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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:32

Celebrate the Appalachian Trail season

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Whether you’re roughing it on the AT or just looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday, several upcoming…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Cheap greenhouse space for up for grabs

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Get an early start on this year’s garden by renting a space for seed flats in the greenhouse at the…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Jackson students win environmental contest

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The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the winners of its annual poster and essay contests. Third- through…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:40

Kids can get trekking with TRACK trail network

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Interactive activities for kids have been installed along a 1.3-mile section of trail at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, which…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:39

Permit needed to harvest ginseng

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office reminds the public that gathering ginseng on the Nantahala National Forest without a permit is illegal. 
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:38

Roving volunteers needed in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to rove the Oconaluftee River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum and fields along…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:37

Paddlers emerge for first big race of the year

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A major paddling race will be held on the Nantahala River March 22 and 23, with around 60 of the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:33

Collegiate bouldering showdown coming to WCU

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The Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest will attract college students from a several state area for a rock climbing and…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:32

Fracking documentary to be screened in Sylva

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A documentary about natural gas “fracking” in America, “Gasland Part 2,” will be screened in Sylva on Saturday, March 22,…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:31

Smokies announces spring openings

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With spring around the corner, campgrounds and secondary roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are reopening for the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:30

WCU professor honored for role in conservation

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Jim Costa, a biology professor at Western Carolina University and the Director of the Highlands Biological Station, has been nominated…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:29

Historic window stolen off Smokies cabin

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An antique window was stolen from an historic cabin in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:28

Catch stream insects in the name of water quality

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The volunteer battalion of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River is looking for new recruits to help monitor water…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:26

Missing link of Benton MacKaye trail solved

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A dicey section of the long-distance Benton MacKaye hiking trail that forced hikers to walk along the side of a…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:25

Aim high with annual Black Rock ascent

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Trail runners will scramble, scratch and claw their way to the 5,810-foot summit of Pinnacle Park in Sylva during the…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:06

Burns prescribed for Nantahala National Forest

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next three to six weeks on…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:05

Whitewater season opens with NOC’s Glacier Breaker

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The Nantahala Racing Club Glacier Breaker is set for March 8-9 at the Nantahala Bridge Gates at the Nantahala Outdoor…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:05

Left loop of Tsali Trail system reopened

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The left loop of the Tsali Trail system has been reopened.  Last month, the U.S. Forest Service closed the trail…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:04

Classic hikes of the Smokies kicks off

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Friends of the Smokies’ first Classic Hike of the year will be to Little Cataloochee on Tuesday, March 11. Join…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 02:51

Park seeks volunteer citizen scientists

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers need volunteers to help track nature’s calendar.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:08

Haywood’s first ever seed lending library

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Learn about the new seed library of Waynesville at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2,…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:07

Trail of Tears exhibit on display at WCU

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A reception and talk to accompany the new exhibit “Fewer Footprints and More Tears: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the…
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…