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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:01

Fishing day for kids

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A free kids fishing day will be held in various spots across the mountains on Saturday, June 2. The event…
Kids can explore nature, wildlife, the environment and science during week-long Discovery Camps held at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville…
More than 150 homes in North Carolina are now producing power from rooftop solar photovoltaic panels thanks to Progress Energy…
A wild edibles adventure will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Cove Creek Gap…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:57

Time to go birding

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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society chapter is leading birding outings throughout the summer, with the next one planned for May…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:56

Trail maintenance in wilderness areas

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Training for people new to trail work will be held from May 29 through June 1 through the Wilderness Skills…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:54

Volunteers needed to help in Panthertown

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A trail workday in Panthertown Valley will be held Saturday, May 26, and is open to anyone willing to lend…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:52

Aqua fitness class to be offered at WCU

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An aqua fitness class at Western Carolina University will be held from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays…
• Black Perigord Truffles: Three years ago researchers brought in Filbert trees that had their roots inoculated with truffle spore.…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:27

Students help build exhibit on historic Cherokee life

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Anthropology students at Western Carolina University are experiencing hands-on learning in Clay County through archaeological digs and participation in the…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:26

New guidebook promotes “family fun”

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A new 196-page guidebook titled Family Fun in the Smokies: A Family-friendly Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains by Katy…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:25

Cycle and camp on three-day trip

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A three-day cycling and camping trip around Bryson City is set for Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, under…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:23

National “bike to work day” ride set for Friday

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The second annual “bike to work day” ride in Haywood County will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday,…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:22

Fishing guide to lead seminar, casting clinic

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Nathan Chapman, guide and flyrod builder, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. June 5 meeting of the Plateau…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:22

Running seminar to be held at MedWest in Sylva

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A free running seminar will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at MedWest Rehabilitation Services on…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:21

Mountain bike group meets weekly

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The Nantahala Area Sorba (Southern off-road biking association) has started a weekly mountain bike ride 6:15 p.m. every Thursday at…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:20

Arboretum to host annual rose exhibition

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Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum will be encouraged to stop and smell the roses when the Asheville Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:18

Conservancy group celebrates 50,000 protected acres

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is celebrating its protection of more than 50,000 acres across Western North Carolina and East…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:16

Medicinal botany class offered at HCC

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An eight-week medicinal botany class will be held at Haywood Community College beginning May 19 through July 14. The class…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:15

Go birding on the Bartram Trail

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An outing along the Bartram Trail near Jones Gap and the nearby Fishhawk Mountains is set for Saturday, May 19.…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:14

Night hunting of coyotes and feral swine looked at

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Hunters might soon be hunting coyote and wild swine at night with a light on private lands. The new regulations…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:35

Buy Haywood uses cooking to connect to local farmers

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Buy Haywood is connecting the community with local farmers and chefs in an effort to reintroduce people to the simple…
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…