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Sprouting Seeds for Spring

As the days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, I know all of you are getting …

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Can We Do It Too?

As most of you know, a stereotype is a generalization that is usually exaggerated or oversimplified and is often …

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So What? Health Rocks!

School is in full swing and our youth here in Randolph County are taking their learning back to the …

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Canning Your Vegetables Safely

Many people are returning to home canning or joining the movement for the first time. Unfortunately, many are making …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Kudzu bugs are found in 89 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.

13 hours agoHousehold Pests
Pesticides on work clothing and protective gloves

Handling and Cleaning up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

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

13 hours agoDisaster Recovery
Furniture piled in front of house after flood

Dealing With Snakes After a Storm

This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery …

13 hours agoDisaster Recovery
Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

5 days agoHousehold Pests

Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter …

1 week agoDisaster Preparedness

Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in …

1 week agoDisaster Preparedness

Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

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

1 week agoDisaster Preparedness

National Flood Insurance Programs

This publication offers some information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

1 week agoDisaster Preparedness