Soil and Water Conservation Division

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 […]

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Department aid helps restore ponds, protect watersheds

When Hurricane Matthew swept through eastern North Carolina in October of 2016, Russell Thompson’s dream of leaving a good piece of property to his son was put in jeopardy. While most of his land survived the flooding rain without too many issues, the influx of water at his pond broke the dam. For Thompson, it […]

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