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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:04

Star gazing event near Maggie Valley

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing event Sept. 7 at one of Haywood County’s clearest views…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:03

Family canoe event scheduled

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The fourth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., just upstream from the…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:02

New river access opened in Whittier

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Public access to the popular Tuckasegee River will improve when Duke Energy opens the new Whittier Access Area Sept. 1.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:01

First-ever releases on the Upper Nanty

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The first-ever scheduled recreational whitewater releases on the upper Nantahala River — scheduled for Sept. 29-30 — will offer advanced…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:01

HCC to hold sawmill operation auction Sept. 22

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Haywood Community College will hold a sawmill operation auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the college. The…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:00

Symposium on carnivorous plants

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Carnivorous plants will be highlighted at the annual Native Plant Symposium at the Highlands Botanical Garden Sept. 13-15.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:59

Series finale focuses on nocturnal adaptations

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The nocturnal adaptations of plants and animals will be the subject of the final Zahner series lecture at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:41

Haywood youngsters get lesson on trash

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The Commission for a Clean County debuted its new project called KEEP IT CLEAN! at Riverbend Elementary School in Haywood…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:40

4-H Club comes center stage

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Youth with the 4-H Livestock Club in Haywood County will be front and center at the county fair this weekend…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:40

Serving it up farm fresh

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Chef Chris Dole will be creating dishes to sample using farm fresh, in-season foods from vendors at the Jackson County…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:39

Maggie Valley Moonlight Run set for Saturday

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Runners will kick up their heels down the main drag of Maggie Valley this Saturday evening in the annual night-time…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:37

Panthertown calling volunteers

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Volunteers are needed to lend a hand this Saturday, August 25, for the trails of Panthertown Valley, a popular and…
A nature discovery trail along Scott’s Creek in Dillsboro has been two years in the making and the Watershed Association…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:34

Kephart Days pays tribute to Smokies icon

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The life and contributions of Horace Kephart, an outdoor writer, folklorist and founder of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

Guided bird walk to be held in Sapphire

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A 2.5-mile bird walk around Fairfield Lake in Sapphire will be led by two expert birders with the Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

The life and times of song sparrows unveiled by professor

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A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:32

Telethon rallies funding support for Smokies

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $192,157 last week during the annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon broadcast…
Frank King is on a mission to find the perfect meat. King, the owner of King Bio Natural Medicine, holistic…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:54

King Of The Smokies Triathlon set for Lake J on Sept. 1

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The King of the Smokies sprint and international distance triathlons will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:53

Talk looks at learning outside the classroom

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Dr. Karen Kandl, associate director at the Highlands Biological Station, will speak on “Biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians: Learning outside…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:52

Labor Day LakeAlooza party at Fontana Village

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Fontana Village Resort will host a LakeAlooza party on Labor Day weekend. A full day of water activities at Fontana…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:51

Public television show focuses on environmental issues

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This American Land, a new weekly half-hour series that delves into key environmental issues, is now airing on UNC-TV every…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:49

High school students complete WCU bike trek

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Eleven high school students from Western North Carolina had an opportunity to learn about biology and ecology this summer as…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:46

Volunteer needed at Oconaluftee

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help the park staff by roving the River Trail, Mountain…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:41

Photography classes turn the eye to nature in WNC

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A field photography program that includes four Wednesday morning shoots, three evening group critiques and field discussions will be held…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:40

Aug. 16 telethon is great chance to help the Smokies

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It’s amazing what can happen in just 60 minutes. Each year, the Friends Across the Mountains telethon showcases inspiring images…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:39

DuPont forest trip for seniors

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a trip for seniors to DuPont State Forest near Brevard on Sept.…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:39

Interactive fishing map released

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently added a new interactive map to its website that identifies more than 500 public…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:39

Plant-insect symbiosis focus of hike

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Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will lead a “Sweet Summer Nectar” hike to the meadow near Sams Knob beginning at 10…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:02

Parking lot offers native plant lesson

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The native garden located at the Bridge Park parking lot in the triangle surrounding the Jackson County Farmers Market sign…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:00

Arboretum hosting world renowned gardeners

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The Speaking of Gardening symposium Aug. 24-25 at the N.C. Arboretum will bring some of the world’s finest gardeners to…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:58

Family tours of Tuckasegee tributary

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The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River is offering guided adventure tours from 9 to 11 a.m. each Saturday morning…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:57

Group celebrating AT anniversary

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail with a summer games…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:56

New law legalizes night hunting of coyotes, boar

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New state hunting laws make it legal to hunt coyotes and feral swine at night on private lands. The laws…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:55

HCC to offer Hunter Safety courses

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Haywood Community College’s Natural Resources Division and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer Hunter Safety courses from 6-9:30…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:55

Outdoor Sportsman’s Day Aug. 18

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The WNC Sportsman’s Club and the Lake Logan Episcopal Center are sponsoring an Outdoor Sportsmans Day beginning at 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:53

Dinner to benefit Elk Foundation

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold a fundraising banquet and auction on Aug. 18 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:52

Lecture to center on extinct cougar

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Dr. Ron Sutherland will give a presentation on the eastern cougar at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 as part of…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:51

Seminars focus on forest stewardship

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North Carolina State University’s Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:18

Learn about seed saving and lending

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A program on the local seed lending library in Jackson County will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Learn to identify plants from the best

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Dr. Dan Pittillo will lead a two-part workshop on plant identification beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Carnivorous plant tour in Highlands

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The Highlands Botanical Garden will offer a free tour focusing on carnivorous plants of the Southern Appalachians at 10:30 a.m.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:16

Teachers and students become park rangers

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Local teachers and students will return to school with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a summer working…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:15

15K trail run at Camp Daniel Boone

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The Daniel Boone Scramble 15k Trail Run will take place on Aug. 11 at Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

Teddy Roosevelt helps J-MCA raise money

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Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will bring the conservation-minded president to life during a fundraising…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

‘Why do you love AT’ video contest

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) — to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT — is hosting…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:13

GSMNP visitation trending upward

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Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the rise, a good sign for Western North Carolina counties…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:12

Appalachian Trail turns 75

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:10

Classic hike series heads to Mt. Cammerer

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The Friends of the Smokies next “Classic Hike of the Smokies” will be to the top of Mt. Cammerer, where…