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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:55

Rare wetland habitat to get an upgrade

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A three-acre wetland near Cherokee Central Schools will get $25,000 worth of restoration work thanks to a grant that Great…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:54

Growing native in Highlands

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A slate of programs July 23-25 at the Highlands Biological Foundation will highlight the benefits of gardening with native plants,…
Haywood Community College student Logan Hawks recently placed third in the nation in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Collegiate Lumberjack Competition.…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 04:08

Outdoors events for kids

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Kids program offers chance to touch bones, or delve into digestion Haywood Public Library will get more than skin deep…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 04:00

Nantahala Lake gives up record-breaking fish

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Nantahala Lake spawned two state fishing records within a week during the month of June. Until now, the state record…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:51

Trout tournament coming up in Cherokee

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The annual Cherokee Dog Days Fishing Tournament will be held in Cherokee again July 18-19, with $10,000 in cash prizes…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:50

New map and website highlight Swain fishing

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A new website and brochure highlight all the fishing opportunities available in Swain County.
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:46

Mountain Wildlife Days returns to Sapphire Valley

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The 11th annual Mountain Wildlife Days will take over Sapphire Valley Resort near Cashiers, N.C. June 18-19, activities ranging from…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:32

Local water supplies get state recognition

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Maggie Valley Sanitary District and the town of Waynesville got props from the N.C. Division of Water Resources for an…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:32

WNC groups demand state fracking hearing closer to home

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A coalition of 17 organizations based in Western North Carolina is calling for a public hearing somewhere in the western…
The next public meeting in the forest plan revision process for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests is planned for 8…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:29

WNC trails hit the app store

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A new app for iPhone and Android will give hikers a guide to more than 300 hikes in the mountains…
The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is seeking proposals to turn $50,000 worth of grant funding into a win in the battle…
Part contest, part festival, part education and part science, the 2014 Discover Life in America BioBlitz will bring citizens and…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:13

Smokies elk get new tracking collars

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Biologists will get a boost in monitoring Smokies elk populations, thanks to a $13,720 grant Friends of the Smokies received…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:12

Horse exhibition to benefit Panthertown

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A horse exhibition hosted by Friends of Panthertown from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will raise money…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

American chestnut restoration showcased at Cataloochee

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Visitors are invited to check on the progress of the American chestnut restoration effort at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

Franklin man inducted to A.T. Hall of Fame

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Franklin has a hall-of-famer following the induction of Rev. Rufus Morgan into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame earlier this…
The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers gathered on the Blue Ridge Parkway this spring, instruments in hand, to…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:14

Libraries bring science and nature to life for kids

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Libraries across the mountains are in summer mode with a robust lineup of educational programs for kids. Special guests will…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:13

Get your race on with Haywood Waterways

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Haywood Waterways is now selling “trout” to compete in their annual Trout Race held at 5 p.m. on June 22…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:08

Comments open on coyote hunting in red wolf territory

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Comments are open regarding a proposed prohibition on coyote hunting in a five-county area in northeastern North Carolina. The area…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:07

Foraging field day in Cashiers

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Famed Asheville forager Alan Muskat will answer all your burning questions about forest foods during the next installment of the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Nature-inspired poetry readings held in Waynesville

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Michael Beadle, a local poet and educator, will read poetry that speaks to the mystery of nature and wildness 4…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference registration gears up

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Registration is up and running for the 31st Cullowhee Native Plant Conference to be held July 16-19 at Western Carolina…
A summer lecture series dedicated to natural history and conservation will kick off with a talk from Dr. Lee Alan…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:33

Local agriculture robust in WNC

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Local food sales are surging in Western North Carolina, and agriculture is alive and well.  Direct farmer-to-consumer food sales in…
 A book by Western Carolina University biology professor and Highlands Biological Station director James Costa titled Wallace, Darwin and the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:31

Conservation Voters release legislator rankings

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The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters has released its 2013 scorecard for North Carolina legislators, a number based on…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:29

Annual garden tour a go in Haywood

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The Barn at the Mountain Research Station, on Raccoon Road in Waynesville, will serve as the hub for ticket purchasing,…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:28

Falling tree gives Arizona woman a fright

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Jan Eagle got a scare when a tree fell on her campsite at Cataloochee Campground during her stay at Great…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:27

Youth to reenact ancient fishing practices

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Children will get a chance to learn firsthand about Cherokee fishing traditions by re-enacting a fish harvest on an ancient…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:26

Wilderness camp trains for adventure and evangelism

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Outdoor Mission Camp, an affiliate of Youth For Christ USA based in Maggie Valley, is offering a wilderness camp for…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:11

Land management series planned

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Landowners will have the chance to get a better handle on managing their woodlands responsibly with a lineup of summer…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:10

Local environmental knowledge sought

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The Coweeta Listening Project will come to Cowee Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, to…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:09

Shopping for conservation

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Shopping at Mast General Store in Waynesville on Saturday, June 7, will be a plus for the planet.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:08

T-shirt design contest uncovers artist

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Shelby Reece from Waynesville Middle School won Haywood Waterways’ Kids in the Creek T-shirt design contest. Her winning design, “Jumping…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:07

Audubon sponsors study of endangered warbler

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One of the most prized bringers of spring song in Western North Carolina is the golden-winged warbler, and Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:08

Ray’s Weather seeks Parkway photos for calendar

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Photographers are invited to submit their best Parkway photos to be featured in a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway calendar, a…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:06

Trail app for Nantahala areas

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A new web app gives hikers, bikers, equestrians and other forest users the ability to search trail stats for the…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:05

Party with moths in Highlands

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A moth party at 9 p.m. June 5 at the Highlands Biological Station will capitalize on the dark sky to…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:04

White-nose syndrome decimating WNC bats

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White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, is advancing in North…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:03

Senate votes to lift fracking moratorium

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The North Carolina Senate voted to lift the state’s fracking moratorium last week in a party-line vote. Democrats voted unanimously…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:02

Bass tourney gives anglers an outlet

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Anglers are getting the tackle ready for the 2014 Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament June 7 and 8. With 238 miles…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:36

Wilderness celebration planned in Asheville

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The Wilderness Act’s 50th birthday will get some recognition at “An Evening of Wilderness Champions — Celebrating 50 Years of…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:35

Summer nature programs kickoff in Highlands

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Regular weekday programs will begin at Highlands Nature Center next week. The programs include guided plant walks, children’s activities, storybook-based…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:33

New bike shop set to open in Bryson City

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Bryson City is about to get a second bike shop with the grand opening of Tsali Cycles on May 23.…
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against coyote hunting — which includes spotlight hunting — in the five eastern…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:31

Smokies gets new acting superintendent

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get a new acting superintendent June 1, replacing the currect acting superintendent who…