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Medicare 101

Welcome to Medicare 101, a non-biased introduction to all the different parts and pieces of Medicare. This seminar is …

Learning About Medicare

Medicare 101 Do you have questions about Medicare benefits, coordination of benefits with existing health insurance, enrollment periods, etc.? If …

Preventing Frozen Pipes

One of the woes of cold weather is making sure your water pipes are safe from freezing. If you …

Eliminating Fireplace Odors

A fireplace creates an inviting feeling, and a smoldering fire imparts warmth and coziness to your home. Yet the …

Removing Odor From Clothing

Thrift store purchases, old, packed-away seasonal clothes, clothing exposed to dampness can all carry musty smells. The smell can …

Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

With cold weather upon us (disregarding our current balmy temps), it is always wise to assess the energy efficiency …

Tips to Make Thanksgiving Greener!

— Submitted by N.C. Cooperative Extension How can you make your Thanksgiving Day festivities as green as possible? The following …

Extinguishing a Kitchen Fire

Follow these safety tips to extinguish small kitchen fires: Never pour water on a cooking fire. If a pot or …

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

This article describes and defines the different types of insects that sting and are also …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Bee Gap

Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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AHB

Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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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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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Life cycle of a chigger

Mites That "Bug" People

This Entomology Insect Note discusses different mite pests whose biting and bloodsucking behavior may cause …