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Holiday Reminders

Keep your Christmas tree in tip-top shape by following these basic rules: Choose a tree that has pliable green needles …

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December Tips and Tasks

Garden If you are planning on making new garden beds, or expanding current ones, why not do it now …

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Caring For Holiday Plants

While the Christmas tree may be the plant most commonly associated with the holidays, flowers like poinsettias, Christmas cactus, …

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Yuck! Is It Polluted?

“Yuck! Is it polluted?” is a frequent question when people see our ditches and waterways with fluffy orange growths, …

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Composting Basics

Have you been wanting to begin composting at home, but weren’t sure how? The Composting Basics class will take …

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home …

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

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

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

Scorpions in North Carolina

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

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

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

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 …

10/10/18Disaster 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.