RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Board of Elections office issued a statement this week about absentee ballot security in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet regarding delaying the November general election.
As August quickly approaches, hay producers should have fall armyworm on their radar. The fall armyworm is a common pest in grass hay and pastures and can decimate a crop overnight. To correctly identify the pest, look for caterpillars with dark heads that are usually marked with a distinct, pale, inverted “Y” on top. Typically, you will find a black stripe down each side of their body and a yellowish-gray stripe down their back. Fall armyworms come in a variety of colors including green, brown or black, which can make identification difficult.
HAMLET — With the first day of the fall semester now less than a month away, the Richmond County Schools Board of Education will gather for its regular meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Board of Education office, located at 118 Vance Street.