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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Be a SPARK in the community. Businesses and cultural centers are vital to vibrant communities and as they recover we all have a role to play. SPARK stands for show Support, be Patience, Act with Respect and Spread Kindness. Show support by making a purchase or donation, like or follow in social media, and/or post a picture/video from visit to social media. Be patienct by preparing for longer waits, checking times and hours before visiting, and being flexible. Act with respect by following regulations of the location, being considerate of other patrons and living and let live. And spread kindness by remembering gratitude, letting people know when they do a great job and enjoying your outing! This campaign is provided by NC State Extension, Tourism Extension, the College of Natural Resources, the Mountain West Partnership and the CREATE Bridges project.

We Can All Be a SPARK!

This summer, travel is expected to have a significant rebound. Increased vaccination rates and associated declining numbers of COVID-19 …

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