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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:37

Return of the meteors

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Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are reminding the public of the annual Leonid Meteor Shower in November.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:36

Motion Makers bike shop reopens

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Motion Makers Bicycle Shop has reopened in its new location at 36 Allen St. after an August fire in downtown…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:35

Bumper crop feeds animals, insects and future fall color

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As fall colors fade from the landscape, the bright yellows and oranges become a vivid memory marking the peak of…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:34

WNC towns earn top outdoors honors

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Bryson City earned the top honor in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ list of top outdoor towns of 2014, which appeared in…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:14

Spelunk with Jackson Parks and Rec

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An expedition to Worley’s Cave in Bluff City, Temm., on Nov. 22 will give people of all experience levels a…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:08

Massive public input on fracking delays report on comments

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Public input gathered at a series of statewide hearings on fracking rules was supposed to be presented in a report…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:07

Five-year plan guides future for the AT

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A new five-year strategic plan from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will guide management of the Appalachian Trail over the coming…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:05

Nantahala mountain bike club to celebrate active year

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Nantahala Area SORBA, the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, will hold an end-of-year celebration 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Innovation…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:04

Lichen, ozone and trees, oh my!

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Waynesville Middle School seventh graders got to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Purchase Knob Education Center last week.
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:02

Fall burns planned for forest, national park

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Prescribed burns are planned in the Nantahala Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest and areas of Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:01

First tracks come early at Cataloochee

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Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley had its third earliest opening day in history when a winter storm and chilly…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:48

Duke Energy Progress to replace mercury vapor lights in N.C.

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Duke Energy Progress customers may see some changes in their communities as the utility embarks on a new initiative to…
A partnership between the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and the Rural Advancement Foundation International is aimed at increasing farmer direct…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:47

WCU gets $436K to protect coastal parks

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 The National Park Service has awarded a $436,000 grant to the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:44

Trout Unlimited looking for photogenic fish

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Trout Unlimited is looking for fishy photos to contend for gear prizes in its 2014 photo contest.  The contest is…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:40

Arboretum plans geocaching adventure

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Geocaching will be the main topic on the agenda Saturday, Nov. 1, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. This…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:39

Park offers reward for information on theft

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are offering a reward for information after artifacts were stolen from a locked display…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:37

Learn how to keep gardening as temps dip

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A workshop on winter gardening and spring garden prep to teach gardeners how to avoid putting growing season to bed…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:21

Celebrate Halloween and fall at NOC

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event will celebrate leaf season in the Smokies from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:17

Comment open for boater access trails

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An environmental analysis released by the U.S. Forest Service is proposing five boater access trails in national forests in South…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:16

Photographer presents Blue Ridge vistas guide

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Photographer and author Tim Barnwell will present his new book, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25,…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:15

Rangers rescue family of six

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When George and Heather Ferrell, of Louisiana, began to hike up Mount LeConte Oct. 18 with their four children, they…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:14

Kayak Lake Junaluska

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A kayaking program from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Lake Junaluska will give paddlers of all skill levels a…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:13

Plowing demos at Darnell Farms

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The annual Fall Plow Day at Darnell Farms in Bryson City Saturday, Oct. 25, will feature a full day of…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:12

Park plans prescribed burn in Cataloochee

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Prescribed burns will light up the Canadian Top Knob, Mathews Branch and Noland Mountain areas adjacent to Cataloochee Valley in…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:07

Clean water grants fund WNC projects

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Western North Carolina won big in the newest round of grants from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:06

Bryson fly shop to hold grand opening

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Tuckaseegee Fly Shop, a new Bryson City business offering the town’s only full service fly shop, will hold its grand…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:05

Stocking cancelled in three Jackson lakes

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Three lakes in Jackson County will go without trout stocking this fall due to low water levels stemming from maintenance…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:03

Year of the acorn in WNC

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It looks like 2014 will go into the history books as “The Year of the Acorn,” according to Friends of…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:01

What do you want from your national forest?

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The U.S. Forest Service is holding the next round of public meetings on the Forest Management Plan for Pisgah and…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:59

Swain students tackle trash in the Big Sweep

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Swain Middle School students in the New Century Scholars Program and the afterschool program volunteered to help remove over 45…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:59

Black Balsam Road reopens

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Black Balsam Road is now open, restoring access to a popular trailhead and jumping off point for the Shining Rock…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:49

Bethel Organization honored as heritage keeper

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The Bethel Rural Community Organization was recognized with the Mountain Heritage award at the recent Mountain Heritage Day festival held…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:41

Get your fall on with Lake Logan paddle

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A paddle tour of Lake Logan in Haywood County will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, with Haywood Waterways Association,…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:39

Putting Haywood on the road-cycling map

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A workshop and strategy session on making Haywood County a premier road biking destination will be held from 1:30 to…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:38

Student project looks to revitalize city park

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An effort to breathe new life into a neglected Waynesville park will be the focus of the next Trout Unlimited…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:37

Smokies have new acting superintendent

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Great Smoky Mountains National Parkhas a new acting superintendent following Dale Ditmanson retired as superintendent in January after nearly 10…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:36

Grants to help farmers branch out

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Western North Carolina farmers can apply for farm diversification grants over the next two years totaling $340,000.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:34

Gardening Grant helps at the Open Door

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A pair of grants from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will help improve water resources in Haywood…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:34

Road and trail closure

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• Ball Creek Road, a U.S. Forest Service road that begins at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and ends at Upper Nantahala…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:33

Do you like elk?

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Cataloochee hike to feature elk and history A full-day hike Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Cataloochee Valley area of the…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:31

Fall programs in the Smokies

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A lineup of fall interpretive programs is underway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will run through the end of…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:30

Brook trout to join the license plate lineup

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There’s a new specialty license plate coming soon: the brook trout plate.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:28

Declining bat populations force Smokies cave closure

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White-nosed bat syndrome is marching west, and as a result the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed the Whiteoak…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:26

Training program partners Smokies and Southeast Asian parks

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Cambodia and Thailand might be on the other side of the world from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:24

A dry September means fall color forecast is looking up

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The outlook for a bright leaf season is improving, as Western Carolina University fearless fall foliage forecaster Kathy Mathews has…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:54

Timbersports team to take on competition

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Chopping, sawing, axe throwing, tree climbing, log rolling and more will be on tap during an intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet Saturday,…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:53

Forestry to Forest Festival coming up at Cradle of Forestry

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The Cradle of Forestry’s Forest Festival Day will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. More than…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:45

Smokies celebrates Wilderness Act

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Ed Zahniser, son of the man who was widely regarded as the father of the Wilderness Act, will speak at…