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Prepare animal for winter months

by Martha L. Mobley, N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent, Agriculture It is that time of year again when cold, rainy, freezing weather is upon us. Farm animals are calving, kidding and lambing now and I thought I would share some animal tips to keep them healthy during this time...
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Lower lead content for drinking water

RALEIGH — Starting Jan. 4, new drinking water plumbing fixtures installed or repaired in drinking water systems or newly installed in homes must meet federal requirements for lower lead content. Plumbing contractors and consumers should check for proper certification marks on the...

Phyllis Annette Black, 54

Phyllis Annette Black, 54 of Wake Forest, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at her residence. She was born Apr. 2, 1959 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Dorothy Walker Black and the late James O. Black. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy, of the home; daughter, Lashuntae Black of Raleigh; two...
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Santa visits Legion breakfast

WAKE FOREST — Santa Claus arrived early on Holding Avenue, carrying gifts for the children in attendance at Sunday’s pancake breakfast at the Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187. The extra special guest had his picture taken with participants and brought cheer to everyone,...
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Farm City day

WILLOW SPRING — Wake County hosted its annual Farm City day Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Adams Vineyards in Willow Spring. Local and federal politicians spoke with attendees about current issues and showed their appreciation for agriculture in the county, followed by lunch and fellowship....