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Back-to-School Shopping Tips From the FTC

From crayons to clothing and computers, it’s back-to-school shopping time! Before you head to the mall or go online, the FTC has some tips to help you get the most for your money.

An outdoor plant sale at Bullington Gardens.

Bullington Gardens Hosts Plant Sale Sept. 6-7

Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, will hold its annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

A bunch of bright red tomatoes.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Your favorite peak summer produce — tomatoes, corn, peppers, melons, peaches, blackberries, beans, okra, eggplant — is still filling the tables at farmers tailgate markets.

People in line at a DMV office.

DMV Offers Tips for Peak Season

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is reminding people of several tips to make it easier to complete their business efficiently during the busiest time of year.