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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 …

Healthy Halloween Treats

When trick-or-treaters ring your doorbell this year, what will you give them? If you choose candy for treats, look …

Refrigerator/Freezer Energy Tips

Don’t keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the …

Save Energy - Save Dollars

It’s summertime and you are feeling the heat. It is possible to be in control of your utility bill. …

Tips for Cleaning Windows

Windows may look clean, but when the sun shines on them you can see every little smudge, Window cleaning …

What About the Laundry Room?

The laundry room can be a big consumer of energy—more than 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year—and water—and a big …

Consumer News You Can Use

N.C. Cooperative Extension is your resource for information that will help you get answers you need. You can call …

Saving Energy -- Saving Money

As energy costs rise, you may be looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and save money on your …

Choosing Safe Toys

If you are a parent or grandparent, you are already thinking about shopping for toys for holiday gifts for …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

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 …

2 weeks agoDisaster Recovery

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.

Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

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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