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WIDENING THE VIEW OF THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

By Lisa Caulder | April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

SOURCE:  Karen Chavez/Asheville Citizen Times ¨Renew The Views¨ project coming soon to the Blue Ridge Parkway… Imagine not getting a haircut for 80 years! That´s how the Blue Ridge Parkway is looking in some spots these days — a little hairy and ragged around the edges.  But in the first major project of its kind…

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I-26 WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC ON LAND & WATER

By Lisa Caulder | April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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?

By Lisa Caulder | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

By Lisa Caulder | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

…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

By Lisa Caulder | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

By Lisa Caulder | April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Lisa Caulder | April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Lisa Caulder | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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WHERE DID ACTUAL ¨THREE BILLBOARDS¨ FROM FILM END UP?

By alex | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Source:  Excerpted from John Boyle´s ¨Answer Man¨ column/Asheville Citizen-Times ¨Question:  With the movie ¨Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri¨ being such a big hit, I´m wondering what happened to the actual three billboards?  Are they still around? Answer:  So this one is pretty humorous, although the movie is about a deadly serious subject.Frances McDormand, puts them…

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WHICH BIRDS WILL SING SPRING SONGS IN WNC?

By Lynda | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Source:  George Ellison/Nature Journal/Asheville Citizen – Times ¨The birding season has just about arrived…yards  will soon be filled with calls and songs.  Some of the singers, like song sparrows, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, cardinals, towhees and Carolina wrens – are permanent residents of WNC that will breed right here.  Others – like the white-throated sparrows…

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