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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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Drain Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to identify and control drain flies, a common nuisance …

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Options for Backyard Stream Repair

This publication discusses strategies and techniques for stabilizing stream banks where erosion is an issue.

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Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Earwigs

This Entomology Insect Note offers information on how to identify and control earwigs in the …

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