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Food Safety Hits the Farm

Foodborne illnesses cost the USA more than $15 billion a year, according to the latest United States Department of …

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Whodunit Mystery

Everyone loves a good mystery. I can really enjoy a good mystery murder movie, trying to discover “whodunit” before …

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4-H Goes High Tech

If the first thought that comes into your head when you hear 4-H is a green four-leaf clover with …

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The Thanks of Christmas

My first article this year was about telling your 4-H story. To that end, I received several wonderful stories …

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Safe Stocking Stuffer Ideas

At this time of year, most of us are busy preparing/attending holiday events, making/buying the perfect gifts for family …

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Free Well Water Testing

In cooperation with NC State Extension, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech are hosting a community meeting to talk about …

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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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Seasonal Food Safety

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes an endless amount of food (or so it seems). Keep …

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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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Scheduling for Success

Summer is almost over and it’s time to fall back into the academic routine. It usually takes a few …

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Controlling Damage in Pesticide Storage Facilities on the Farm

This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may …

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Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

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This publication provides pictures and descriptions of snakes found in North Carolina.

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Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Learn how to get the most out of your tax refund by developing a plan. …

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Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or …

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Getting into Hot Water: A Practical Guide to Hot-Water Heating Systems

This publication provides the operator of a hot-water heating system with important basic information about …

8/14/19