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Fall colors are vibrant on Grandfather Mountain; the state park has a peak of 5,964 feet, which is the highest in the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grandfather Mountain State Park includes parts of Watauga, Avery and Caldwell counties. For more fall color photos, go to www.…

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I am a horticulturist and ornamental gardening is where my passion is. I look forward to the cooler days of fall and working in my garden and now is a great time to think about adding cool season annuals to your landscape. I like to plant annuals that will survive through the winter and if w…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Hometown Heroes’ slogan is “Big Kids Helping Little Kids.“ For the past 19 years, one way “the big kids” have helped the little ones is through a motorcycle tour that functions as a fundraiser for families of children who have cancer.

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WAXHAW — Peter Rubino, an internationally acclaimed sculptor, has created a work of art titled “Reflection” for The American Legion Post 208 in Waxhaw. The sculpture is located in downtown on top of the Waxhaw Military Wall of Honor. Rubino got help from Waxhaw Police Officers Kevin Gasser, …

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Fall is an important transition period for turfgrass. Management of both cool-season and warm-season grasses in the fall has an impact on your lawn next season.

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We’re going to need the youth of America and Union County. We’re going to need them to be prepared to face the challenges the future will bring. A global pandemic has put a sharper focus on the economic and social gaps existing for kids in our communities — and the lack of resources and solu…

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If you are new to vegetable gardening, you may have already learned that you are most likely going to have insects feeding on your vegetables. The first year you have a garden, the insect pest pressure may be almost non-existent, but by the second year the insects will have found your garden…