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America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day 2019

Celebrate America recycles day by taking the pledge to recycle. Every resident of McDowell County has the opportunity to …

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Health Coverage Enrollment Event

There will be health coverage enrollment assistance available for FREE on Monday, November 25, 3 to 6 p.m. in …

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Pumpkin Seeds and Your Health

It’s pumpkin time! Now is a great time to find out the health benefits from pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin Seeds Pack …

Compost Bin

Compost Demo at the Nebo Dump

Stop by Aug. 16th at the Nebo Convenience Site to drop off your recycling, household trash, and learn about …

Eating Seasonally and Locally

Eating Seasonally and Locally

A Budget-Friendly Guide to Eating Fresh, Local, Produce. Dr. Alice Ammerman, professor in the Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition has recently …

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Friends of Extension Breakfast

N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center would like to invite our friends to breakfast on Friday, March 15, 2019, …

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Catawba Falls Hike

Leave No Trace Outreach Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. Catawba Falls, 3074 Catawba River Rd Join the Old Fort Community Forum for …

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2019 Lake James Clean Up

N.C. Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center Keep McDowell Beautiful program will be coordinating the annual Lake James clean up on Saturday, …

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This publication highlights potential indoor air quality concerns in homes.

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Preventing Mold in Your Home

This publication discusses how to prevent mold growth in the home environment.

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Removing Mold from Household Items

This publication provides recommendations for removing mold from most household items.

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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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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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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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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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