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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…
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…