by Jordan Green

Items from across the Triad and beyond

Nonprofit to take over management of farmers market in January

The Greensboro Farmers Market Inc. will begin managing the farmers curb market on Yanceyville Street on Jan. 1. The city council approved a lease to the nonprofit on Nov. 1 in a 5-4 vote, despite threats by some longtime farmers to leave the market. Pat Bush, a Rockingham County farmer who serves on the nonprofit’s board of directors, said she anticipated that rather than having empty tables, the market’s challenge will be having too many farmers vying for limited space. “I go to the farmers market all the time,” Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Vaughan said. “Overwhelmingly, the farmers [and others] are happy with the direction this is going.” Vendors interested in applying for tables or anyone who has ques tions about the new management may e-mail

Hardister to make second attempt at NC House seat

Jon Hardister, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic incumbent Pricey Harrison in an NC House race last year, has announced plans to seek the open seat in the newly drawn NC House District 59 next year. The Republican-leaning district covers a broad swath of rural eastern Guilford County and dips down from the north into a section of Greensboro along the Battleground corridor. Hardister said in a press release that he will focus his campaign on economic growth and job creation.

He pledged to run “a positive campaign that focuses on ideas that will continue to put North Carolina on the right track.”