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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:19

Help bring back the Cullowhee lily by planting bulbs

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An effort to re-establish the Cullowhee lily on the Western Carolina University campus gets under way this fall with a…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:18

First whitewater releases hit the Upper Nantahala

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Paddlers hungry to sample the newest whitewater run to hit WNC’s rivers will flock to the upper reaches of the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:17

NOC serves up guest appreciation festival

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Nantahala Outdoor Center will host its end-of-season Guest Appreciation Festival Sept. 28-30. A cornerstone of the annual event is the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:17

Competition and culture at Forest Festival Day

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Grab your axes. The 17th Annual John G. Palmer Woodmen’s Meet at The Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:15

Dry Falls reopens after extensive rehab

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The U.S. Forest Service reopened Dry Falls in the Nantahala National Forest Saturday, Sept. 22. The site has been closed…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:15

Introduce kids to the joys of mountain biking

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Grab the kids and the bikes and head to the trails of Deep Creek outside Bryson City to celebrate ‘Take…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:14

Learn how to forage for edibles

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Wild foods expert Alan Muskat of Asheville will lead a foraging workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:13

Birds of prey to swoop into farmers market

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Owls, falcons and other birds of prey will make an appearance at the Haywood Historic Farmers Market in Waynesville from…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:20

Pour Le Pink 5K to raise money for breast cancer services

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The Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation will hold a breast cancer benefit 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Highlands.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:19

Streak along the Tuck for a good cause

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The annual Smoky Streak run will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, along the Tuckasegee River in Sylva to raise money…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:18

Library to host local herbalist

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Discover the world of herbs, from cooking to healing to the best ways to grow them, at 7 p.m. Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:17

Discover where Civil War history intersects with hiking trails

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The Macon County Public Library will present “Hiking Through History” with Leanna Joyner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:16

‘Beauty Beneath the Dirt’ to be screened at REI

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A film about three Appalachian Trail thru-hikers will be shown 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the REI in Asheville.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:14

Celebrating 35 years of the Bartram Trail

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The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Franklin with a program…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:13

Spotlight hunting of coyotes challenged

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State wildlife officials have gone too far in their goal of putting a dent in the coyote population, particularly when…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:12

Nantahala Hiking Club hosts family hiking day

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The Nantahala Hiking Club, along with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is holding a free “Family Hiking Day” on Saturday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:10

Wildlife group can’t find a hero in state legislative

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In an unprecedented move, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation has declined to honor a Legislator of the Year for the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:08

Foliage forecaster predicts good, but spotty, colors

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Visitors to Western North Carolina’s mountains can look forward to a good display of color this autumn, although some areas…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:07

Monarchs migrate through WNC

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A program called “Bring Back the Monarchs” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cradle of…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:06

Hummingbird expert to give talk

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A free program titled “Hummingbirds: Delicate Gems or Sky Kings?” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at…
The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and John Warren will lead an Eco Tour to Timber Ridge, part of the Warren Estate…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Kids in the Creek invites community to take part

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The 15th annual Kids in the Creek program for Haywood County eighth-graders will be held Sept.17-19 at the Canton Recreation…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Trout Unlimited brings conference to WNC

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Trout fishermen from across the country will convene in Asheville this weekend for the Trout Unlimited annual conference Sept. 14-16.…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:06

Blaze a farm trail through the mountains

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Farms across Western North Carolina will welcome the public to traipse through their fields, barns and greenhouses during the annual…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Pitch in for the Big Sweep along your local waterways

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Volunteers will rescue creeks and rivers from a tangle of accumulated trash that builds up along the banks and in…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Get a taste of fishing, archery and shooting

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National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated with family-oriented outdoor events at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education from…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:04

Potentially fatal disease could pose risk to deer

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An outbreak of a disease spread by biting gnats has turned up deer populations in several foothill counties.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Local adventurers share their stories at Jackson Library

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The adventure stories of several Jackson County residents is the subject of a new collection of exhibits and a program…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Inaugural Tuck River Festival set for Sept. 16

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The inaugural Tuckasegee River Festival — “Fiddler on the River” — is sponsored by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:01

Restaurants take part in Parkway fundraiser

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will hold the first annual Plates for the Parkway event on Sept. 18 in which…
10 percent of Mast General Store sales in Waynesville on Sept. 15 will go to the Friends of the Smokies…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:00

Learn about growing organic broccoli

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North Carolina State University is hosting a workshop on organic broccoli production from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:59

Ginseng seminar offered in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in downtown Sylva will host Cooperative Extension agent Christy Bredenkamp for a free seminar on ginseng production for homeowners…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:05

Adult soccer league sign-up in Haywood

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Sign-ups are underway for an adult soccer league in Haywood County. The league is run by Haywood County Recreation &…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Freestyle paddlers converge on the Gorge

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The 2012 Freestyle Kayaking World Cup Champion will culminate Sept. 7-9 on the Nantahala River with athletes from more than…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Spring into fall with Cherokee Harvest run

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The Cherokee Harvest Half-Marathon and 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Cherokee. Both races will…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:02

5K paired with WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day

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A 5K race will be held at Western Carolina University at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of festivities…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:01

Blue Ridge Parkway vista protected Near Waynesville

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A 34-acre tract along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville has been preserved, protecting important views along the scenic road…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:00

A smorgasboard of sustainablity how-to’s

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The Southern Green Living Expo will offer a weekend of solution-based, interactive, family oriented events on a host of environmental…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:59

GSMA to convene in Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association will gather for three days of hiking, special programs and camaraderie in Bryson City Sept.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:58

Farmer’s market come to Cullowhee

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A new farmer’s market has joined the local food scene in the mountains. The ‘Whee Farmer’s Market in Cullowhee community…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Swap insight with top trail hounds

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Trail advocates from several states will converge for the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition annual gathering Sept. 20-23 at Falls Creek…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Share your trail wish-list at upcoming public workshop

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Trail users are invited to share their ideas for a comprehensive regional trail plan at a public workshop from 5:30…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:56

Friends of the Smokies trek to Big Creek

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A guided hike along picturesque cascades of Big Creek in the Haywood County section of the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:55

Nature photography program to highlight wildlife travelogue

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Photos of wildlife and special places taken by members of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will be shared during a…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:54

Get a sneak peak of Pisgah Astronomical Institute Sept. 14

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Go behind the scenes at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute during a special program held from 5 to 9 p.m.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:09

Ginseng harvest gets underway in WNC

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It’s ginseng time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and the U.S. Forest Service is reminding visitors to national…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:08

Blue Ridge Parkway to step up radio telemetry enforcement

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing enforcement efforts against the illegal use of radio tracking equipment by hunters. The only…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:07

Arboretum hosts dahlia show, craft day

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The North Carolina Arboretum will host two events to end the summer and kick off fall — the 26th annual…