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In the lull between summer’s peak and fall’s color arrival, things are on the quiet side at the Highlands Biological Station as the gardens make their transition from summer blooms to autumn vibrancy. But for those who know where to look, a world of change and color waits ripe for discovery. That’s the world of pollinators — the army of butterflies, bees, moths, flies and wasps…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:22

Enrollment agreement with local schools and Job Corps reached

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A new agreement will allow students from three area schools to co-enroll at the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, giving them training and certifications in high-demand vocational jobs.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:20

NOC festival will celebrate outdoor adventure

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The Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual Guest Appreciation Festival will return Sept. 22-24, featuring the GAF Bike Trials demonstration, a used gear sale, a special water release on the Nantahala River and a variety of other activities for kids and adults alike.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:19

Hike Black Balsam with a ranger

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Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will talk wintertime during an easy, 1.4-mile hike at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, on the Art Loeb Trail at Black Balsam.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:18

AgOptions grant will fund farm projects

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The WNC AgOptions grant is funded for another year of helping farmers expand their operations, and an informational meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Macon County Extension Center in Franklin will help navigate the application process.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:17

Grow the ‘sang

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Homeowners who want to grow their own ginseng can get some help with a seminar on ginseng cultivation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in room 234 of the Jackson Extension Center in Sylva.