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A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:43:52 GMT
Monday marks one month since a popular Newton teacher was found dead inside her apartment and investigators were back out at her apartment over the weekend for several hours. According to neighbors, policeMore >>
Neighbors say they saw several officers going in and out of a unit at the complex for several hours. The unit is in a different building from Maggie Daniels' apartment.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:51 GMT
A homicide investigation is underway in Anson County after someone was found dead early Monday morning. WBTV has learned that deputies are investigating at a home in Wadesboro along Highway 52. ThisMore >>
WBTV has learned that deputies are investigating at a home in Wadesboro along Highway 52.More >>
You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag.More >>
You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag. More >>
It's farming, but without the dirt or the chemicals.
This week students at Overton Elementary School in Salisbury got an introduction to Aquaponics. It's where food is grown in water that's filled with fish. Advocates say that creates a balance with nutrients and reduces the need for chemicals. The waste from the fish fertilizes the plants, while the plants purify the water for the fish.
Local homebuilder Hugo Correa gave a presentation to students at Overton Elementary School this week. Dr. Kay Wright Norman of the Rowan Salisbury School Board attended, along with Rowan County Commissioner Jon Barber.
"And that's the good thing about the aquaponic system," Correa told WBTV. "It's combining agriculture with hydroponics to produce better food, it's a really good method to teach kids technology."
Correa says kids can use the technology they already have to learn more about aquaponics and have the program integrated into classroom learning.
Commissioner Barber is active with SEED (SouthEast Economic Development) Foundation, which he says is about "growing a profitable agricultural industry and building healthy communities."
Barber told WBTV that SEED committed to Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody last October to take the lead in setting up school gardens at every elementary school. He says the idea is to "promote nutritional initiatives for our education system through Aquaponics, which uses 90% less water than traditional farming techniques."
SEED will recommend the establishment of an Aquaponics Academy Program with age appropriate interaction plans for Head Start, elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as local colleges.