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Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:30

Key rule makers to speak at fracking forum

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A forum organized by N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, will give the public a chance to learn more about shale…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:28

Costa to close out Zahner series with Darwin lecture

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Jim Costa, executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, will close out the Highlands Biological Foundation’s summer Zahner Conservation Lecture…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:26

Freestyle paddlers to hit the Nantahala wave

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A major freestyle paddling competition will come to the Nantahala Gorge Sept. 4-6, with top freestylers from across the continent…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:24

Running for support

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More than 350 runners streamed down Main Street in downtown Waynesville last Friday evening for the annual Main Street Mile.…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:21

Eagle Scout restores watering hole used in the old days

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A monument built to commemorate a popular 1800s watering hole has long been hidden by ivy and vines, but an…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:46

Conservation closes out Tuckasegee Nature Series

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Paul Carlson, director of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, will close out the six-week Tuckasegee Nature Series with a…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:45

Paddle tour to explore Lake Logan

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The public will get a chance to paddle Lake Logan at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Lake Logan…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:45

Wildflower authors share tips and talk

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 The three authors of Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, 3 p.m. Aug.…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:44

Smokies telethon brings in $200K

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The 20th annual Friends Across the Mountains telethon brought in $200,000 for Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park last…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:42

WCU students produce walking trail brochure

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Students in Western Carolina University’s Introduction to Public History course will show off the fruits of their labor during the…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:39

Pro photographer to give inside look to the natural world

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A photography program featuring images by Clay Bolt will give an inside look to the small-scale world of plants and…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:26

Runner jogs the Parkway to raise funds, awareness

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A Winston-Salem man is hoping to set a record for a good cause with his plan to run the entire…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:26

Road improvement to close Black Balsam

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A popular trail access area and jumping off point for the Shining Rock Wilderness area at Balsam Road will be…
This year’s Taste of the Market celebration at Jackson County Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 in…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:21

Grant helps Waynesville Parks and Rec get paddling

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A $25,000 Pigeon River Fund grant will help the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department purchase kayaking supplies to add paddling…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:21

Cataloochee documentary to screen in Jackson

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The historical documentary film Cataloochee will be shown at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cullowhee at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:18

Breakaway breezes into year five

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More than 400 riders will push off from Lake Junaluska Aug. 16 for the fifth year of the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:17

Tailgate Market to celebrate kids’ love of watermelon

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The watermelons will take over Aug. 16 at the Original Waynesville Tailgate Market’s August Kids Corner Market.
A Save the Trails ride and run through DuPont State Forest will be held Aug. 23 to help Pisgah Area…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:13

Summer in the park a win-win

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A handful of teachers, high school and college students recently completed a program designed to teach them about the Great…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:12

Friends of the Smokies telethon to air

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Friends of the Smokies will take to the silver screen from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, for the…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:46

Time to get your run on

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August is runners’ month in Western North Carolina. A slate of races throughout the region will give athletes a chance…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:38

Smokies tourism translates into dollars for local economy

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According to a new National Park Service report, the 9.4 million people who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:37

Highlands Biological dives into cliff ecology

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A cliff face might not seem like a hospitable place to forge a life, but for a good-sized group of…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:36

Smokies rangers rescue fallen hiker in storm conditions

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A 64-year-old Michigan man is recovering after a fall while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Sunday…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:36

Faith-based environmental initiative organizes across WNC

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Faith-inspired environmental advocacy is the focus of Western North Carolina Alliance’s newest program, Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina.…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:31

WCU named top adventure school

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Western Carolina University ranked as the No.1 college for outdoor adventures in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic in a recent online…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:30

Wilderness medical training offered in Cullowhee

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Landmark Learning, an outdoor training institute in Cullowhee, has released its fall lineup of outdoor safety training courses. With everything…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:51

Graveyard Fields celebrates new look

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Better public access and trail improvements for Graveyard Fields, one of the most popular spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway,…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:50

Native plants take root in new Cherokee greenhouse

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Native plants are getting a boost in Cherokee with the opening of a 2,200-square-foot greenhouse designed to produce and propagate…
The Nantahala Racing Club and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation came out on top in an online voting contest from…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:47

Booming triathlons bring economic impact to Haywood

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More than 1,200 outdoor atheletes will converge on Lake Logan in Haywood County this weekend for the annual Lake Logan…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:46

Training initiative garners award for WCU instructor

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Sam Fowlkes, who teaches paddlesports and rescue at Western Carolina University, has received prestigious recognition in the field of technical…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:44

Proposed fracking rules released

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The Mining and Energy Commission has finished writing a proposed set of rules to govern oil and gas development in…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:44

Get up close with birds and fish on the Little T

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Amateur biologists of all ages are invited to help find out how the birds and fish are doing on Land…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:43

New moth species named for Cherokee

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A new moth species recently discovered in the Southern Appalachians has a locally inspired name.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:39

WCU fishermen head to national competition

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Western Carolina University will send two students to the national Bassmaster College Series National Championship following a third place win…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:38

Organizations step up to save the Georgia aster

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A coalition of public and private conservation organizations is stepping up to save the Georgia aster, a purple Southern flower…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:37

Chemistry concentration to tap natural products movement

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Western Carolina University will launch a new master’s degree in chemistry this fall with a professional science concentration in natural…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:36

Birds of Prey program comes to Oconaluftee

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Raptors will ride into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a birds of prey program 10 a.m. Friday, July…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:35

Mushroom immersion at the Highlands Biological Station

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Explore the diversity of fungi in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and their relationships with native plants through upcoming programs at…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:02

Plott Balsams kickoff nature series in Sylva

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A six-part lecture series on nature, ecology and conservation will kick off with a program titled “Plott Balsams Business Case…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:58

Birders bring Africa to Highlands

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Highlands will get a chance to experience South Africa through a presentation from Jim and Ellen Shelton, long-time birders whose…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:57

Jump on the Jackson farm, garden and studio tour

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More than a dozen farmers and gardeners will be featured in the annual Jackson County Farm Tour coming up July…
Water quality, aquatic habitats and outdoor recreation will see a boost in Haywood County thanks to $132,000 in new grants…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:55

Battle for the brookie

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As the only native trout in North Carolina, brook trout is a well-loved fish, but it’s fallen on some hard…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:55

Rare wetland habitat to get an upgrade

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A three-acre wetland near Cherokee Central Schools will get $25,000 worth of restoration work thanks to a grant that Great…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:54

Growing native in Highlands

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A slate of programs July 23-25 at the Highlands Biological Foundation will highlight the benefits of gardening with native plants,…
Haywood Community College student Logan Hawks recently placed third in the nation in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Collegiate Lumberjack Competition.…