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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…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:42

NOC recognized as top 100

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Outdoor USA Magazine named Nantahala Outdoor Center, located outside Bryson City, as one of the top 100 outdoor specialty retailers…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:38

Franklin loves the AT, and the AT loves Franklin

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently recognized a passel of Franklin businesses and organizations for their support of the Appalachian Trail,…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:36

A bevy of 5K’s this fall

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As the weather cools down, the competitive edge will be heating up in the running communities of Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:26

Program takes on nuisance beavers

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Jackson County residents having problems with nuisance beavers can get help through the N.C. Beaver Management Assistance Program, locally administrated…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:23

NOC says thanks with weekend of fun

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The Guest Appreciation Festival at Nantahala Outdoor Center Sept. 26-28 will feature an array of activities and attractions for outdoors…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:22

Stream volunteers wanted

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Volunteers are needed to help monitor stream quality in Haywood County, and a training program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:20

Elk rut spells caution for Smokies visitors

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It’s breeding season for elk, and that means that fields in the Cataloochee and Oconaluftee areas of the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:19

Audubon study analyzes expected impact of climate change

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A National Audubon Society study of bird species in the continental United States and Canada released last week shows that…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:17

Haywood Waterways hike to hit salamander capital of the world

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A hike to the salamander capital of the world will come bundled with highland views and explanation from a National…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:28

The red wolf saga continues

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The next step for the endangered red wolf in Eastern North Carolina is an evaluation commissioned by U.S. Fish and…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:27

Used outdoor gear sought to fund clinic in rural Kenya

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MedicForce, a nonprofit that provides medical care and clinics in remote, third-world areas, is looking for donations of used outdoor…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:27

Ginseng poacher caught for fourth time, and behind bars again

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A Bryson City man will serve five months and 15 days in jail for illegally harvesting 83 American ginseng roots…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:26

Farm tour features gardens, ranches, orchards, and homesteads

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A self-guided tour of 37 farms in a several-county region of the mountains will be held Sept. 20-21, giving locavores…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:25

Party with PARI

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The Friends of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s will unveil a new outdoor amphitheater planetarium with an adjoining nature center on…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:23

Cherokee help sicklefin redhorse make a comeback

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A new fisheries program on the Cherokee Reservation aims to restore the imperiled sicklefin redhorse fish to its native habitat…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:21

Hemlock Initiative looks for solution to adelgid tragedy

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A trio of projects will launch renewed efforts to save the eastern hemlock following awards of $75,000 under the Hemlock…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:20

Sunburst’s trout jerky, caviar gets boost

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Sunburst Trout Farms in Haywood County has received a $150,000 matching fund USDA Value Added Producers Grant.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:37

Reliving the Plott Hound legacy

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A program titled “Touching the Face of History: The Story of the Plott Hound” will be held at 6:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:33

Cashiers adventure race kicks off second year

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Runners looking for a wilderness challenge will get their chance with the Second Annual Cashiers Trail Mix Mountain Run Experience…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:31

Bryson City Bicycles snags national honor

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Bryson City Bicycles has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops of 2014. Awarded by the National Bike Dealers…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:29

Nantahala Kids Club introduces youth to paddling

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Nantahala Kids Club, a program designed to engage kids in paddling, will kickoff a six-week outdoor recreation program Sept. 8.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:28

Waynesville mom takes on Iron Man

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Waynesville resident Jennifer Jacobsen recently crossed the finish line of the Ironman Louisville, a challenging race that involves a total…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:28

Fracking debate heats up in WNC

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The fracking issue is exploding in Western North Carolina as a public hearing on proposed oil and gas rules in…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:31

Jump on the gem mine caravan tour

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A tour of four historic gem mines will give a view into Franklin’s past, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:30

Key rule makers to speak at fracking forum

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A forum organized by N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, will give the public a chance to learn more about shale…