Stories From Feb 2015

Feb 27, 2015

You Decide: Should We Borrow for Roads and Buildings?

Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.

Feb 25, 2015

A Garden Festival for All Ages Returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum April 11

Residents from across the Triangle can celebrate the return of spring in a big way at the third annual Raulston Blooms!

Feb 24, 2015

$4.5-million estate gift will fund multiple faculty-support endowments

Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.

Feb 24, 2015

New website links new and transitioning growers to farm schools 

Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website.

Feb 23, 2015

Who’s benefiting from the economic recovery?

There’s been a lot of optimism about the economy recently, with both production and jobs increasing at good rates. But how widespread is this economic improvement? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Feb 20, 2015

Howling Cow’s pink ice cream will support Hoops 4Hope

Basketball fans attending the 10th annual NC State Wolfpack women’s Hoops 4Hope game on Sunday, Feb. 22, will wear their traditional pink, but they’ll also have a chance to eat a little pink for a good cause. NC State University Howling Cow® Ice Cream will debut a one-time edition flavor, “Kay Yow Pink Peppermint,” at the 10th Annual Hoops 4Hope basketball game

Feb 18, 2015

Officials break ground for new 4-H camp building

An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina's Sandhills region.

Feb 16, 2015

The incredible growing dollar

Most people understandably considered the dramatic drop in oil and gas prices as the biggest economic stunner last year. But NC State University economist Mike Walden says another price change at least belongs in the same stunner category.

Feb 13, 2015

You Decide: Are We Ready for Retirement?

The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.

Feb 12, 2015

Retired Extension administrator, long-time agricultural advocate dies at 84

Dr. Paul Dew, retired North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension administrator and a leader in the state’s agricultural community for four decades, passed away Feb. 10. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Raleigh. Dew worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for 32 years, serving at all levels, from agricultural agent to interim director.