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Cooperative Extension

Soil Contaminants: Know Before You Grow!

Published by Megan Gregory / September 23, 2019

Gardening has many health benefits, including access to fresh, nutritious produce, physical activity, and stress reduction. But before you dig into the soil, dig into the history of the site to learn if you need to test for soil contaminants, and take precautions to minimize gardeners’ exposure to any health hazards from past land use.

Public Health

Forsyth County Public Health Nurse Honored with National Award

Published by Sarah Frantz Isom, MPH, CHES / September 20, 2019

The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program at Forsyth County Department of Public Health is proud to announce that one of their own, Keisha Lucas, has been awarded the Tenacious Caregiver Award through the National Service Office of Nurse-Family Partnership.


Public Health

Registration is OPEN for the 5th Annual Global Peer Support Conference and Celebration!

Published by Sarah Frantz Isom, MPH, CHES / September 18, 2019

The Stepping UP program welcomes the community to the 5th Annual Global Peer Support Conference and Celebration on Thursday, October 17th from 9AM until 4PM in the Self Reliance Hall at Goodwill Industries NWNC.

Parks and Recreation

Big Pour festival brings craft beverages to Tanglewood Park

Published by Todd Luck / September 18, 2019

North Carolina’s Big Pour drew many attendees to Tanglewood Park on Saturday for the first annual craft beverage festival, which featured a variety of craft beers, coffees, teas and honey as well as arts and crafts.


Public Health

Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes This Fall

Published by Todd Luck / September 17, 2019

As fall begins, you should use personal protection against mosquitoes and take actions to make sure your property doesn’t become a breeding ground for them.

Sheriff

Jury Duty Scam

Published by Christina Howell / September 17, 2019

Be on the lookout for the latest phone scam threatening local residents with a warrant for missing jury duty.

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