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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 …

Cover photo for Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

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

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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The Merry Cranberry

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, cranberries are often found in stuffing, dressing, relishes, and of course, cranberry sauce. …

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Smokies Ski Walking School

Summer is slowly coming to end, so now is the time to start a hiking program for yourself because …

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