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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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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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This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

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This publication highlights potential indoor air quality concerns in homes.

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Preventing Mold in Your Home

This publication discusses how to prevent mold growth in the home environment.

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