Stories From Apr 2011

Apr 22, 2011

N.C. State University sociologist receives Southern Sociological Society’s highest honor

Dr. Ron Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds Professor of sociology at North Carolina State University, has been named the 2011-2012 winner of the Southern Sociological Society’s Roll of Honor Award, the highest recognition given by the society.

Apr 22, 2011

Team recognized for helping farmers transition from methyl bromide

A group of North Carolina State University faculty members has been recognized for helping farmers stay in business during the phase-out of a popular fumigant.

Apr 22, 2011

What is TABOR?

The state budget and how to balance it is the most pressing issue facing North Carolina's elected officials, but some say we need to worry also about future budgets and preventing large budget deficits. This, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, is what TABOR is all about.

Apr 21, 2011

Are consumers buying?

Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the U.S. economy. Are consumers doing their part to help the economy by spending? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Apr 21, 2011

Extension, AG warn storm victims to be aware of scams

We see the best in people in the aftermath of a disaster in offers of aid to those who have suffered losses. But we also see the worst in people in attempts to take advantage of the victims of disaster.

Apr 20, 2011

New money, the modern way

Some worry that the new money the Federal Reserve has created is beginning to show up in the form of higher prices for food, gas and commodities. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains how the Federal Reserve has created this money.

Apr 19, 2011

More inflation

Looks like inflation is back. And except in a few areas, it's not looking good, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Apr 19, 2011

10% Campaign signs grocery store chain

Piggly Wiggly, “America’s first” self-service grocery store has added another first to its list: the first grocery store to pledge to buy more foods from local producers as part of its commitment to the 10% Campaign.

Apr 19, 2011

Resource Development Awards presented, new endowments celebrated at 2011 joint foundations spring event

The awards, sponsored each year by the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., recognized CALS faculty and student organizations for efforts in raising funds to benefit College programs, as well as volunteer, corporate/foundation and commodity organization support activities.

Apr 18, 2011

Condition of the housing market

The housing market has struggled for several years now, and N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says we may have reached a bottom.