Our society’s foundation is the family. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides families with research-based answers to day-to-day challenges. Extension educators are ready with answers on controlling household insects, protecting well-water, managing family budgets, helping families improve their eating habits, and dealing with the issues related to early childhood, parenting and aging.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension will hold a centennial gala Oct. 27 in Raleigh to celebrate 100 years of home demonstration programs in North Carolina. Extension invites former Extension Homemaker Club members, current members MORE »
Today’s grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the child’s parents aren’t available; others are great playmates with their grandchildren or what many may MORE »
Making choices that save energy — in your home, business or community — can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. Reducing energy consumption through no/low cost energy MORE »
Radon Testing – 2013 January is designated as National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is invisible, odorless, and tasteless. Radon is released MORE »
A special event on June 26 at Burke Agricultural Building will mark the 100th anniversary of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service’s Family & Consumer Sciences program. Burke County will honor current and former MORE »
Do you carefully read the directions for cooking frozen prepared entrees or vegetables in the microwave? You’ll find directions that may include the following information: (1) Remove tray from box. (2) Cook on MORE »
Don’t keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator and 5 degrees for the freezer section. If MORE »