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Safe Holiday Food Gifts

Many of us are looking for new ideas for gifts this holiday season or we may give gifts of …

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McDowell Share the Warmth

We are once again partnering with MATCH (McDowell Access To Care and Health to host a coat drive for …

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Cold Weather Blues?

Has the cooler weather put a stop to your outside play with the kids? Are you trying to get …

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4-H Wants You

Do you have a couple of extra hours a month to volunteer? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

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McDowell Moves!

N.C. Cooperative Extension wants people to move. It’s good for your physical and mental health. McDowell Moves 2021 is …

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Tractor Supply 4-H Clover Campaign

Since 2010, Tractor Supply has partnered with 4‑H to help create Opportunity4All and raise more than $14 million through …

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Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Let’s celebrate Eat Better, Eat Together Month for October. There are so many activities in the evenings that pull …

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Winter Squash: What Do I Do???

Don’t be intimidated by winter squash! Winter squash, unlike their counterparts summer squash, have a hard rind. This allows …

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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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Backyard Composting Class Online

Composting is harnessing the power of nature to recycle your organic waste at home. Would you believe me if …

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Get Ready for National Peach Month

Let’s celebrate all the goodness of peaches in the month of August. Peaches come in different colors and acidity. …

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