Fri07012016

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:01

Fly-fishing course offered for women only

Written by
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a special fly-fishing weekend for women through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program on…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:00

Warm weather at this year’s Icycle Bike Race

Written by
Promoters and competitors agreed this year’s Icycle Mountain Bike Racing Classic at Fontana Village Resort was one of the most…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:59

Fly-fishing team lands line-up of top coaches

Written by
The N.C. Fly Fishing Team, who count the region’s best fishermen among their ranks, has now hooked one of the…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:58

Tunnel repairs close Blue Ridge Parkway

Written by
The Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed between Soco Gap in Maggie Valley to the end of the Parkway in…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:58

LTLT seeks steward to buy conserved farm

Written by
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee recently purchased a historic 130-acre farm in northern Macon County and is looking…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:54

Blue Ridge Breakaway wins critical acclaim

Written by
The Blue Ridge Breakaway was recently named the 2011 Ride of the Year by blogger Aaron West of StepClimbs.com. The…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:53

Sixth-grader explores the science of water quality

Written by
Waynesville Middle School student Jed Messer designed a project about water quality for the regional science fair. The project was…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:53

Women’s and girl’s sports day

Written by
Women and girls can learn about a variety of activities that will inspire them to lead active, healthy lives at…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:52

The Osborne Boundary Oak gets historic designation

Written by
With several centuries under its belt, the Osborne Boundary Oak on N.C. 110 in Haywood County’s Bethel community has long…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:51

Lace up your boots and hit the Walhalla Trail

Written by
A hike on the Walhalla Trail at Cataloochee Ranch is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, a postponement of an earlier…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:51

Order those fruit trees and berry bushes

Written by
The Swain County Cooperative Extension is now taking orders for 3- to 4-foot tall apple, pear and peach trees, plus…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:50

Beekeeping class being held this month

Written by
An introductory beekeeping class will be held this month in Haywood County from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:50

Shiitake mushroom workshop in Swain

Written by
Learn how to grow your own shiitake mushrooms through the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardener Association from…
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:49

Grab the binoculars and get ready to count

Written by
The Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:55

Wildlife Commission taps social media

Written by
Hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts can now receive the most up-to-date information about the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission via social…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:55

Foundation Grant underpins Trust’s work

Written by
A three-year, $225,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will help the Conservation Trust for North Carolina accelerate land…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:54

GSMNP appoints new board member

Written by
The Benton MacKaye Trail Association elected Ernest Engman, of Maryville, Tenn., as a board member and maintenance coordinator for the…
The Highlands Biological Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation to create “Backyard Naturalists,” an after-school…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:49

Time to talk gardening in Sylva

Written by
A program on Straw Bale Gardening will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:49

A unique way to explore ‘your’ Smokies

Written by
A new program called experience Your Smokies is a different method now in place to get to know the Great…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:48

Calling for nominees in Green Oscars

Written by
Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society is seeking nominations for its annual conservation awards, with winners recognized next month in Asheville. Nominations…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:47

Winter hike at the Needmore tract

Written by
Meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to take part in a winter walk along the Little Tennessee River at…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:47

Fitness Expo coming to Haywood Health & Fitness Center

Written by
MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County will hold a Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:46

Better eat … or rather, grow your broccoli

Written by
Researchers need organic farmers to help them test-grow broccoli to determine the best varieties for the mountains. The majority of…
The annual Environmental Scorecard is now out that ranks how friendly or unfriendly state legislators are to the environment, and…
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:43

NOC does eco-friendly refit of outfitter’s store

Written by
Nantahala Outdoor Center is celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary by giving its flagship outfitter’s store in the Nantahala Gorge an…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:41

Bike race coming up at Fontana Village

Written by
The Icycle Mountain Bike Racing Classic will return to Fontana Village Resort on January 28. The race is packed with…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:41

Guided hike to be held at Cataloochee Ranch

Written by
A 4.4-mile hike on the Wallhalla Trail at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:40

National forest seeking trail allies

Written by
Learn about the U.S. National Forests’ Trail Strategy initiative at a Thursday, Jan. 26, workshop in Franklin, from 6 p.m.…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:39

Getting bears out of backpacker food fare

Written by
The specialty Appalachian Trail license plates have raised money to help backpackers safeguard their food from roving black bears along…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:39

Despite late spike, Smokies visitation slips for the year

Written by
Overall visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the nation, was down overall last…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:38

Adult swim lessons available MedWest

Written by
It’s truly never too late to learn how to swim, and the MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:38

Indoor soccer kicks off in Waynesville

Written by
Get ready to play indoor soccer through the Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department, which starts the winter playing-season this…
Dry Fall Trails in Macon County will see a $446,000 restoration project to stabilize the historic trail and reconstruct the…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:37

Outdoor camp in Maggie Valley helps troubled youth

Written by
A grant from Healthy Haywood has helped launch an Outdoor Mission Camp for court-involved kids. Positive Community Connections is designed…
Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:35

Land surrounding Judaculla Rock now protected

Written by
Jackson County resident Jerry Parker has entered a conservation agreement on 107 acres to help protect the ancient petroglyph Judaculla…
Enter Balsam Mountain Trust’s nature center and you’ll come face to face with bobcats, skunks, black bears, maybe even a…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:57

Get all the dirt on growing grapes

Written by
A viticulture conference focused on how to grow grapes in a sustainable manner in Western North Carolina will be held…
Wet those lines, anglers, and you could get your hooks into $10,000 in prize money during Shiver in the River…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Arboretum celebrates trails and tales with two-day event

Written by
“Books and Boots,” a two-day event celebrating the beauty and bounty of the natural world will be held at the…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Franklin now has AT “ambassador”

Written by
Mary Bennett has been chosen to serve as the volunteer ambassador for the designated Appalachian Trail Community of Franklin. Bennett…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:55

Camp in Maggie Valley helps troubled youth

Written by
A grant from Healthy Haywood has helped launch an Outdoor Mission Camp for court-involved kids. Positive Community Connections is designed…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:53

Growers discover benefits of mob farming

Written by
Farmers, want-to-be farmers and anyone willing to pitch in at local farms are forming “mobs” to help farmers. These mobs…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:53

Get involved with Tuckasegee watershed group

Written by
The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River will hold a public planning meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:52

Learn, talk about the Clean Water Act

Written by
A discussion about the Clean Water Act, which environmentalists assert is under assault as industries attempt to rollback federal protections,…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:37

WNC Alliance director appointed to MRC

Written by
The executive director of the Western North Carolina Alliance has been appointed to the state’s influential Mountain Resources Commission (MRC).…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:36

Pittillo to speak at Franklin meeting

Written by
Retired Western Carolina University professor and well-known regional fall color prognosticator Dan Pittillo will be the speaker at 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:34

Grants available for renewable energy

Written by
Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation and Development is accepting applications from Western North Carolina farmers interested in generating renewable energy on…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:34

Why pitch in? One trail volunteer shares her story

Written by
Trail maintenance has an obvious benefit: it’s darn good exercise. But for Becky Smucker, a volunteer trail crew leader in…