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I-26 WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC ON LAND & WATER

  SOURCE:  Mark Bennett/Asheville Citizen Times/USA Today Network ARDEN:  State engineers are considering canoes and kayaks as well as cars and trucks as they draw up plans to widen Interstate 26 from outside Asheville to near Flat Rock.  The NC Dept. of Transportation is designing a new bridge over the French Broad River between the…

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ASHEVILLE AIRPORT RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION TAKING FOREVER?

Excerpted from an article by John Boyle of the Asheville Citizen-Times – ¨Answer Man¨ ¨Question:  Why isn´t the Asheville Regional Airport runway complete?  Construction has been going on forever…?¨ Real answer:  per Tina Kinsey.  ¨Constructing a new runway and taxiway on an operable airfield is a years-long process.  The airport planned for a four-phase, five-year…

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“SPRING IS HERE IN BREVARD, NC…

…and we are all happy about that!  The trails and roads are filled with mountain bikers, cyclists, runners, hikers and waterfall hunters.  As the weather warms up, the days start to get longer.  When you  hit the trails, roads, rocks and rivers, make sure you are prepared for everything!  Layers, shades, hat, extra socks, shoes,…

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GENUINE LEATHER? REAL WOOD? HOW TO READ FURNITURE LABELS

SOURCE:  Katherine Roth for Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times “Americans spend billions on furniture, but they’re often not getting what they paid for.  A big part of the problem is misleading labels, experts say. Terms like “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code words for composite materials.  And once items arrive…

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HERE’S WHY YOUR REFRIGERATOR SMELLS BAD…

SOURCE:  Jonathan Chan for reviewed.com/Asheville Citizen-Times “You know what game I never want to play?  Find That Smell.  It never ends well, especially when the smell is coming from your fridge.  I’ve spent years working in an appliance lab, and I’ve seen some fridge disasters in my day. THE STINK OF MICROBES…The long and short…

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HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HORTICULTURALLY IMPAIRED

SOURCE:  Lee Reich/Associated Press/Asheville Citizen-Times Here are some excerpts from an interesting recent article in our local Asheville paper – of interest to those who, perhaps, can kill a houseplant by just looking at it! “Hints of inpending spring weather might stir a desire to grow plants, even in people not usually drawn in that…

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DuPont WILDFLOWERS & WATERFALLS INSPIRE A BOOK

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Matt McGregor for Transylvania Times We clipped this article as something of local interest, and then filed it for some reason.  The news is a year old, appearing in our local paper on July 20, 2017 — but it will still be of interested to nature lovers in our…

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WINTER WEATHER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

Excerpted from a study initiated by the State Climate Office of North Carolina When people drop in at our office here in Cedar Mountain, outside of Brevard, NC, they often ask….”what is the winter weather like in this area?”  Anecdotal information aside (that we generally have mild winters these days), there is always someone who…

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WNC FARMERS OFFER CRUNCHY, JUICY, TASTY, FRESH SNACKS

Excerpted from ASAP article in The Asheville Citizen-Times “Vegetables at market aren’t just good for making meals; they’re also great for snacking.  Stop by farm vendors of area farmers’ tailgate markets to discover your new favorite mid-afternoon bites. Beans are a great snack food that packs protein.  Haricot verts (“fancy”green beans), and similar varieties, make…

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PROGRAM TO FOCUS ON COUNTY GEOLOGY

Excerpted from an article in The Transylvania Times –  July 27, 2017 “The August “Discover Natural Transylvania” program at the Transylvania County Library will explore the billion-year-old geologic  history of Transylvania County.  Geologist Rick Wooten’s presentation, “The Geology of Transylvania County and Vicinity:  Mountains, Faults, Waterfalls, Landslides and More.” will highlight mountain geology within the…

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