Local News

A light arrangement of a Christmas tree and toys.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights Returns

Lake Julian Festival of Lights is once again brightening local holidays this December. The annual light show has become a local winter holiday staple, offering an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience.

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.