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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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Contribute to the 4-H Endowment

Henderson County has a special endowment to help support the local 4-H program, called the Armstrong – Smith 4-H …

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Why Shooting Sports?

In 2017, America witnessed a number of horrific, mass killings. From Las Vegas, Nevada to Sutherland Springs, Texas, we …

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West District 4-H Activity Day

Henderson County 4-H was represented by 26 young people who gave presentations at West District 4-H Activity Day, Saturday, …

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