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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:50

Run for Research

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A group of 18 runners representing Western Carolina University’s athletic training program completed the sixth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research,…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:59

AT film tour coming to Franklin

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will show the film “Appalachian Impressions,” Friday, Oct. 18, at Drake Educational Center in Franklin. The…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:58

Wildlife investigation nabs Internet violators

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An ongoing, multi-state investigation to disrupt illegal animal trafficking online has netted 62 arrests. Dubbed “Operation Wild Web,” the investigation…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:56

WCU students run to Boone to raise funds

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In the lead-up to the football game between rivals Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University, a group of students…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:55

Bonsai experts coming to NC Arboretum

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The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville will host the Carolina Bonsai Expo, Oct. 12-13.
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:54

Macon man to discuss record-setting summit

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The oldest man to hike to the top of Mount Whitney in a day will give a talk about his…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:52

MST photography contest deadline nears

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Public submissions are being accepted for a statewide outdoor photography contest.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:36

Fishing regulations taking effect this week

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Beginning Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in 18 counties…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:35

Grants available for WNC farmers

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With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will give $153,000 to farmers in the western part…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:34

WCU probes forensic DNA sequencing

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Research at Western Carolina University on DNA sequencing used in crime labs has gotten a $718,000 grant from the National…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:33

Smokies finds its Taiwanese sister park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park has established its first sister park arrangement with Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Smokies…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:32

Smokies learning center honored by state educators

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The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the recipient of the 2013 Exceptional…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:30

PARI space facility turns 50

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This month, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of NASA’s Rosman Satellite Tracking…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:29

River rodeo makes waves in Dillsboro

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The River Rescue Rodeo held on the Tuckasegee River in Dillsboro last weekend attracted a host of paddling teams to…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:26

Two tons of trash hauled out of Haywood creek

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More than 60 volunteers removed 3,740 pounds of trash from Richland Creek in Haywood County Saturday, Sept. 21, during this…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:35

Pitch in on public lands day

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 by volunteering at DuPont State Forest to help clear a section…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:34

HCC fish and wildlife students honored

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Haywood Community College has honored two Fish and Wildlife Management program students for their achievements in the field. Jacob Longworth…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:34

Chimney Rock State Park gets recognition for going green

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Chimney Rock State Park has become North Carolina’s 70th tourist destination to earn recognition for its environmentally friendly practices, according…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:33

Muzzleloading and pig picking

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The French Broad Rifles club will host a Primitive Black Powder Muzzleloading shoot Oct. 4-6 near Marshall.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:31

Gear sale, music and whitewater at the NOC

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It’s a big weekend at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Sept. 27-29, with its Guest Appreciation Festival, the U.S. Slalom Nationals,…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:30

Child cancer benefit to race through Cherokee

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The annual Chief’s Challenge one-mile run and walk benefit for victims of childhood cancer will take place at 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:29

Website offers guide to leaf viewing

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The U.S. Forest Service is promoting its fall foliage webpage, which features scenic drives and other areas in the Nantahala…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:28

Disc golf for kids

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a beginner’s disc golf class for youth ages 8 to 17. The…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:39

Mountain Heritage Day features 5K run

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A 5K race will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University in conjunction with Mountain Heritage Day festivities.…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:38

Top honors for SCC students

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No junior women’s freestyle kayaker in the world was better than Stecoah resident Rowan Stuart recently at the ICF Canoe…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:37

Conservation group to host fishing tournament Sept. 28

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its first Fish Frenzy, a kayak and canoe fishing tournament, Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:36

Track rising water on your phone

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In time for peak hurricane season, Duke Energy is going mobile with its lake level information. The smart phone-friendly website…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:35

Mysteries of raptors revealed in Cashiers

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A group of raptors will be featured at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Village Green Commons in Cashiers. 
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:33

Got bears?

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For homeowners with bear problems, the B.E.A.R. Task Force is hosting a program to keep the persistent beasts away.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:32

Grant helps elk volunteers on bikes

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A $1,000 grant given to the Elk Bugle Corps in Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:32

Adopt A Stream helps clean Clyde waterway

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Representatives from the town of Clyde and HomeTrust Bank removed 80 pounds of trash Saturday, Sept. 7, from the small…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:32

Blight-resistant chestnuts planted in Cashiers

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Tree seedlings planted at McKinney Meadow in Cashiers this week may signal a new chapter for the American Chestnut in…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:32

Advanced tech courses offered to students

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Haywood County high school students will have more educational opportunities in the areas of electronics and machining, thanks to a…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:30

Farm tour introduces tourists to their food source

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A Western North Carolina farm tour provides the perfect chance to see where food comes from and to get to…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:29

Parkway throws mountain party

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A day full of activities at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center near Asheville promises mountain music, outdoor literature, local…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:27

Geothermal project extends crop’s life

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Haywood Community College will soon build an experimental geothermal pre-cooling facility to extend the shelf life of produce and crops…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:26

Chestnut trees highlight of hike

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A walk along the Blue Ridge Parkway will take hikers on a journey to explore the mighty chestnut tree and…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:24

Buy gear and help the park’s friends

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Mast General Store is offering outdoor enthusiasts a way to get new gear while helping out the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:41

A great dam run

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The annual Dam Race at Fontana Dam — featuring a run over the top of the towering dam itself —…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:40

Blue Ridge Breakaway a success

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Olympic silver-medalist Lauren Tamayo from Asheville was among the 460 riders from 18 states who pedaled the scenic roadways, byways…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:39

Record rainfall, is it climate change?

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A program about climate change in Western North Carolina will explore how oldtimers and scientists alike view changing weather patterns…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:39

New wildlife police boss in WNC

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Tim Sisk to the position of captain for the state’s western counties, covering…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:38

Cherokee chief placed on wildlife resources board

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Michel Hicks, Principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been appointed a commissioner on the N.C. Wildlife…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:37

Parkway reopens along damaged stretch

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The Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened a closed section of the motor road — from Ox Creek Road in Asheville…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:35

Trail promises cemeteries and rapids

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Friends of the Smokies will host a guided, 9-mile roundtrip hike, Tuesday, Sept. 17, along Noland Creek Trail. The hike…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:34

Paddlers ready to hit the Tuckasegee

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The Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family-friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckasegee River, is set for…
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:48

Dangerous levels of sewage found in WNC creek

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State and local officials are advising people to avoid contact with Long Creek in Graham County after recent water quality…
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:46

Movie touts benefits of local food

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A movie showing in Waynesville is asking folks to think hard about their food choices. The documentary-style movie “Fresh: New…
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 03:46

Lend your voice to trail plan vision

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Time is running out for trail users to offer input on a regional trail plan for the seven western counties…