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Want to Raise Your Own Chickens?

Benefits of Raising Your Own Chickens If you’re like many consumers, you know the difference between fresh eggs and eggs …

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Backyard Birding Fun While at Home

Spring has sprung in North Carolina! Increased temperatures, the emergence of spring flowers, the new growth on trees, and …

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Ryan's Case for Smiles

We are looking for volunteers to come out to Center United Methodist Church Community Center to help our N.C. …

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July Garden News

Hot weather continues and brings stresses to plants as well as people. The stress may show up in several …

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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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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 …

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Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

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

Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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