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Cover photo for Pitt County Fair 4-H Livestock Show

Pitt County Fair 4-H Livestock Show

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Entry deadline: September 12 Livestock Show Rules and Regulations & Entry Form …

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Peanut Pod Blasting

September 9, 2019 – J.P. Davenport and Son 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5961 US -264, Greenville, NC 27834 September 11, 2019 …

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Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

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