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

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm is Open Through Dec. 4th

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.

A man pruning a hedge in a driveway.

December Gardening Chores

It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.

State Agency Officials Urge Safe Waterfowl Hunting

As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to the sport, especially when hunting from a vessel.

Santa Claus on top of a fire truck driving through a neighborhood.

Mills River Santa Tour Returns on Saturday, Dec. 10th

The Mills River Fire Department, in partnership with the Mills River Parks and Recreation Department and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, is bringing Santa Claus to Mills River neighborhoods on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 9:00 am.

People assembling meal kits at a food drive.

Giving Tuesday: How Will You Give Back Today?

On Giving Tuesday, people around the globe will come together in unity and showing kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. 

A wildefire in the mountains.

Foresters Urge Caution During Fall Wildfire Season

As we head into fall wildfire season in North Carolina, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris.