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Food Safety Matters

It is always alarming whenever we learn that one of our favorite snacks or meals has been removed from …

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Be the Nice Kid

Summertime usually means fewer routines, later nights, and sleeping in. Vacations, time with family, and keeping bored children busy …

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Making a Plan to Save

How important is it for you to have a plan? Even better, what benefits do you receive from planning …

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It's That Time Again!

It’s time for fresh, locally grown vegetables! Most people who know me would say I am a city girl. …

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Benefits of a Family Dinner

Today, many American families have strayed away from eating family dinners together. Family dinners can be defined as coming …

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Not All Carbs Are Created Equal

Most of us love our carbs – aka breads, cookies, cakes, and french fries! Carbohydrates are also found in …

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Cleaning Out Old Pesticides

Hopefully, the potential for winter weather to return has diminished, giving way to the buds and blooms of spring’s …

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Thank You

When we teach etiquette, we try to express the importance of the thank-you note. Now, I know when I …

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Cold Damage

I have finally been able to spend some daylight scouting my home landscape for cold damage. Robeson County is …

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Sharing Passions

My father gave me a great gift – a love for reading. I clearly remember him getting a new …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Kudzu bugs are found in 95 of North Carolina's 100 cou

Kudzu Bug - A Nuisance and Agricultural Pest

This Entomology Insect Note describes the identification, biology, behavior and control of the kudzu bug.

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

2 weeks ago
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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Controlling Damage in Pesticide Storage Facilities on the Farm

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

Pesticides on work clothing and protective gloves

Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm results in water damage to pesticide containers …

Snakes

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

8/23/19