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Understanding nitrogen needs of plants from fertilizers

Raleigh, NC — Gardening can provide much needed physical activity and emotional wellbeing to balance the effects of social distancing associated with the COVID -19 pandemic. Many people turn to their lawns and gardens to relieve stress and enjoy nature.…

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Riots destroy more than property

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – During a May 31 press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper spoke effectively to the issues of police misconduct and injustice raised by the death of George Floyd. He also condemned the “violence and destruction” that…

One on One: Jack Hunt and Ruby’s cooking

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” That was my first instruction from UNC President Dick Spangler when he…

NC job losses merit energetic response

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina employers shed 616,000 jobs in March and April, according to the latest establishment survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a decline of 13% in just two months. Our labor-market collapse…

Drowning in sorrow, with a chaser of research

By Kevin Roche A few short months ago, we were riding high, a vibrant economy lifting everyone’s quality of life, now, nothing but disaster, and we are doing it to ourselves.  Nonetheless, I will press forward attempting to shed as…