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NCDMV Expands Online Services

To provide more options for its customers, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is expanding its online options.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Thanksgiving dinner is often a meal centered around abundance — many dishes, crowded tables, perhaps some long-distance travel, and (hopefully) plenty to be grateful for. This year, of course, will be different for lots of folks.

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A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

This year, Flat Rock Playhouse is celebrating the holidays a little differently by bringing this popular Christmas tradition to your home! Experience the magic and merriment with your favorite Vagabonds on stage and around town.

A tree farm at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village.

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is Now Open

Discover the magic of the season with a choose-and-cut Christmas Tree adventure at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville.

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North Carolina Introduces COVID-19 County Alert System

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and offer specific recommendations to bring numbers down.