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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:06

Join the world of backyard chickens

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Interested in keeping chickens? Learn all about it from Ashley English at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Canton…
Retired national park wildlife biologist Kim DeLozier will speak about his book, Bear in the Back Seat, on Saturday, March…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:03

Volunteers needed to staff Clingmans Dome information center

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park is recruiting volunteers to staff the Information Center at Clingmans Dome, from April 1 through…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:02

Trail junkies sign up early for Wilderness Skills Institute

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A 10-day workshop in May will cover everything you need to know to join trail crews on overnight expeditions in…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:30

Sign up for youth activities

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Sign up for spring soccer in Jackson Jackson County spring soccer sign ups will be from 8 a.m. to 6…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:29

Beekeepers school held in Haywood

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A beginning beekeepers school will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Haywood County…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:29

Fisheries society honors Bill McClarney

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Senior Scientist and Aquatic Program Specialist Dr. Bill McLarney, a senior scientist and aquatic program specialist for the Land Trust…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:26

Public comment on sought on Smokemont stables project

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to build a new 36-stall barn at…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:25

Hiking season with Friends of the Smokies starts March 11

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Outdoors author and blogger Danny Bernstein will once again lead this year’s Friends of the Smokies Classic Hikes, which kick…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:22

HCC Wildlife Club to host wild game dinner fundraiser

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The Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College is hosting the 8th annual Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:21

Sports for youth

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Girls volleyball prep league at Waynesville Recreation Center A volleyball development league for girls in fourth through sixth grade will…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:19

Learn to grow mushrooms in a log

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Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Macon County Environmental Resource…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:18

Teaching farmers to be businessmen

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Boosting sales at farmers’ markets, marketing to restaurants, finding farmland and tapping agritourism are just a few of the topics…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:12

Commissions wants input on how to manage Needmore game land

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A public meeting on management plans for the Needmore game land in Macon and Swain counties will be held from…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:11

New reference book on Unicoi and Snowbird mountains available

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Owen Link McConnell liked the Unicoi and Snowbird mountains so much, he wrote a book about them. And not just…
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:10

Tallulah Hike steps off a year of wilderness

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A guided hike along the Tallulah River in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, to…
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:08

Outhouse race to run in Sapphire

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So, when else would you have an opportunity to race an outhouse down a ski mountain? Thought so. 
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:06

WNC Nature Center reaches record attendance for 2013

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A whole lot of people visited the WNC Nature Center last year. The Friends of the WNC Nature Center report…
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:04

Haywood teacher recognized for conservation education

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A Haywood County teacher, Janet Frazier, has been named the 2013 North Carolina Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year.
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:03

Macon hiker talks about life feat

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Octogenarian Jim Pader will talk about his record-setting hike up Mount Whitney from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12,…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:54

Agritourism contributors needed

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Buy Haywood is collecting listings for an agri-tourism guide to feature produce stands, farmers markets, value-added products with local ingredients…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:53

Students to participate in regional science fair

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The Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair will bring students from across the region to Western Carolina University on Wednesday…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:52

Photography happenings

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Photography workshop to focus on Appalachian barns A weekend photography workshop called “The Appalachian Barn Workshop: The Barns of Haywood and…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:51

Birds of prey program to be held in national park

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A program about birds of prey called “Heads Up for Hunters of the Sky” will be held at 2 p.m.…
More than 60 brave souls are taking the Polar Plunge challenge by jumping into Lake Junaluska this Saturday, Feb. 1.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:49

“Armored” mammal spotted in Pisgah National Forest

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Roger Skillman had just finished a hike and was driving home through the Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County when…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:44

Sylva restaurant highlighted for creative use of meat

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A Sylva farm-to-table restaurant is featured in the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s (ASAP) Get Local initiative for its additional sourcing…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:42

WNC Nature Center reaches record attendance in 2013

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A whole lot of people visited the WNC Nature Center last year. The Friends of the WNC Nature Center report…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:41

Keeping track in the Smokies

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Tracking elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park just got a little easier, thanks to a grant from Charter Communications.…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:40

Good times at Tube World

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Tube World in Maggie Valley treated 170 students from Clyde Elementary to a fieldtrip last week as part of a…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:39

New public river access launched along Tuckasegee

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Three new public access sites and boat put-ins have been developed along the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County:
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:37

New fees tacked on to all-electric cars

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This year all-electric vehicles registered in North Carolina — about 1,600 of them — are required to pay a $100…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:36

Grant helps buy feed for abused horses

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STAR Ranch Rescue, a refuge for abused and neglected horses and other animals in Haywood County, has received a $750…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:07

Cold temps freeze Highland’s lake

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Lindenwood Lake, a four to five-acre stretch of water in Highlands, froze over last week during the area’s record-cold temperatures.…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:06

Slide closes Tsali Trail loop

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The left loop of the Tsali Trail system popular among mountain bikers is closed due to a slide along the…
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.