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Get Local This Holiday Season

The aroma of fresh cut evergreens, nutmeg, and hot chocolate brings many fond memories to mind, but also suggests …

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Disaster Relief for Farmers

November has arrived, and with it comes the new time change, cooler weather (hopefully), and reminders of all we …

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The Road to Recovery

Within the past month, our county has had to endure major losses due to the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence …

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Florence Lands Another Gut Punch

Hurricane Florence has left another memorable mark on our region with damage sustained from significant rain and wind over …

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A Time to Celebrate

It’s 1 a.m., and as I type this, I am working at one of the five shelters set up …

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Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

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