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CONSUMER ALERT: Watch Out for Unsolicited Shipments

The Attorney General’s office has learned that some North Carolina residents have received seed packets from China or other foreign sources that they did not order in the mail. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the shipping of these seeds is likely the product of an international internet scam known as […]

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Storm closing on eastern NC: Isaias picking up speed, could bring devastating rains

Areas along coast and inland areas of Eastern North Carolina prepare for potentially devastating flooding as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches. by Kirk Ross  August 3, 2020 Image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website shows the projected path for Tropic Storm Isaias, which takes the system across much of Eastern North Carolina. Scattered rains started falling […]

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Swim Guide Results for the Broad River – July 9

Each Thursday evening throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Broad Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Broad River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]

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Delicious Local Fare for All

FOREST CITY —Rutherford County’s Farmer market is now open. Local producers are offering a bounty of locally foods. These delicious foods supply “close to home” nutrients that far surpass foods you can purchase in grocery stores. (FYI-Chefs thrive on food challenges. They enjoy a basket of raw ingredients to create dishes from scratch. It’s like […]

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Program supports WNC farmers and offers food relief during pandemic

JUNE 23, 2020, BY MELISSA REARDON, Carolina Public Press Nicole Coston, center, of Bearwallow Valley Farms drops off food at Hendersonville Spanish Church in Henderson County on Monday, through a program of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press Program supports WNC farmers and offers food relief during pandemic In early […]