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Aging With Gusto

Aging with Gusto and Sex After 60! Pause for a moment. Think back to when you were a child. What …

Food Safety Issues

Dr. Ben Chapman starts the meeting with a bang! When it comes to food safety, he is the best …

Aging With Gusto

Aging with Gusto When you call her phone number, expect to get her voice mail. She might be in a …

Emergency Preparedness Pt1

Have you heard about the recent flooding, fires and tornadoes that left thousands of families homeless throughout the US? …

Problem Solving

How Do You Solve a Problem When There Just Doesn’t Seem to be a Solution? According to the experts, we …

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight -The Advisory Council Spotlight is on Hilda Baskerville “As a Health Educator, I learned a great deal …


Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi. Abraham Lincoln. Mother Theresa. What makes a great leader? Is it vision? Passion? Integrity? …

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Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.