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Author: Dave Caldwell

Oct 26, 2010

Golden LEAF provides support for Christmas tree, hemlock research

A $65,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation will be used to find Fraser fir and eastern hemlock trees that are able to resist insects that can kill the trees. 

Oct 15, 2010

YOU DECIDE: On pay and productivity?

Some argue that while labor productivity has risen in recent decades, worker pay hasn't kept pace. But is that really the case. Mike Walden discusses the issue. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson and students involved in VetPAC program

Oct 6, 2010

Chancellor Woodson, meet CALS

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson is getting acquainted with North Carolina (the state) and N.C. State (the university). On Aug. 27, he visited the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Oct 1, 2010

New Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension director named

Robbie Furr, a North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service 4-H agent for the last 15 years, has been named to direct Cooperative Extension programs in Mecklenburg County. 

Oct 1, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Is the recession really over?

How can the recession be over when the unemployment rate is over 9 percent and 15 million people nationwide -- including 430,000 here in North Carolina -- are unemployed? Mike Walden explains. 

Sep 22, 2010

NC 4-H is ‘Hungry to Help’

The North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program is teaming up with the Food Banks of North Carolina to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to make an impact in local communities through a new hunger awareness initiative called Hungry to Help. 

Sep 22, 2010

Bryan Cave wins Distinguished Service Award

Bryan Cave, Cooperative Extension director in Surry County, is among the elite 2 percent of extension personnel who have received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. 

Sep 17, 2010

YOU DECIDE: When will bank lending bounce back?

Businesses need loans to expand, and new businesses need loans to start. But banks aren't lending. Mike Walden discusses why banks aren't lending. 

Sep 3, 2010

YOU DECIDE: Does bigger government hurt the economy?

How does the size of government impact the economy? Mike Walden discusses the issue, providing the background you need to decide.