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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:59

Time to get that boat out and hit the water

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The eighth-annual Nantahala Open will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Nantahala Falls. Nantahala…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Geologists to converge on the mountains

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Western Carolina University will host more than 700 professional geologists and geology students during the 61st annual meeting of the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Get ready to do some haggling

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Bartering Day is on tap for the old T.M. Rickman Store in Macon County’s historic Cowee Valley from 10 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

AT Founder’s Bridge Festival coming to NOC

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A storied Appalachian Trail event is on tap April 6 and 7 at Nantahala Outdoor Center with the AT Founder’s…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Bats in Smokies threatened by fungus

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Biologists in the Smokies have confirmed that two different kinds of bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Smokies camping fee to take effect

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to collect fees next year from backpackers despite the proposal receiving opposition from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Troops rally to fight off invasive species

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More than 300 Macon County students and others interested in the natural landscape will attend Invasive Species Awareness Day from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Hatchery-supported trout waters open

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Approximately 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties will open at 7 a.m. on April 7. The…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Cherokee Reservation trout season opens

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Hundreds of anglers will line the 30 miles of streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, March 31, with the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Garden forum April 3

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Experienced growers Ron and Kathy Arps will lead a panel discussion about home gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:46

National park to restore views at overlooks

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The views in the Smokies might get a little easier to see after a contractor cuts back encroaching trees from…
Responding to missing or injured hikers this time of year is expected in Macon County, where the Appalachian Trail winds…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:41

Anatomy of a Smokies search

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Things weren’t looking good. After five days of searching and zero clues, a massive search for a missing man in…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:14

Stretch your way to running success

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A workshop on “Dynamic Warm Ups for Every Runner” begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at Jus’ Running on…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:14

Lake J gets handicapped-accessible boat dock

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A new handicapped-accessible boat dock will be built at Lake Junaluska this spring thanks to the efforts of an avid…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:13

Annual orchid show at the N.C. Arboretum

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The popular WNC Orchid Society’s Annual Show opens from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., March 31 and continues through April…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:13

Get the buzz on beekeeping workshop

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A daylong beekeeping school will be held Saturday, April 14, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service office west of Bryson…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:12

Mushroom workshop scheduled in Cashiers

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A shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Albert Carlton…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:11

Feeding off of “The Hunger Games”

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Tours of DuPont State Recreational Forest where The Hunger Games were filmed will be the site of upcoming tours by…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:11

Cataloochee Valley Tours launches season

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Cataloochee Valley Tours begins its second season of guided hikes and eco-tours next month in the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:09

Sell extra produce via the farmers market

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A kick-off meeting for vendors and others interested in participating this year in Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will be held…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:09

Saving the planet one rain barrel at a time

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Get a barrel of fun out of helping the planet by buying 55-gallon rain barrels converted from repurposed pickle containers.…
Students in Haywood Community College’s Photovoltaics class recently got real-life, hands-on experience installing solar PV panels at the college’s Regional…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:06

Free photography program offered at Wildlife Center

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Improve your outdoor photography skills at a free program scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 24, at the…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:44

WCU beats ASU in ‘Battle of the Plug’

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Western Carolina University won the three-week "Battle of the Plug" challenge against Appalachian State University, reporting a higher percentage of…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:43

WNC Alliance gets new board members

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One of the region's most storied conservation groups, Western North Carolina Alliance, has some new blood on its board. From…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:42

Guided nature walk focusing on amphibians

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Learn about slithery things at "On the Lookout for Amphibians," a program on amphibians followed by a guided amphibian hike…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:40

Anglers getting ready for some spring action

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The Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament will be held March 17 and March 18 with overall prizes of $5,000 in…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:38

Foundation gives in big way to parkway

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has given more than $650,000 to the Blue Ridge Parkway for projects and programs this year.…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:37

Help cleanup the lake you love

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Lake Junaluska will have its annual clean-up day on Saturday, March 24. The lake is down for silt removal, which…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:35

Mountain Treasures

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In 1987 the U.S. Forest Service issued a "final" forest management plan — a plan so vague and so lacking…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:34

Laurel Garden Club supports plant rescue efforts

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The Laurel Garden Club is giving the Highlands Biological Station a grant to purchase a greenhouse package for the propagation…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:33

Third-annual Meadowbrook Cubs runs and health fair

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Cubs on the Run 5k Race and Fun Run/Walk is set for 9 a.m. March 24 in Canton, following a…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:32

Registration under way for trail workshop at WCU

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Volunteers interested in assisting with construction and maintenance of a new trail at Western Carolina University are invited to participate…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:31

Spring hikes focus on fauna

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Two great opportunities to learn about and enjoy spring wildflowers are coming up, both under the guidance of the Land…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:43

See the elk, help a good cause

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WNC Nature Center's most-popular offsite excursion, to see the elk in Cataloochee Valley, is coming up from 2 p.m. until…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:42

Report: Blue Ridge Parkway adds up to jobs, money

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A new National Park Service report shows that more than 14.5 million visitors spent $299 million along the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:40

Roller derby debut upcoming in Bryson City

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The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, an all female roller derby league, will hold its debut competition from 5 to 7…
Margaret Fry Carton of the Cashiers area has been elected president of the Friends of Panthertown, a nonprofit that protects,…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:36

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time

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A documentary on Aldo Leopold, the famous forester and environmentalist, will be screened at 6 p.m. March 15, at the…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:36

Cleanup leaders in Haywood recognized

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Winners of "Community Pride" awards through Haywood County's Commission for a Clean County will gather at noon, Feb. 15, at…
A two-day conference titled “Growing the Appalachian Food Economy: A Forum on Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture” will be…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:27

Eat wings on the run in Finger Lickin’ race

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Runners will have a chance to mix running and chicken-wing-eating as a Western Carolina University student organization, the Western Athletic…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:27

A different martial arts style comes to Sylva

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Aikido, a form of martial arts that means “the Way of Spirit Harmony,” will be offered in Sylva from 7:30…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:26

WCU’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon

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Runners still have time to register for Western Carolina University’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K at early…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:25

Farmers get new community kitchen

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Thanks to an $8,000 grant from WNC Agricultural Options, the Jackson County Farmers Market in Sylva will open a community…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:25

Re-discovering Cherokee Trails focus of program

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The historic Cherokee trails in Jackson County and the surrounding areas will be highlighted during program held at 7 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:24

Learn how to take care of your fruit tree

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will hold free fruit tree workshops that will cover the basic needs of apple, pear…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:24

Learn to grow your own mushrooms

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The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance will hold a workshop on shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation at 2 p.m., March 24, at…