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October 19, 2017

Hanging Dog Campground Reopens on a Trial Basis

Hanging Dog Campground reopens May 2 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County.   The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs and declining use and budgets.   “...
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Land Trusts: Sustaining the Farms that Feed NC

Farmers’ markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition to water, sunshine and sweat equity to create the bounty of crops, land also is needed to meet the demand. That’s what North Carolina’s land trusts bring...
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Workers’ Memorial Day: NC Workers Dying to Work

According to the most recent data available, 137 workers died on the job in North Carolina in 2014. Today the North Carolina AFL-CIO is joining with labor groups across the state to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day to raise awareness of workplace fatalities and the need for safety improvements. Mar...
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Ducks on the Tuck raises money for New Century Scholars

More than 2,300 rubber ducks were adopted during this year’s “Ducks on the Tuck” fundraiser for New Century Scholars. The event was held on Saturday, April 23, in conjunction with Greening Up the Mountains in Sylva. Karen Smith of Sylva adopted the winning duck and will receive a 40-inch flatscreen tele...
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