One of America’s most iconic bears celebrated his 75th birthday Friday. Visitors to the N.C. Museum of Natural Science’s Nature Research Center were able to learn a little about the real Smokey Bear and his message of preventing unintentional forest fires. Smokey Bear fans of all ages helped celebrate with cake, a giant birthday card, […]
Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!
Today is Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday, and he is still working hard to get his message out that “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” Smokey Bear has been a symbol of fire safety and prevention since 1944. The purpose of the Smokey campaign is to create and maintain public awareness about the need to prevent wildfires. […]
News Roundup: Oct. 18-24
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “UAVs soar over North Carolina State Fair,” Southeast Farm Press: Unmanned aircraft, like sneaky late-night radio UFOs, are hovering […]
News Roundup: Aug. 2-8
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Workshop to offer advice for food businesses,” Burlington Times-News: Opening a food business and knowing how to run it […]
Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!
Even though he’s another year older, Smokey Bear doesn’t show any signs of slowing down his fire-prevention campaign. Smokey Bear, who turns 68 on Thursday, is the longest running, public service advertising campaign in U.S. history and has become an American icon. “Only you can prevent wildfires,” said N.C. State Forester Wib Owen. “The message […]