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4-H Gingerbread Decorating Challenge

Did you know that gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century? The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with …

Potatoes in a Basket

A 4-H Spud-Tacular Fall Day!

December 13, 2021 3:30–5 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Cost: FREE Call 488-3848 to register Come join us and learn all about potatoes …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

2021 Swain Ag Fair

A Boot Stomping Good Time at Swain Ag Fair

Article Written by: Hannah Styles – hstyles@thesmokymountaintimes.com Smoky Mountain Times – August 26, 2021 After being canceled in 2020, this year’s Swain Agricultural …

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Smokies Fall 2021 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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Mold Clean Up

Restoring your home after disaster can be difficult. That difficulty can be compounded if it includes cleaning up mold. …

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2021 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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