4th annual Tomato Festival this weekend in Greensboro

4th annual Tomato Festival this weekend in Greensboro


GREENSBORO, N.C. — The N.C. State Cooperative Extension on Saturday will host the 4th Annual Tomato Festival.

On Monday during the FOX8 Morning News, Shannon Smith will talk Karen Neill about the festival.

For more information about the festival, visit guilford.ces.ncsu.edu.

View original post

Good nutrition can help prevent cancer

Good nutrition can help prevent cancer


[ooyala code=”U1OGpiZDqC1lb29BLYL2-8VgNIukleI4″ player_id=”d8f58704137d45e392883052ae837773″]

Maintaining a diet rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants plays a vital role in preventing cancer.

Antioxidants and phytochemicals are nutrients found in certain foods that protect cells from free radical damage—a form of cell damage that can lead to cancer. Fortunately, phytochemicals and antioxidants can be found in most plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains.

Therefore, it is important to get the recommended 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Be sure to incorporate Omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in foods such as tuna and walnuts, and whole grains into your diet as well.

Avoid foods that are high in fat, such as processed meats, to help maintain a healthy weight and cholesterol level, as excess body fat and high cholesterol are both risk factors for developing cancer.

Many studies have shown that long-term lifestyle modifications, such maintaining a nutrient-rich, well-balanced…

View original post 120 more words

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road

20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway closed due to large crack in road


[ooyala code=”dyaWZiZDp6FVqmDGa43qAKT8RAEsagbn” player_id=”d8f58704137d45e392883052ae837773″]

Officials said 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to a large crack running down its center in Buncombe County.

The road is closed from Milepost 375 to Milepost 355 at N.C. 128 near Mount Mitchell State Park.

The crack is about 6’ deep and 100’ long, officials said.

Park rangers believe it opened up because of the recent amounts of rain.

The bank below the roadway is also starting to slide.

“Safety for visitors and the public, we’re not sure how much more this is (going to) move or if we’re (going to) lose the whole surface up here. And then further we’ve had maintenance supervisors out here today on site. We’ve got engineers coming in to do an assessment.”

Officials are not sure when the Parkway will reopen.

July is typically the second-busiest month for the Parkway.

View original post