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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.…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:55

Park plans controlled burns in Cades Cove

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Smoke could be heavy in the Cades Cove area this month due to a series of controlled burns in the…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:18

Agency honors safety and conservation efforts

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The North Carolina Wildlife Federation recently honored those who have contributed to the conservation and safety of the state’s natural…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:18

Third quarter nets highest specialty license plates revenue

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Platinum or china may be the standard 20th anniversary gift, but Friends of the Smokies, a non-profit organization that supports…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:17

Buy Haywood using YouTube to promote local agritourism

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Buy Haywood has gone high tech to help promote the county’s abundance of locally grown produce, flowers and food items,…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:16

Cherokee run raises $22,000

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More than $22,000 was raised for the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation at the 2nd annual Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:15

Duke funds streamside enhancement projects

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Duke Energy will spend more than $100,000 on seven streamside habitat projects in the watersheds and tailwaters of its Nantahala…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:14

Glenville getting handicap accessible upgrades

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People with physical disabilities will have better access to Lake Glenville, thanks to upgrades to some of the lake’s amenities.…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:11

Conservancy buys 250 acres and a peak

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Blackrock Mountain summit, a 5,700 foot peak that overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway, has been purchased by the Southern Applachian…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:58

Taproom to donate sales to conservation

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A Sylva conservation organization was featured at the Making a Difference Monday program Oct. 21 at the Oskar Blues Tasty…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:52

New brew benefits A.T. maintenance

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A Bryson City brewery has chipped in $1,000 to support the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner program, whose mission is to preserve…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:51

Area bicyclist to share her Olympic story

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Olympic silver medalist and Asheville resident Lauren Tamayo will serve as guest speaker at the Haywood Chamber of Commerce Women…
Paddlers and swiftwater rescue experts from across the country will gather Oct. 25-27 in Jackson County for the 2013 American…