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Masked volunteers in front of a food bank truck.

MANNA Launches Holiday Turkey Drive

With food costs rising quickly, and thousands of families still turning to MANNA FoodBank and their pantry partners for regular support, MANNA is looking to provide as many households as possible with a celebratory table – and a large helping of hope – for the holidays.

A child playing in fall leaves.

CDC Offers Tips to Leap Into Fall

As the days become shorter and the weather starts to cool, people of all ages will get a chance to leap into fall and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

A black bear walking through the forest.

As Bear Activity Increases, Be BearWise

With fall temperatures falling and bear activity increasing, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are reminding people to protect themselves and bears by following the six BearWise Basics to reduce potential conflicts.

Several persimmons on top of one another.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Persimmons are a lovely fall treat, great for making baked goods, fruit leather, pudding, jam, and other sweets. But you can also use this autumnal fruit in more savory dishes.