Fall wildfire season is here; be careful
when burning yard debris
In the fall, people do a lot of yard work that often includes burning leaves and yard debris. These fires sometimes escape and start wildfires.
The N.C. Forest Service encourages residents considering debris burning to contact their local county forest ranger. The ranger can offer technical advice and explain the best options to help maximize the safety to people, property and the forest. Read More>>
Application period for farmland preservation grants opens; deadline is Dec. 19
County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Read More>>
Strawberry referendum scheduled for Nov. 17-19
North Carolina strawberry growers will hold a referendum to decide whether to increase the current strawberry assessment during the Southeast Strawberry Expo in Pinehurst Nov. 17-19. Since 1989, the strawberry assessment has been used to advance strawberry research and marketing to improve the industry. Read More>>