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Coping With Drought

While eastern counties are managing flood conditions, counties in the west are are already experiencing drought. Check out this …

Test Home for Radon in January

January is National Radon Action Month. In recognition, the North Carolina Radon Program is providing free radon test kits …

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Compare Unit Prices for Best Buy

Save a few cents each week and soon you’ll have dollars. Comparison-shopping can help save money and one of …

Do Something Grand With Grandparents

Today’s grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the child’s …

Holiday Turkey Tips

Now is the time to buy a food thermometer to take the temperature of the turkey you’ll be baking …

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Pumpkin Pointers

When selecting a pumpkin for cooking, the best selection is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” For each following …

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregiving is complex. Caregiving can be very stressful. Just as the needs of the person for whom care is …

Microwave Cooking: Keeping It Safe

Do you carefully read the directions for cooking frozen prepared entrees or vegetables in the microwave? You’ll find directions …

Credit Report

There is no better time than the beginning of the year to check your credit report. Even if you …

Insulate to Save Energy Costs

Almost any time of year is a smart time of year to consider improving your home’s insulation. Properly insulating …

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Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

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When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

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What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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