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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…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:34

Massey Branch Boat ramp to close

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The U.S. Forest Service will close the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on Lake Santeetlah beginning Oct. 15 so that improvements…
A guided hike in the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held Thursday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:32

Raising hellbenders is no small feat

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Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have launched a captive breeding program for the giant, odd-looking Hellbender salamander, also…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:31

Leaf lookers take heed

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The U.S. Forest Service has launched a web site for “Leaf Viewing in Western North Carolina.” The site features scenic…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:18

Ice Age comes alive in new exhibit

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A new exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum, After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice, unlocks the mysteries…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:17

Free pesticide disposal day

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A pesticide collection day for unwanted pesticides will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:16

Hike to Highland’s Rock Mountain

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A guided hike to the summit of Rock Mountain in the Highlands area will be held from 9 a.m. until…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:15

Grants to help farmers put out new roots

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Farmers in Western North Carolina can tap $3,000 to $6,000 grants from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to help…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:13

Survey shows outdoorsmen are environmentalists

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A new national poll released last month shows sportsmen prioritize protecting public lands above energy production. The poll conducted for…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:12

Pick up winter gardening tips from leading WNC botanist

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An organic winter gardening workshop be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cullowhee home…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:11

Hikers needed for Mountain-to-Sea Trail routes

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Hikers are needed to hike proposed Mountain-to-Sea Trail routes in Jackson and Swain counties in and give feedback about the…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:11

Learn about the how and why of fall colors

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The Highlands Nature Center will host a program on fall colors from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:10

Catch fall colors with Parkway hike

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Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will lead an easy to moderate 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Sam Knob…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:10

Hikes with Land Trust for the Little Tennessee

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host a guided hike to Yellow Creek Falls in Graham County on…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:23

Rooted in the Mountains symposium comes to WCU

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The third annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:22

Help sought in mapping historic settlements

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When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in the 1930s and 1940s, hundreds of families were forced to…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:22

Take a volunteer vacation along the A.T.

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Rocky Top Trail Crew is looking for volunteers to help reconstruct a remote section of the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:21

Haywood Master Gardeners to give grants

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The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is accepting applications for grants for horticultural projects in Haywood County. The deadline…
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…