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Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica, is a native, deciduous to a semi-evergreen shrub that grows in the southeast along stream …

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What Is a Leader?

What makes a true leader? To some, it may be someone who humbly listens to the people and does …

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Indoor Tanning Facts

Although the beaches have opened up with an advisory to social distance, many folks still enjoy going to the …

Okra growing on plant

Basics for Growing Okra

Okra is a garden staple in many vegetable gardens in the Piedmont. The first summer after I moved to …

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A Big Thanks to ECA!

Our partner organization, Extension & Community Association or ECA strives to provide service and assistance in our North Carolina …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

Jasmine Wilson sewing face masks

True Leaders in 4-H: Jasmine Wilson

Meet Jasmine Wilson,14-year-old 4-H member and secretary of the Union County Teen Council. She has attended several 4-H events …

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Asian Giant Hornet

I’d like to talk to you about the Asian giant hornets found recently in Washington State. The news media …