

Richmond in bloom

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Share your flower/garden photos on Facebook RICHMOND COUNTY — A three-hour driving tour of portions of Richmond County showed this week is a perfect time… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Spring clean your kitchen

Extension @ Your Service: Spring clean your kitchen

Now that the spring weather is finally here many people have started to clean their houses. The kitchen is a very important area to focus on to help prevent food… Read more »

Richardson: The right to eat

Richardson: The right to eat

There’s one group of people in this country who probably get less sympathy than anyone else: felons. If you’re a convicted felon, very few Americans care about your plight. Can’t… Read more »

Beekeepers to the rescue

Beekeepers to the rescue

Hamlet couple calls on masked men for sting operation By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery HAMLET — Odel Covington and Bill Honeycutt are not superheroes. Sure, both men donned… Read more »

Apply by April 15 for Horticultural Summer Science Institute

Apply by April 15 for Horticultural Summer Science Institute

The Horticultural Science Summer Institute will be July 5 through July 10 and is sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program with the Department of… Read more »

Letter: Put Farmers’ Market back on Harrington Square

Letter: Put Farmers’ Market back on Harrington Square

To the editor: Citizens, patrons, and customers of the local Farmers’ Market. Once again the location of the Farmers’ Market for this year is up for grabs.   First, it was located on… Read more »

Tree potting muddies the hands, nurtures the soul

Tree potting muddies the hands, nurtures the soul

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 300 snapshots! HAMLET — It was so good to be outside. It was even better to play in dirt…. Read more »

‘Management 101’

‘Management 101’

City harvesting mature pines on site of future sports park By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Voters soundly rejected a sales tax referendum in the November 2014 general election, but that doesn’t mean city… Read more »

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