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Volunteers and officials celebrating the opening of the Pinnacle Trail at Bracken Mountain Preserve.

New Trail Opens at Bracken Mountain Preserve in Brevard

A new trail for hiking and mountain biking just opened in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The approximately 1.5-mile trail, called the Pinnacle Trail, offers a steep climb with 500 feet of elevation gain and creates a new loop.

Tomatoes and pickles in canning jars.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

It’s that time of year again — break out your canning jars and start preserving the end of the summer season!

Curbside recycling and trash containers.

Hendersonville Urges “Cart Smart” Recycling

The City of Hendersonville encourages residents to practice simple steps to be “cart smart” about recycling. Putting non-recyclable items in recycling carts causes contamination and raises costs for facilities across the state.

A person working on a computer during a meeting.

North Carolina AFL-CIO Debuts Union Jobs Board

In keeping with its mission to build a bigger labor movement able to win victories for North Carolina’s working families, the NC State AFL-CIO has announced the launch of the NC Union Jobs Board.

Students in a cafeteria looking at healthy food items.

Groups File Amicus Brief Rejecting USDA’s Weakened Nutrition Standards for Schools

Lawmakers, scientists, parents, educators, and public health advocates — including American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, FoodCorps, MomsRising, and National Education Association — recently filed an amicus brief to oppose the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to weaken nutrition standards for school meals.