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February 2011

Feb 4, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Are we losing our world economic clout?

Mike Walden says North Carolinians are concerned about who owns our national debt and the status of the dollar. But should they be? 

Feb 4, 2011

'In the Garden' wins regional EMMY®

The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has won a regional EMMY® Award. The production team received the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards. 

Feb 3, 2011

Eaglecam eyes eagles

Two bald eagles are raising two chicks in a nest above Jordan Lake near Raleigh under the watchful eye of a webcam. 

Feb 3, 2011

Does North Carolina follow Hauser's Law?

Host Mary Walden tells N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, "I know North Carolina often implements new laws at the beginning of the year, but I don’t remember any recent one being called Hauser’s law. I have a sneaky suspicion the law you are talking about isn’t the legal kind. Am I right?" 

Feb 3, 2011

Rockingham County small farm innovators team with N.C. State for results

When Paul and Kristi Marshall imagine their retirement, they see a farmhouse overlooking a thriving muscadine vineyard, a pear orchard, a field of Christmas trees, perhaps even a juice processing plant and bed-and-breakfast cabins. As the two have worked over to turn their dreams into reality, they’ve often enlisted the help of agents with North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Rockingham County Center and of agricultural specialists at N.C. State University. 

Feb 2, 2011

N.C. Vegetation Management Association increases its scholarship endowment

The North Carolina Vegetation Management Association (NCVMA) has doubled its scholarship endowment in the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. to provide annual merit-based scholarships. 

Feb 2, 2011

What's happened to total debt?

Everyone knows the federal government has borrowed a tremendous amount of money over the past couple of years. So why are interest rates still low? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Feb 2, 2011

CEFS will host USDA deputy secretary

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will host lectures by Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Feb. 9 at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. 

Feb 2, 2011

Low-impact development project wins state award

A N.C. Cooperative Extension-led educational project on development practices to protect water quality recently won a top award from the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association. 

Feb 1, 2011

Raising the debt limit

Periodically Congress and the President must agree to increase the country's debt limit to allow the government to continue borrowing money. Every time this issue arises, it sparks intense debate. What would happen if the debt limit were not increased? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.