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RDC eyes former bank as permanent farmers market

RDC eyes former bank as permanent farmers market

Tearing down former First Scotland Bank could have tax advantages By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Members of the Rockingham Downtown Corporation on Tuesday discussed the future and how some of the… Read more »

Berry places third at N.C. State Fair

Berry places third at N.C. State Fair

Staff report RALEIGH — Ellerbe resident Coleman Berry has placed third among 78 competitors in his goat showmanship class at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The fair began… Read more »

Farm Bureau members highlight year’s successes

Farm Bureau members highlight year’s successes

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — It was a night to celebrate the successes of the past 12 months for the Richmond County office of the North Carolina Farm Bureau…. Read more »

Jim Hunt reflects on Extension’s century of service: ‘Thank goodness for Cooperative Extension’

Jim Hunt reflects on Extension’s century of service: ‘Thank goodness for Cooperative Extension’

By Dee Shore NC Cooperative Extension Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt, an alumnus of N.C. State’s College of Agriculture… Read more »

NC Cooperative Extension turns 100, announces strategic plan

NC Cooperative Extension turns 100, announces strategic plan

Extension offices to seek 50-50 local funding on all base positions * Strategic plan * Joe Zublena video interview RALEIGH — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State… Read more »

Moore County pig farm fire catalyst in call for tougher rules

Moore County pig farm fire catalyst in call for tougher rules

Report: 400,000 animals killed this year in factory farm fires By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC EAGLE SPRINGS — After more than 4,000 piglets died this month in a fire at… Read more »

From Norway to Hamlet: ‘I love it’

From Norway to Hamlet: ‘I love it’

Foreign exchange student signs off on Ag Fair By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery * Oct. 7 — Fair opens with great weather HAMLET — J.T. Terry had to be… Read more »

57th Ag Fair opens with better than fair weather

57th Ag Fair opens with better than fair weather

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Destiny Rape couldn’t keep her eyes open. And she couldn’t close them, either. The Hamlet resident and protective mother of Chris’ah, 6, meant that Tuesday… Read more »

Fifth-graders learn to ‘thank a chicken’

Fifth-graders learn to ‘thank a chicken’

Natural resources highlighted at week-long environmental science program at Millstone  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video ELLERBE — In the world of goat shows, Faith Thompson has been there, done that…. Read more »

Bynum’s 1948 Allis-Chalmers tractor getting noticed

Bynum’s 1948 Allis-Chalmers tractor getting noticed

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Danny Bynum ought to have a Facebook page. After all, the Windblow farmer is getting plenty of buzz. In July, Bynum’s 1948 Allis-Chalmers WF tractor made… Read more »

Feffer: We can’t go on eating like this

Feffer: We can’t go on eating like this

With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change Once the human race stopped throwing spears and gathering berries, our bodies suffered. Planting seeds and harvesting produce… Read more »

Coal ash cleanup begins, more work to be done

Coal ash cleanup begins, more work to be done

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC SALISBURY — It is the first full week that, by law, North Carolina will clean up four coal ash-sites in the state — in Asheville, Eden,… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Carroll, Smith, Berry lead showmanship efforts

Extension @ Your Service: Carroll, Smith, Berry lead showmanship efforts

4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit placings have been submitted from the Lee, Moore and Chatham county livestock shows this past week. Richmond County youth once again placed very high at… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Is your back yard chicken-proof?

Extension @ Your Service: Is your back yard chicken-proof?

Is your backyard chicken-proof? Anyone with small children in their lives probably has taken steps to childproof their home and yards, but if you have a backyard flock, do you… Read more »

Goat Show more than competition, it’s an act of service

Goat Show more than competition, it’s an act of service

By Hannah White PeeDeePost.com * Complete results ELLERBE — Hard work, patience, responsibility, and sportsmanship; these were the values that shined through all of the 4-H’ers competing on Saturday in… Read more »

Anniversary of Imperial Foods fire in Hamlet

Anniversary of Imperial Foods fire in Hamlet

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com “Special prayers,” wrote one PeeDeePost.com reader, “for the people that still see this day like it was yesterday.” Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Imperial… Read more »

Milton Bullock, formerly of The Platters, to be at Ag Fair

Milton Bullock, formerly of The Platters, to be at Ag Fair

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The 57th annual Richmond County Agricultural Fair will have a retro tune to it this year. The fair, scheduled for Oct. 7 through Oct. 11 in… Read more »

Conservationist, 4-H friend John Lentz dies at 87

Conservationist, 4-H friend John Lentz dies at 87

Special to The Pee Dee Post John Franklin Lentz, of Ellerbe, died Monday at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was 87. According to a paper written for a… Read more »

NC begins drafting fracking rules as state lifts moratorium

NC begins drafting fracking rules as state lifts moratorium

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC * Previous coverage: McLaurin votes to keep fracking moratorium in place The first public hearing on draft rules that will regulate the fracking industry in… Read more »

Board of Agriculture approves fees for woodland plans

Board of Agriculture approves fees for woodland plans

Fees were required by legislature in state budget RALEIGH — The North Carolina Board of Agriculture recently approved fees for woodland management plans, following a directive from the state General Assembly…. Read more »

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