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Answer to Energy Storage Problem Could Be Hydrogen

Hydrogen has the greatest potential among technologies for seasonal energy storage in the future, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Summer stalwarts, including new potatoes, beans, okra, and peppers, are all coming in at farmers tailgate markets now.

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IRS Provides Tips for Last-Minute Filers

With the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 – rapidly approaching, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that IRS.gov has tools and services to help them meet their tax obligations.

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Biltmore Welcomes the Summer With Outdoor Activities

With summertime settling into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore’s 8,000-acre backyard offers a number of get-out-and-get-some-fresh-air options, perfect picnic spots, vibrant gardens to safely explore, and more.

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Brevard Foster Families Enjoy Free Night Out Courtesy of Donors

In the best-case scenarios for charitable giving, the costs are shared and the impact is doubled or tripled. That is exactly what Birmingham-based attorney Lawrence King of Simmons, Ford & Spree, P.C. set in motion when he purchased a $100 gift certificate from Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop.

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Grants Available for Heritage Projects in Western North Carolina

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced its 2020 Heritage Grants Program, which will provide funding for projects that preserve, interpret, and promote Western North Carolina’s agricultural, craft, Cherokee, music, and natural heritage.