A talk on the migration of monarch butterflies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Highlands Nature Center will…
A student-conducted energy audit of Western Carolina University won first place at the Appalachian Energy Summit in Boone, marking the…
Haywood Community College recently got word that its fish and wildlife management technology program has received five more years of…
Four new members will join the 18-member board of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, a Franklin-based nonprofit focused on…
Hundreds of callers, online donors and private sponsors teamed up to raise $202,351 for work in the Great Smoky Mountains…
Stocking will resume in North Carolina’s hatchery-supported trout waters now that testing for whirling disease in fish raised at Marion…
Budding fly tyers looking to get beyond the basics may enjoy a second-level fly-tying class at the Pisgah Center for…
A small study on Satulah Mountain near Highlands hopes to shed light on what might be responsible for poor reproduction…
An orientation for volunteers who’d like to tell visitors about the history of Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains…
A rehabilitation project for the aging amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground will get some funding thanks to a fundraising ride…
A new parasite has been confirmed on rainbow trout collected from the West Fork Pigeon River in Haywood County, as…
A fundraising broadcast to support Friends of the Smokies will air 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on…
A new audio tour for the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee will give visitors to the…
Visitation has been strong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year, with numbers for the first six months…
Ever looked at a six-legged creature and thought of dinner? A program by “bug chef” Zack Lemann will explore the…
A paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained…
Learn about the fabled bear hunting dog — the Plott Hound — during a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Whirling disease has been confirmed in rainbow trout in the Watauga River in the Banner Elk area, and biologists are…
A Bryson City man has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Brian Cookston, a…
A guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity…
A fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick…
The Haywood County Fair is coming up, and with it some opportunity for friendly competition. Consider putting your hat in…
Step inside Cherokee’s newest museum, and the scent of freshly cut wood and tranquil lighting will immediately greet you with…
It’s that time again — get together your best garden produce and crafty handiwork to enter in the Haywood County…
Several local teenagers were among those who recently completed a six-week internship in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Fears that the bird flu could spread to North Carolina have prompted the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services…
Emerald ash borers recently found in a Graham County trap mark the invasive insect’s first appearance in Western North Carolina…
Improvements to the crowded trailhead parking on the east side of Panthertown Valley, a recreation area in the Nantahala National…
A plan to guide wildlife management in North Carolina for the next 10 years is being developed and public input…
A 1-mile race through downtown Waynesville on Friday, Aug. 21, will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C.
Several Franklin property owners have made it a priority to garden with wildlife in mind, earning recognition from the National…
Reintroductions of endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina will cease for the rest of 2015 following a decision by…
The animals of Balsam Mountain Trust will make the rounds next week in a pair of library programs in Waynesville…
Fans of solar are invited to toast the success of a solar energy initiative launched in the mountains this spring…
Sunday hunting with firearms will now be legal on private property following passage of the Outdoor Heritage Act by the…
The new agritourism guide for Haywood County is out, highlighting farmers markets, plant nurseries, pick-your-own farms, roadside produce stands, Christmas…
The tally of people who have hiked the entire 1,150-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail reached 50 when Lorie Hansen, of Hendersonville, took…
Trails in the Forney Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Bryson City will be closed this…
A newly completed greenhouse project in Cherokee earned the tribe recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency this summer. 
If you’ve heard rumor of an ecological catastrophe called white-nose syndrome, a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at…
From shitakes to goats to greenhouses, farms and gardens in Jackson County will let the public in for a behind-the-scenes…
A $3,360 grant from The Fund for Haywood County will allow Haywood Waterways Association to do some work on the…
A man paddling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Wednesday (July 1) died after his kayak capsized. Kenneth…
DockDogs to be held in Cherokee July 10-12, will showcase three days of leaping dogs doing tricks in mid-air while…
Backcountry trails and campsites are open again in the Hazel Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for…
A program titled “4,000 Reasons to Love (and Protect) Native Bees” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16,…
Mountain Wildlife Days will return to Sapphire Valley Resort outside Cashiers July 17-18 this year, bringing plenty of opportunity to…
Ginseng collectors have until July 15 to put their names in the hat for the U.S. Forest Service’s annual lottery…
A pilot education program for food pantries and other emergency food providers will hold a series of training classes from…
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