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 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…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:45

A not too shabby second

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May 3 and 4 were the dates for this year’s 30th annual edition of the Great Smoky Mountains Birding Expedition.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:44

Pitch in to cleanup along the Pigeon River in Canton

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Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day along the walking trail and stream bank of the Pigeon River at Canton…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Marathon mountain bike race rolls in to Tsali

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A 12-hour bike race in Nantahala National Forest near Bryson City will test the mettle and stamina of participating peddlers.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Duckett’s Produce enters tenth season

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Duckett’s Produce has reopened for a tenth season at three locations in Haywood County, including Maggie Valley, Crabtree and Canton,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:38

Salamander to be celebrated at Cradle of Forestry

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The Southern Appalachians have the world’s highest diversity of salamanders, and Salamander Saturday will introduce some of the key players,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:37

Avian experience coming to Sapphire

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A raptor demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Sapphire Valley Community Center will give participants a chance to…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:36

Story of the Cullowhee lily to be told at Lake J

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The tale of the once-common Cullowhee lily will take center stage at the next meeting of the Tuscola Garden Club,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:34

Obstacle race serves up family-friendly adventure

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The Merrell Adventure Dash, held at 4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Nantahala Gorge, will give participants of all ages…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:33

Ducks on the Tuck fundraiser floats into Swain County

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Ducks — of the rubber variety — will take to the Tuckaseegee River 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in an…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:32

Parkway project funding announced

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More than $700,000 in funds raised from license plates, gifts and grants will go toward projects and programs on the…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:20

Smokies home to rare synchronized lightning bugs

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Spots are going fast to view the unique synchronous firefly display in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains…
Soccer players ages 11 to 18 looking for a challenge beyond their local leagues will have a chance to try out…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:17

Birds of prey program swoops into Cherokee

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A Birds of Prey program planned for 1 p.m., May 9, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center will give visitors an…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:16

Smokies to offer glimpse of park careers

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Anyone who’s wondered what a day in the life of a National Park Service employee looks like will get a…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:14

Springtime, garden time

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Unearth the secret of square-foot gardening A free introduction to square-foot gardening at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at the Canton…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:28

Hike to wildflowers and waterfalls

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Wildflower blaze expected on Highlands hike A wildflower hike will step off from the Jones Gap parking area near Highlands at…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:27

Plant sale, plant clinic

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Plant sale planned for Franklin The 12th annual plant sale of the Macon County Master Gardener Association will be held 9…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:26

Cherokee language exhibit tours region

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Cherokee language and culture is the focus of a touring exhibit slated to visit ten sites in the region throughout…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:26

Rule would limit dog hunting on some game land

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting comments on a proposed temporary rule change that would prohibit using dogs to…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Fishing festival to take over

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A deluge of fly fishermen will soon descend on Western Carolina University. It’s the annual Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival, and…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Opportunity for Highlands birders

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Free, weekly bird-watching trips from the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will start up in Highlands beginning May 3. Walks leave…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Hike to take in rare pink shell azalea blooms

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A hike to see the rare pink shell azalea on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain near Panthertown, scheduled for…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:16

Spring celebration planned for Parkway

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Live raptors, green building and spring flowers will all be part of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Greening of the Parkway…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:11

Wildflower Whimsy kicks off in Highlands

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The Wildflower Whimsy event, May 2-3, at the Highlands Biological Foundation, will feature guided garden tours, a live plant auction…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:09

Farmers market kicks off in Waynesville

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Another season is underway for Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market, which starts up again at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26. The…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:08

Rain barrels available in Haywood County

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Rain barrels made from recycled food-grade containers are available for purchase at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:07

A boon for bears

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Bear management will get a boost in the Smokies with $4,000 in Appalachian Trail license plate sales to go toward…