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Honey contest to help highlight pollinator issue

The story was originally published in The Sylva Herald, Feb. 16 edition and online on The Western Carolina Journalist. Honey lovers can get a taste of local honey and learn more about bees and the pollination crisis at the first honey tasting contest at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on April 26. […]


Don’t go hungry this holiday season: local resources to visit

Food insecurity is defined by Feeding America “as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life, commonly due to unemployment, poverty, disability, and lack of resources.” As unemployment rates have increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has […]


JCPS tackles food insecurity in WNC

As another year of schooling starts, Jackson County Public Schools continues to fight its food insecurity among students. In 2019, Carolina Public Press reported that one in four children faces food insecurity in Western North Carolina. COVID-19 struck the U.S. the following year. Due to the United States Department of […]