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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:50

Bringing back the native river cane

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River cane, a native type of bamboo that once grew in large stands along mountain rivers, has gotten a helping…
A special guided hike to the Ridges of Cedar Knob in the Highlands area will explore a high-elevation granite dome…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:48

Get off the eaten path with guided wild mushroom hunt

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Join a renowned mushroom forager for a guided mushroom hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday July 29.…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:46

A measure of hope for the hemlock forests?

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A scientist fighting to save the dying hemlock forests of the Southern Appalachians will give a talk on ongoing efforts…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:46

Smokies workshop to engage teachers

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An all-day workshop on July 31 will explore the ethics and ethos behind ecology and conservation in the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:45

Land a hand for the Smokies’ historic cabins

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The historic cabins, churches, school houses and farmhouses that date back to the times of early Appalachian settlers in the…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:28

Take a working vacation on the AT

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is searching for volunteers to help maintain sections along the fabled footpath. No previous trail experience…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:27

Learn how to manage your forest land

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Four workshops for private forest landowners in Western North Carolina will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays between mid-July and…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:26

Fox sightings not always a cause for concern

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Foxes sighted in daylight, or in urban and suburban settings are not necessarily rabid or dangerous, according to the N.C.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:25

Reward offered in elk poaching case

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The N.C. Wildlife Federation is offering $5,000 for information about the recent elk killings that directly leads to an arrest…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:24

Hiking the Southern Appalachians? Download this App

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Hikers who want to travel smarter on trails in the Southern mountains now have access to a mobile app called…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:23

Top supporters for national parks include local groups

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Friends of the Smokies and The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation are among a select group of organizations featured as part…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22

Pigeon River Fund awards grants

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Seven projects received $116,300 in grants from the Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Grant…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22

Summer doldrums? Students can volunteer in the Smokies

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Students can join a park ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this summer in a hands-on work project.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:21

Kids camp to explore heritage farming

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Kids will explore local agriculture in the 4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp in Haywood County held from 9 a.m.…
Western Carolina University has gotten more kudos for lowering energy use and costs and promoting utility savings.
The ninth-annual Mountain Wildlife Days will be held Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at Sapphire Valley Resort near…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:17

‘Around the World in 80 Birds’ coming to Highlands

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International birder and Highlands-Cashiers resident Romney Bathurst will present “Around the World in 80 Birds” at 7:30 p.m. July 23…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Farm tour and garden walk in Jackson

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The Jackson County Farmers Market is sponsoring the sixth annual Farm Tour and Garden Walk from 1 to 5 p.m.…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Highlands art center hosts eight garden tours

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The Bascom’s 2012 Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival, which includes a garden tour and flower show, will take place July…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Winged creatures of the night unveiled

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The Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest just outside of Brevard will host a night for nature enthusiasts of all…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Audubon Society to host birding tours, talk

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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is offering birders a chance to stroll around the grounds of a private home on…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Hike the Smokies with a naturalist

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A guided hike on the three-and-a-half mile round-trip Thomas Divide Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Land Trust hosts Yellow Creek Falls hike

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host a nature study and leisurely hike to Yellow Creek Falls and…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Guided hike explores Purchase Knob

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Meet with a park ranger and enjoy mountain views while lunching on top of Hemphill Bald July 19. Hiking enthusiast…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

LTLT to share vision and work

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Learn the latest about the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, including an update on land conservation initiatives, at noon…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Hay Day rolls into Haywood July 12

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The Mountain Research Station will hold its annual Hay Day on July 12, featuring demonstrations of the latest hay equipment…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Take the aerial challenge with NOC’s new zip line park

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Nantahala Outdoor Center has opened a new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park that features a traditional zip line and aerial…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Stargazing comes to a telescope near you

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An evening of stargazing using optical or radio telescopes will be held at 7 p.m. July 13 at the Pisgah…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Mapping ancient Cherokee mounds

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Cherokee mounds will be the focus of a 7 p.m., July 12, presentation at the Highlands Biological Station. Ben Steere,…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Fly fishing guide to share secret spots

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The Plateau Fly Fishing Club will hold a casting clinic at 6:15 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. July…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Learn about “hummers” in upcoming program

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A hummingbird program by Cathyrn and John Sill will be held July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kern Youth…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:06

Firecracker 5K lights a fuse with runners

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  If you are looking to run a personal best, consider the Bryson City Firecracker 5k on July 4th. The…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:05

Youth National Fly Fishing Championship held in Cherokee

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This year’s U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Championships were held in Cherokee last weekend, with venues including the catch-and-release waters in…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:05

Horse exhibition to benefit Panthertown

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  The Bald Rock Horse Exhibition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 in Sapphire to…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:04

Lecture series travels into the world of bogs

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  From spider behavior to salamander pheromones, researchers with the Highlands Biological Station are seemingly undaunted by the finer, even…
 Building the original elevator to the mountain’s summit in 1949 took workers 18 months to blast through solid granite, creating…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:02

Watch that stream

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  The Town of Waynesville has partnered with Haywood Waterways Association to strategically place stream-crossing signs around town and help…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:01

Join rangers for a hike to Black Balsam

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Rangers with the Blue Ridge Parkway will lead a hike to the summit of Black Balsam Knob in the Shining…
 “Spectacular Southern Appalachians” is the theme of a Nature Photography Exhibit by the mountain chapter of the Carolinas Nature Photographers…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:58

Growers needed for new Stecoah market

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  A new farmer’s market has opened at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County every Wednesday morning…
The Canary Coalition’s annual membership gathering will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Jackson County…
Artist Rick Hills, a studio owner in Waynesville, is donating 20 percent of the sale of his artwork on display…
A sweeping review of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will get under way in a matter of months, a…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:37

Birds of prey debut in Cashiers

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A presentation titled “Winged Hunters – Birds of Prey” will begin at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Village Green…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:37

Bird walk being offered into Chinquapin

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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will host its weekly bird walk on June 23 at Chinquapin in Cashiers. The group…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:36

Videos spotlight N.C. destinations in GSMNP

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A new series of short internet videos feature North Carolina sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The videos…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:35

Wolf program comes to libraries in Jackson

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Rob Gudger brings his Wolf Tales educational program to two local libraries in the coming days. Known as “Trapper Rob,”…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:33

Smokies diversity celebrated with three-day event

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Biodiviersity Days in the Smokies June 20-23 will commemorate the diversity of plant and animal life in the Great Smoky…