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Energy Efficient Cooling Tips

Wondering how to keep your house as cool as possible during these hot summer months? The recent heat spell …

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

June, July and August are the deadliest months for lightning. Thunderstorms are most numerous in the summer and more …

Helping Your Family Prepare

June 1 began the six-month period of “Hurricane Season” in North Carolina. Be ready in the event of a …

When a Hurricane Threatens

June 1 marked the beginning of “Hurricane Season” in North Carolina. This is a six-month period, which ends November …

Home Food Preservation Workshop

There will be a Home Food Preservation Workshop at the Cooperative Extension Office, 1791 Hwy. 11/55, Kinston on Thursday, …

Light Bulbs 101

How can you light your home using the same amount of light for less money? By replacing your home’s …

Practical Ways to Deter Termites

It is always easier to prevent termites from damaging your home than to repair damage after they have feasted …

Termites 101

Did you know the majority of termite damage is discovered at the time a homeowner prepares to do home …

What Is ENERGY STAR?

The ENERGY STAR program was established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ENERGY STAR label indicates …

Save Energy and Stay Warm!

Home electric bills during the cold months seem to get higher and higher each year. With that in mind, …

Eliminating Fireplace Odors

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

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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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Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, …

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Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter …

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Hurricane Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought …

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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

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Helping Your Teen With Homework

Getting involved in your teen's homework routine can help your teen develop discipline and problem-solving …

7/17/20

Expressing Feelings

Expressing feelings can lead to improved interpersonal relationships.

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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