Devastating. A word meaning highly destructive, damaging, causing severe shock, distress or grief. It’s also a word that has commonly been associated with the Grindstone Fire that ignited Nov. 27, 2021, at Pilot Mountain State Park. It’s not difficult to see where...
North Carolina Forest Service
Since 2010, more than 42,000 wildfires have taken place in North Carolina, burning well over 400,000 acres. The approach to fighting wildland fire is anything but “one size fits all” when considering the vast geographical differences throughout the state. The...
Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception. While wildfires can reach a dangerous and destructive level quickly, not all fire is bad. […]
N.C. Forest Service County Ranger Robert Montague receives the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service
North Carolina Forest Service Granville-Vance Area Ranger Robert Montague is a recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service – one of the state’s highest honors. The service aspect of his job is exactly what drives Montague. “The service part is what is important to me,” Montague said. “I enjoy what I […]
New fairgrounds building made of N.C. native wood now bears name of ‘Renaissance man’ who managed construction
The newest building at the N.C. State Fair now has its official name. During the 2021 fair, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and with that announcement he surprised the man who supervised the building’s construction. The building was completed just before the 2021 fair, and Troxler revealed the name […]
Since 1928, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh, North Carolina has been the backdrop for the crowning of numerous champions and ribbon winners. The latest contender is unique in that the Fairgrounds complex serves as more than just a backdrop. It’s home. Located just inside the Gate 11 entrance along Blue Ridge Road, a […]