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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:34

Learn how to live peacefully with bears

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Learn how to coexist with black bears through a free Bear Education and Resources program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:33

Adult soccer kicks off in Haywood

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Registration will take place May 14-21 for adult summer soccer leagues through Haywood County Recreation and Parks. There will be…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:32

Workshop coming up on aquatic insects

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Learn about aquatic insect sampling starting at 9 a.m. May 16 at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Macon County. You’ll learn…
Patrick McMillan, the host, co-creator, and writer of the popular and award-winning ETV nature program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” is…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:30

Seniors trip to museum scheduled

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A trip for seniors to the Mountain Farm Museum with the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will be held from…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:29

Learn to take photos of spring wildflowers

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Learn how to take great photographs of spring wildflowers by participating in a guided photography hike on Tuesday, May 15.…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:28

Birding program, walk scheduled for May 12

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A bird walk and program led by N.C. Audobon’s Curtis Smalling and international birding enthusiast Romney Bathurst will be held…
James T. Costa, Western Carolina University professor and director of Highlands Biological Station, is the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:24

The Plott Hound focus of upcoming program

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Author Bob Plott will discuss Western North Carolina’s unique Plott Hound at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Bethea…
The North Carolina Arboretum will participate in National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11, waiving the parking fee for…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:11

HCC ranked No. 1 in state in RecycleMania

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Haywood Community College won the N.C. RecycleMania competition again this year. HCC beat out UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:09

WCU named one of top ‘green’ colleges in US

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For the second year in a row, Western Carolina University is included among The Princeton Review’s list of the most…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:08

Fishing surveys are in the mail for some

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Anglers in North Carolina soon will be randomly selected to receive a state fishing survey designed to determine anglers’ view…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:07

Adventure Travel Film Festival at NOC

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Get set for three days and 16 films at Nantahala Outdoor Center during the Adventure Travel Film Festival May 4…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:06

5K trail race up to benefit conservation

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If you are looking for a tough but short trail race, the Bearwallow Beast 5K might be just the ticket.…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:05

Free golfing for tribe members

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Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians can take advantage of enrolled member day at Sequoyah National Golf Club…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:04

Endurance mountain bike race set for Tsali

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One of the southeast’s premier endurance mountain bike races, 12 Hours of Tsali, returns to the Tsali Recreation Area from…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:03

‘Wicked Plants’ exhibit opens at arboretum

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A new 4,000-square-foot exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum opening Saturday, May 5, will introduce visitors to the evildoers lurking…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:02

Community garden looking for volunteers

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New gardeners are being sought to participate in Waynesville’s community garden, located behind the Old Armory in Waynesville. This community…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:01

Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers needed in Haywood

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Haywood Waterways is looking for individuals and groups to adopt a section of stream and help remove litter. Groups are…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:00

Beekeepers meet features master beekeeper

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The Macon County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:59

Learn how to coexist with bears

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If you want to learn how to coexist with black bears, attend the Bear Education and Resources (B.E.A.R.) program at…
A day of events to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at the Cradle of…
Children and their families can help the Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrate National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m.…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:36

Volunteer to work on the Appalachian Trail this season

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is currently searching for volunteers to help maintain the Appalachian Trail through the Smokies Wilderness Elite…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:35

Birding opportunities abound in Highlands

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Weekly Saturday bird walks will be held by the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society starting in May. The first Saturday of…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:34

Learn to bird by ear

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Two birding events in the region, sponsored by the Great Smoky Mountains Audubon Society, are on the horizon. The first…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:32

Cashiers bike race just around the corner

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The Tour de Cashiers, one of the region’s most well-known bike races, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:28

Ruby Ride and Run to roll into Franklin

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The Ruby Ride and Run will take place in Franklin on May 12, offering various distance options to both bikers…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:27

Yellow ducks take to the Tuck in annual race for prizes

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The popular annual Ducks on the Tuck, with little yellow rubber ducks racing down the Tuckasegee River, will be held…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:25

Sustainability runs deep in community college curriculum

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Haywood Community College has been recognized for its cutting-edge work in promoting environmental sustainability by the American College and University…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:24

Lace up those running shoes for a good cause

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A Mothers Day Celebration 5K walk and run in Cherokee that also functions as a dialysis patient fundraiser will be…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:52

Rally to protest Smokies backcountry camping fee

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A backcountry fee rally will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21, at the Sugarlands Visitor Center…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:51

Spring wildflower and bird pilgrimage

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The 40th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage will be held April 27-29, with registration at 6:30 p.m., April 27,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:50

5k race set for Sylva Greening Up

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The Greening up the Mountains 5k Run & Walk will be held in downtown Sylva at 9 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:49

HCC to hold Earth Day celebration

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Haywood Community College’s fifth-annual Earth Day Celebration will focus on renewable energies, clean transportation and getting in touch with your…
Christine Kelly of Asheville, a wildlife diversity biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has been awarded the 2011 Recovery…
There’s now a local outlet to authenticate and check the purity of botanical ingredients via the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:47

Enjoy a night under the stars in the Smokies

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Attend a stargazing event at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at one of Haywood County’s clearest views of the…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:46

Learn about the Smokies’ best hikes

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Discover the very best trails out of the 800 miles of them in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:45

Hit the trail for wildflower hike in Highlands

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A guided spring wildflower hike will be held on the historic Kelsey Trail in Highlands on Friday, April 10, as…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:43

Hone your outdoor photography skills

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An outdoor photography workshop that includes field shoots and classroom critique sessions will be during the month of May in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:42

Birds of Prey come to life

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A special program on Birds of Prey including live birds will be held on at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:40

Haywood farmers produce coming soon to a school near you

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A $22,200 grant will fund a Farm to School program at five Haywood County Schools designed to address concerns about…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:38

Pisgah, Nantahala National forests get a new boss

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A new forest supervisor, Kristin Bail, has been selected to head the national forests in North Carolina. Bail brings a…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:17

WCU community launches initiative to bring lily back

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The memories and lore surrounding a white flower with six petals — once so common in the Cullowhee valley that…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:16

Get your garden off to a good start

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A gardening basics 101 class for beginner gardeners or gardeners who are new to this region will take place from…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:14

Farmers markets open for season

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Farmers markets in both Jackson and Haywood counties have opened for the regular growing season. The Jackson County Farmers Market…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:12

Wild and Scenic Film Festival screening at WCU

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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Western Carolina University.…