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Smokies Fall 2019 Skiwalking School

If you’ve seen people swinging ski poles from September to October across Jackson and Swain counties, then you’ve witnessed …

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2019 Holiday Card Art Contest

Winning Artwork will be featured on the 2019 Holiday Card mailed out by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County! Artist …

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Ribbon Winners at Fair

Thank you to all the volunteers, exhibitors, demonstrators, entertainers, judges, and staff for making the 2019 Swain County Agricultural …

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Here Comes the Fair!

We are eagerly planning the 2019 Swain County Agricultural Fair. What can you expect? A traditional county fair style …

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2019 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

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Strengthening Communities Through Dance

Dee Decker, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Agent Family Consumer Science & Community Rural Development Community development simply brings people …

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"Bee" Aware for Bee Swarms

Honey bees are highly esteemed for providing honey, beeswax and other valuable hive products. Honey bees are important pollinators …

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Unhand the Germs!

Flu season is here. Research indicates that there are several preventative measures you can take to reduce spreading germs. …

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Code of the West

As most all of us have witnessed from TV or first-hand the effects of Hurricane Florence “Down East” in …

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Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

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