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Summer Thrive With McDowell 4-H

Summer Thrive is a program that provides fun, outdoor activities for families at the Marion Community Park or other …

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Ready to Make an Impact?

VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are the heart of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Volunteers are the key to our success. You, an existing or …

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May Is National Salsa Month

May has been declared National Salsa Month! Salsa is usually a tomato based recipe with onions, peppers and spices …

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March Is Living Well Month

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Protect Against Identity Theft

Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 31 through February 4 with special webinars all week. If you aren’t able to get to …

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McDowell 4-H Summer Camp

It’s warming up, and summer is right around the corner. Think about fun summer days and nights…canoeing, archery, campfires, …

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Wildfire Mitigation Cost-Share Program

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Reduce Food Waste in 2022

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Eating Healthy in the New Year

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