Features: Columns

May. 18, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Remembering the Smith-Lever Act

Smith-Lever may sound like the name of a company that makes toothpaste and dryer sheets. And while I can’t imagine life without those things (especially dryer sheets!), it’s arguable that Smith-Lever has had a profoundly deeper impact on our daily life.


May. 12, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

4-H to hold summer camp

It’s that time of the year again. For 100 years, 4-H summer camp has been a life-changing experience, offering campers a greater chance to learn, develop life skills and form attitudes that will help them to become self-directed, productive members of society.


May. 05, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

May garden tips

Spring is officially here! As we move to working in our yards and gardens here are a few May lawn and garden tips from N.C. Cooperative Extension:


May. 05, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

How to treat your minister

“Pastor X” wrote a book a few years back entitled, “How to Murder Your Minister.” It was an insightful analysis of the predicament many ministers are placed in by unreasonable demands on their time, undefined position in society, robbed humanness and fish bowl living. While the book was definitely one-sided, written as it was from a hurting minister’s perspective, it was an eye-opener to many ministers and laypeople alike. It’s something all of us, on both sides of the pulpit, should be keenly aware of. There are hazards in ministry.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

LaFrance, Currin attend regional science fair

Third-grader Ethan LaFrance and fifth-grader Rebecca Currin recently attended the regional science fair in Durham after winning first-place for their science projects in the Zeb Vance Elementary School science fair.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

Prevent child abuse

April is the month many agencies place great emphasis on the prevention of child abuse. One of the practices that can lead to child abuse, intentionally or unintentionally, is spanking.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

You are God’s masterpiece

Guess what? You are creative. We all are, because we are made in the image of God, who is the original creative genius.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today's events, and the next two weeks.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

100 years and counting

Across the country cooperative extension agencies are celebrating the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act signing that took place on May 8, 1914. N.C. Cooperative Extension will be hosting several celebrations throughout the year to celebrate this major milestone.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Until death do us part

It’s that time of the year when wedding announcements start appearing in the newspaper and invitations start arriving in the mail.