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Health Halloween Guidelines

In a year that’s been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. …

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Fall Home Maintenance

Although the weather we have been having seems more like summer, fall is here. This is a good time …

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Winter Squash Is Arriving

A member of the gourd family; squash is native to North and South American. This versatile vegetable is available …

A row of fall pears.

It's Time for Pears

Second only to their botanical cousin, apples, in popularity and production, U.S. pears are grown in California, Washington and …

Apples in bags are ready for purchase at the NC Farmers Market.

NC Apples -- In Season!

The sound of biting into a perfectly crisp apple is the sound of autumn-whether the apple is plain or …

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NC Grapes Are in Season

Sweet, juicy and easy to eat, grapes are classified by their use (eating or table grapes, wine-making and processing …

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Drink Up!

Few of us think of getting enough liquids, such as water, as a crucial part of a good diet. …

Bowl of beautiful tomatoes

Seasonal Produce: Tomatoes

Nothing says summer quite like juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Native to South America, tomatoes are …

Trail of ants

Pesky Pets in the Pantry

A sure way to ruin an appetite and dampen the enthusiasm of any cook is to open a box …

Backyard chicken coop

Backyard Poultry Resources

Lately, backyard poultry has become popular for a variety of reasons. Whether to provide a source of meat and …

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Balled and burlapped Fraser fir and white pine trees.

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

One of the more enjoyable Christmas traditions is to replant a living Christmas tree into …

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Extension Models: Exploring Proactive and Reactive Approaches

This publication provides definitions of the Program Planning and Evaluation Model and the Reactive Programming …

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Carbon Monoxide

The publication addresses the dangers of carbon monoxide and provides ways to protect families from …

Carbon monoxide alarm

Monoxido de carbono

El monóxido de carbono es un gas invisible, inodoro, y sin color. A pesar que …


Tips on Dealing with Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.

Expressing Feelings

Expressing feelings can lead to improved interpersonal relationships.

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …


Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.