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Be a Hunger Hero

All high school youth are invited to join us for the 2022 North Carolina Youth Institute (NCYI), a program that provides a …

Holiday challenge

Maintain, Don't Gain!

Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many …

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Sign Up for Summer Camp

The summer of 2022, Clay County 4-H will be attending camp at Betsy Jeff-Penn camp in Reidsville, NC. This …

Jams, Jellis and Butter

Jams, Jellies and Butter, Oh My!

Kim Terrell, Clay County FCS agent, recently provided hands-on food preservation classes at the Brasstown Community Center. Brasstown’s own, Carolyn …

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Mold Clean Up

Restoring your home after disaster can be difficult. That difficulty can be compounded if it includes cleaning up mold. …

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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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It’s Tomato Season!

We’re right in the middle of summer and many of us have been hard at work harvesting the fruits …

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Transitioning to the "New" Normal

As mask restrictions are being lifted and vaccines are available, we are having to transition again to another “normal”. …

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Cooking Matters at Home

Summer Series: Cooking Matters at Home Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning June 30, 2021, on Zoom Join us online for FREE …

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad A simple Chickpea Salad with feta, cucumber, and bell peppers. Fast, healthy, and filled with bright Mediterranean …

Med Diet

International Mediterranean Diet Month

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month! The world of diet and nutrition can often offer confusing and conflicting information. …

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