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Pesticide Licensing Recertification Classes

When: Sep 29, 2021, 1–5 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center Conference Room, 2nd floor, County Administration Building, 60 East …

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National Better Breakfast Month

September is National Better Breakfast Month. This is a great time to take stock of what you’re eating in …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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