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Staying Active This Winter

As the weather starts to become colder, we are more likely to spend the majority of our time indoors. …

Why Farming Matters

Farming has played an important role in North Carolina’s history and continues to contribute to the culture and economy …

Pumpkins

Fall Faithfuls, Winter Wishes

Pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, and straw bales are all great ways to bring color and interest to your home …

Gardening After a Flood

Gardening is one of the most widely pursued hobbies in America and is increasingly popular in NC. For all …

Premature Blooming

Some homeowners and commercial growers have reported fruit trees and other spring flowering trees and shrubs blooming and leafing …

Household Hazardous Waste Day

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Where: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Address: 1801 Nash Street Who: All …

Garlic

Growing Garlic

Visions of vampires aside, garlic is good for your blood. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found …

Strengthening Community Health

Many people are aware that healthy eating and physical activity can help prevent or delay the onset of some …

Yellow Mum

Mums the Word!

Nothing screams fall like the vivid autumn colors of mums. Mums offer a variety of color with minimum care. …

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Lee Regional Fair Is Near!

One of the biggest events of the year in our area is the Lee Regional Fair. For one whole …

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Fleas for Fall

Fleas are some of the most annoying biting pests known to man and pets. They’re also difficult to control, …

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Not All Sumac Are the Same

Most people think of irritated skin / dermatitis when the word Sumac is mentioned. Actually, Poison Sumac is a …

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Is It Fall Already?

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …