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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:12

Bridge dedicated to honor whitewater hero

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Mystic Lands Property Owners Association has dedicated a bridge to honor Rob Kelly, a whitewater rafting guide who saved a…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:11

Bear cables get a boost

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Backpackers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can continue to keep their food and packs out of reach of…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:10

Canton man to serve time for Max Patch destruction

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Tyler Pace is expected to report to the U.S. Marshals Service office in Asheville next week to start serving his…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:08

Once abundant river cane is a dwindling resource

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Ethnobotanist David Cozzo will lead an eco tour on July 30 to the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve to discuss how the…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:06

Jackson Farmer’s market summer sizzle cooking demos

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Chef Jen Pearson of Guadalupe Cafe will be showcasing eggplant in an original recipe during a local foods cooking demo…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:08

Kayaker found dead near Shining Rock

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The body of a kayaker who was reported missing in the Pisgah National Forest late afternoon July 4 was found…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:07

‘Headhunters and Toothbrushes’

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Jono Bryant will present a talk called “Headhunters and Toothbrushes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Macon County…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:06

Property along parkway in Jackson protected

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina recently purchased a 31-acre property that adjoins the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:05

Learn to use your wide-angle lens

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The Lens Luggers photography club of Western North Carolina is holding a special photography clinic featuring wide angle perspective and…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:04

Conference serves as conduit to the natural world

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Roll out the green welcome mat for the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference coming Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, July…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:54

NC wildlife officials awarded grant for bats

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $950,000 to 28 states for projects to combat and study…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:53

List of Top 10 animal species on the demise

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The N.C. Wildlife Federation has released its list of the Top 10 wildlife species struggling to survive. These critters are…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:50

Project invites public for day at stream

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Aquatic enthusiasts have the chance to tag along with the scientists for a lesson on stream sampling. The Highlands Biological…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:48

Kick ball kickin’ off

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Test your kick-ball skills this summer in the big leagues. Registration is underway for the 2013 Haywood County Recreation and…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:47

Catch the water ski show to remember at Lake J

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Jon boats and canoes are a common sight on the water at Lake Junaluska. But a water ski team stacked…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:46

Riveting topics in store for conservation lecture series

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The summer Zahner Conservation Lecture Series will kick off in Highlands next week with a talk on biodiversity in the…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:41

Nowhere to go but down on this guided hike

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A nearly all-downhill hike will be held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, July 16, with Friends…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:40

Forest service curtails ginseng picking

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U.S. Forest Service officials are limiting the harvesting of wild ginseng in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests, citing concern…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:39

Disc golf takes off in Waynesville

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The Waynesville Disc Golf Juniors team has received a boost from the Professional Disc Golf Association, helping the team buy…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Cyclists commemorate Trail of Tears

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There were hundreds of hills, a few minor spills, but mostly thrills for the 2013 Remember the Removal bike riders…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Fish for free(dom) on Independence Day

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Fishing for a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Independence Day? The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Group getting the word out on recycling

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The Macon County Public Library was recently recognized as a community leader in recycling.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Bear carcass baffles law enforcement

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A bear carcass marked in white paint with a message seemingly taunting law enforcement officials was dumped onto a road…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:45

Outdoor gear store in Franklin celebrates expansion

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Franklin’s downtown outdoor gear store just got bigger.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:43

Canoe series starts this weekend in the gorge

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June kicks off the first of a three-part event at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, near Bryson City, called the Canoe…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:43

Eat to support the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Eateries in Western North Carolina have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:42

Learn to co-exist with mountain black bears

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Mountain visitors and residents can learn more about their black bear neighbors at an upcoming seminar. A program called “Understanding…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:42

Predator birds come to Waynesville

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Get ready for live talons, Waynesville. Doris Mager, better known as “The Eagle Lady,” will appear with her birds of…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:40

Book details the fall and the rise of elk in the East

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A new book has been published detailing the story of the grand, four-legged keepers of the Great Smoky Mountains Park:…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:38

From slaughterhouse to garden sanctuary

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The Macon County Master Gardener Association is hosting an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. June 15 at the…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:33

Great Smoky Mountains Association looks back

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association has turned 60 years old, and although it has changed during the years, its mission…
Warm weather brings with it a greater risk for mosquito-borne illnesses, but health officials say precautions can be taken to…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:46

The Owl Prowl is back in Highlands

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A birds of prey program will put participants face to face with live raptors and give them a chance to…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:45

Don’t touch that fawn!

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They are awfully cute, and often times look abandoned, but the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding the public not…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:44

See winged hunters up close and personal

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be the site of an upcoming birds of prey program, featuring live raptors…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:43

Planetarium and stargazing on the agenda at PARI

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A summer night sky viewing event and open house will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:42

Audobon Society, here I come

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Maybe someone heard my plea. For the last two weekends, the rain, for the most part, has stayed away, giving…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:39

Time to SWEAT on the Appalachian Trail

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Volunteers are being sought to work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on its Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail Crew…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:33

Sylva farmers market gives veggies, takes plastic

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You don’t have to barter with chickens at the Jackson County Farmers Market, or even pay with cash for that…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:32

Outdoor writer explores Mountain-To-Sea Trail

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Danny Bernstein will discuss her third hiking book, Mountains-To-Sea: Trail Across North Carolina, at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:31

Trout waters set to open; youth go first

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes known as delayed-harvest trout…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:30

Great Smokies celebrates National Trails Day

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, with a volunteer workday on…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:29

Author climbs Clingmans Dome in new book

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Clingmans Dome towers over the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the highest point in both the national park…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:28

Upcoming summer camps

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Smokies summer camp near Cherokee Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a three-day camp, “Smokies Summer Science Investigations,” for…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:27

Bringing the classroom outside

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Highlands Middle School became home to a new outdoor classroom earlier this month.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Going toe to toe with Mother Nature

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It is said that humans are fickle creatures, and if that is true, then the weather must be at least…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Hit Mast General to help conservation

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will get a boost on Saturday, June 1, when Mast General Store locations in Waynesville…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

More recycling bins for WCU

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Western Carolina University received 75 new recycling bins through the Alcoa Foundation Recycling Bin Grant Program and have begun placing…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Max Patch restored, off-roaders pay

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The off-roaders responsible for causing damage to the popular Pisgah National Forest hiking spot Max Patch have reached a plea…