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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.
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…