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Heart Healthy and Yard Wise

I think if one month was chosen out of the year that reflected folks’ interest in their health condition …

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The Power of Youth

The year 2020 is in high gear for 4-H. I already have my first conference of the year under …

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STEM, STEAM, or STREAM?

Growing up I was educated on the three R’s: reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic (yes, I know it’s arithmetic, but …

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Food Secure Holiday

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are trying to finalize gifts we planned to purchase for our loved …

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A Thankful Farewell

I recently read an email on how a thankful attitude not only sets a positive tone for your day …

Sign saying "Locally Grown in Robeson County"

The Deer and the Turkey

The next holiday our nation will celebrate will be Thanksgiving, and I hear many, many folks remark that this …

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It's Not Just About Us

There seem to be so many things lately that just make me scratch my head and wonder. Social media …

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A New Look at a Healthier Future

Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Not So Sweet Sugar

Everyone has their sweet kryptonite whether it be soft drinks, cake, milkshakes, that cold glass of lemonade on a …

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Back to School Stress

The summer is almost over and that can mean only one thing for Robeson County youth. That’s right, back …

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The Summer Slide

When I was young, summer didn’t mean vacation to me – it meant arguing with my parents for more …

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News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

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