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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Cherokee 5k to benefit cancer support group

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The annual Cherokee Choices 5k Run, Walk or Roll will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Backpacking 101 held Nov. 17 in Cullowhee

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Novice outdoor adventurers can learn the basics of wilderness excursion at a 45-minute workshop beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Stranded hiker rescued from national park backcountry

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A hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was successfully evacuated by rescuers last…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

A WCU campus run with a twist and a message

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Western Carolina University, as part of its Love Your Body Week, will hold a station run on campus at 4:30…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Lily effort takes root around WCU

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An effort to re-establish a favorite local flower while also growing a scholarship fund at Western Carolina University is off…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Diamond Brand partners to produce outdoor rec website

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Asheville retailer Diamond Brand Outdoors has partnered with RootsRated.com to introduce a new, locally-sourced digital outdoor recreation guide for the…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

New trout website aims to hook anglers

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has fired up its new trout fishing webpage, which provides useful information for trout anglers…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Fourth-graders conquer Appalachian trails on hiking trip

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More than 70 fourth-graders and parents trekked across the Appalachians in Macon County as part of an annual student trip…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Trails initiative seeks input from Haywood residents

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A public workshop focusing on ideas for Haywood County trails that could become part of a Regional Trails Plan will…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Water stewardship videos shown in Swain

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Four short videos that are part of a Watershed Film Series titled “It’s Our Water” will be shown the evening…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

An easy, historical hike on the Carolina side of the Smokies

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Hikers can participate in a leisurely, guided hike Saturday, Nov. 17, on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Guided hikes continue as fall gives way to winter

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Hike amidst flowing creeks and historic remnants along the Smokemont Loop Trail on a guided hike through the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:37

Pack your brownbag and head to WCU for garden talk

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A Western Carolina University lunch speaker series is drawing to a close for the fall with a talk about community…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:36

Haywood Farmers Market moves indoors for November

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The Historic Haywood Farmers market will move indoors starting this weekend, with Saturday’s market held from 8 a.m. until noon…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:35

Cataloochee Ski Area breaks records with October opening

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For only the second time in its history, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will be open for skiing in…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:34

Bears descend on Panthertown Valley

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The U.S. Forest Service is discouraging people from backcountry camping of bringing food into the Panthertown Valley area outside Cashiers…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:33

Backcountry camping fees coming soon in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to implement changes to its current backcountry reservation and permitting process in early 2013.…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:32

Put your roots down at ginseng expo

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The upcoming International American Ginseng Expo in Western North Carolina will be an opportunity for local ginseng retailers to learn…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:31

Forest Service cracks down on ginseng poaching

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Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests, warned would-be ginseng poachers last week that law enforcement…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:28

See shuttle artifacts and night sky viewing

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A special presentation of the fall night sky and the first public display of new space shuttle artifacts will be…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:27

Forest Service to open “green” ranger station

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A new, environmentally friendly ranger office will be opening in Mars Hill in Madison County Nov. 13 to serve the…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:26

Benton MacKaye guide series now complete

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The Benton MacKaye Trail Association has announced this fall the completion of the new Benton MacKaye Trail Guide — Smokies…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:25

Mountains to Sea Trail photo contest

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Public submissions are being accepted for a statewide outdoor photography contest. The Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail are…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:49

WCU group sets record in 175 mile relay run

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Students and faculty members from Western Carolina University’s athletic training program finished the 2012 Mountain Jug Run for Research in…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:48

Farmers market says goodbye to summer

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It is time to pack up and move indoors. Saturday Nov. 27 marks the last weekend of the season that…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:47

Jump on board the growing Farm to School program

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An all-day workshop put on by the Growing Minds Farm to School program will help schools connect with local farmers…
Students and professionals in outdoor education fields will partake in the annual Adventure Education Conference, Nov. 2 at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:45

Hike to Waynesville’s watershed

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A birder, ecologist and forester will lead a guided fall hike through Waynesville’s 8,600-acre preserved watershed from 9 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

Safety courses mark start of fall hunting

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Free hunter safety courses will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5-7 on the Haywood Community College campus.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

HCC Woodsmen team rocks the Cradle at Timbersports meet

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Haywood Community College’s Timbersports Team took first place by a landslide at the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet held…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

Bike Haywood honored for Haywood County master plan

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Bicycle Haywood NC and Haywood County both received top awards from a national planning organization for their bicycle advocacy work.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:42

Celebrate fall with the LTLT

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its fall celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:23

Get your cameras and get outside

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Lens Luggers of Western North Carolina is hosting an all-day photography outing Oct. 27 to suit even the novice recreationalist.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:22

A Natural twist on Halloween fun

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Highlands Nature Center will host the Halloween “Enchanted Forest” Nature Trail Oct. 30 for a trick-or-treating experience in nature. Group…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:22

Blue Ridge Parkway goes mobile for leaf season

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Just in time for fall leaf season, a free new mobile app for the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding regions…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:20

Students lend a helping held to bald restoration

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A group of Western Carolina University students lent a hand to help restore the open balds on the summit of…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:19

Federal court upholds closure of the Tellico trails

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A federal judge has upheld the U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to close the Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Area…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:19

Weigh in on policies impacting locally-grown food

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Farmers are invited to a listening session on regulations that could hamper or help local food production and markets, being…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:18

Bears pilfer food from campsites in Pisgah National Forest

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Six bear encounters have been reported in the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest over the past two weeks.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:17

Run for the Power of Pink

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The Power of Pink 5K and Memory Walk to raise money for mammograms for underserved women will be held in…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:16

Turkey shoot-out golf tournament

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The annual Turkey Shoot-Out Golf tournament will be held November 10 and 11 at the Maggie Valley Club. The tournament…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:15

Franklin half-marathon held on Little T Greenway

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The 13-mile Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon will take place on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin Saturday, Nov. 3.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:14

A journey through the Smokies’ timber era past

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Hikers are invited to see the how the changes of time have affected the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:12

Enjoy the fall colors on foot

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A 5-mile trail run will be held on the single-track trails of Nantahala Outdoor Center Saturday, Oct. 27.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:41

Take outdoor photos with the experts

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The Lens Luggers outdoor photography group will host two excursions, Oct. 20 and 21, to give visual enthusiasts the opportunity…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:40

Join a guided hike to Hemphill Bald at Cataloochee Ranch

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is leading a hike to Hemphill Bald at Cataloochee Ranch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.…
A free workshop for landowners interested in learning more about conservtion agreements with a land trust will be held from…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:38

Old time campin’ on tap in the Pisgah Forest

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Historical and outdoor enthusiasts can go watch a small group of re-enactors in a reconstructed campsite of the early 1900’s…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:34

Tuckasegee to receive 19,600 trout this fall

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The delayed harvest section of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, one of 15 spots on the Western North Carolina…