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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:05

News from the farmers market

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New farmers market planned for Macon  The Macon County Heritage Center at the old Cowee School is launching a new…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:05

Race to support the Community Table

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Registration is now open for the Assault on Black Rock, a seven-mile trail race in Jackson County that takes runners…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:04

Last call for Polar Plungers

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Haywood Waterways Association is calling on lovers of clean water, those immune to the cold or anyone out there  crazy…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:03

Relocated white-tailed deer come to Cherokee

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will receive 25 to 50 white-tailed deer every year for the next three years…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:05

Bear hunting changes possible

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A public hearing on changes to the state’s hunting and fishing rules, including looser rules for black bear hunting, will…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:00

Deep Creek crossing wins photo contest

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Hiker Danny Bernstein of Asheville, author of The Mountains-to-Sea-Trail Across North Carolina, won third place in the “People on the…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:59

Garden and landscape designer to give talk

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One of the region’s premier garden and landscape designers will give a talk at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Slide on U.S. 441 will not disrupt traffic

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A landslide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was recently discovered along Newfound Gap Road, but is not blocking…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Pigeon River Fund grant to help fix failing septic systems

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A $30,000 grant to repair failing septic systems in Haywood County will help reduce bacteria contamination in local waterways.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Sewage spills into Richland Creek tributary during rains

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About 200,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a manhole and made its way into a small tributary that feeds…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

WNC Beef Cattle Commission honors champion

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Waynesville cattleman Tony McGaha was honored recently by the WNC Beef Cattle Commission with the Happy Hollow Award for his…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

WCU earns eco kudos for new building

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Western Carolina University’s new Health and Human Sciences Building has received gold LEED-certification for its comprehensive energy-efficient and environmentally friendly…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

After-school skiing and tubing at Cataloochee

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Kids can hitch a ride to and from Cataloochee Ski Area after school with the Waynesville Recreation Center.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

New Taekwondo school opens in Haywood

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A new taekwondo school had opened in Clyde offering classes for preschoolers through adults.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Convert your used cooking oil into biofuel

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Christmas is a time to recycle many things: bows, wrapping paper, gifts . . . and cooking oil. The Haywood…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:45

Area agency, citizens honored by Haywood Waterways

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Haywood Waterways Association passed out its annual awards this month to water quality heroes. • The Big Creek Award for…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:44

Ramos selected as acting superintendent of the Smokies

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The National Park Service has selected Pedro Ramos to serve as the acting superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park…
Conservation groups reached a compromise with the U.S. Forest Service over a controversial logging project in the Courthouse Creek area,…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:54

Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests input meeting

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A public input meeting that will help shape the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will be held…
National Park Service officials want your input on how to manage the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT).
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:51

Go to college, help a landfill

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Nearly 12,000 plastic bottles will have been saved from a landfill when Western Carolina University students graduate this month. What’s…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:49

Volunteers continue historical bird count

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Thousands of eyes will look skyward this month as volunteer birders, armed with binoculars, participate in the 114th annual Audubon…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:49

Winter officially arrives Dec. 21

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Those sky watchers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are preparing for the winter solstice. Astronomers there say that the…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:47

Young runners excel at regional meets

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Several young runners from Western North Carolina turned in best times at recent state-wide and southeastern regional cross country events.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:38

Find unique gifts at the farmers market bazaar

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The Jackson County Farmers Market will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:37

WNC residents urge Duke Energy to move away from coal

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Western North Carolina residents are asking Duke Energy to rethink its use of fossil fuels in the region.  Community leaders…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:37

Moss Knob shooting range to reopen in 2014

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The Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen in spring 2014 following…
College students who spent the past semester doing research at the Highlands Biological Station will present their findings at 2…
Western Carolina University’s athletic training major is giving hands-on experience to its students while helping area high school athletic departments,…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:35

Experts taking wildlife education to area schools

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Mountain Wildlife Days has created a wildlife education speakers bureau of sorts to share its pool of wildlife experts with…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:13

Recycle your cooking oil this Thanksgiving

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Hey, all you turkey deep-fryer users. What are your plans this Thanksgiving for all that cooking oil once you have…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:13

Waynesville Judo team dominates tournament

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The Waynesville Judo team took top honors at the Fall Brawl judo tournament Oct. 5 at the Waynesville Recreation Center…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:12

Forest service seeks camper

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U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officials have released a picture of a man they believe may have information about the…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:11

Black Friday has reached the Smokies

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association will hold a “blow-out sale” on select merchandise starting Thanksgiving Day at its Clingmans Dome…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:10

Conservation group buys more property along Parkway

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More property along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waterrock Knob is now protected, thanks to The Conservation Trust for North…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Grants available to help Appalachian Trail

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Have an idea for a project that will benefit the Appalachian Trail but have limited funds to make it happen?…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Illustrated guide to Purchase Knob available

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Talk about mission creep. What was supposed to be a simple, final project for his Blue Ridge Naturalist certificate of…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Upgrades coming to Graveyard Fields

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Portions of the popular Graveyard Fields Loop Trail are closed for upgrades, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The agency…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Winds prevent containment of Linville Gorge fire

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Light rainfall over the weekend wasn’t enough to slow the Table Rock fire in Linville Gorge nor will this week’s…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:51

Macon Commissioners honored for their vision

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The Macon County Commissioners received the 2013 Robert and Virginia Ramsey Brunner Land Conservationist of the Year Award during LTLT’s…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:50

Improved Green Growth Toolbox available

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has upgraded its Green Growth Toolbox to better equip communities to deal with wildlife…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:46

Landowners protect 29 acres on Pigeon River

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Rural preservation leaders in the Bethel community of Haywood County have announced the permanent protection of 29 acres through two…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:44

Park moves toward winter schedule

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You know winter is just around the corner when Great Smoky Mountains National Park starts shutting down. Here is a…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:43

Internal medicine doctor sets example for patients, students

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Dr. Randall Provost walked the walk—or more accurately ran the run—when he competed in the Mountain Jug Run for Research,…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:42

Book shares funny anecdotes about life as a park ranger

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So, what does one do when a sedated bear wakes up in the back seat of a helicopter mid-flight or…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:41

Parkway road closure north of Asheville

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A section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355, near the entrance to…
The Highlands Biological Station (HBS) is trying to raise money to buy furnishings for its newly renovated Reinke Library and…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:59

Parkway to have its own weather forecasting site

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Thanks to a new partnership, travelers along the Blue Ridge Parkway can access real time current road and weather conditions…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:57

Classic Hike to explore Fontana’s Lakeshore Trail

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Renowned hiking expert and author Danny Bernstein will lead the next Friends of the Smokies Classic Hike on Tuesday, Nov.…