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Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:07

Land protections see an increase

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Voluntary land protections have increased by 27 percent over the five-year period from 2005-2010. The first census of land trusts…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:06

New wells tapping more landfill gas in Jackson

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Four new landfill gas extraction wells are being drilled at the Green Energy Park in Jackson County, with the resulting…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:04

A new twist on backyard habitats

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There are butterfly gardens and wildlife-oriented gardens, so why not reptile and amphibian gardens, too? For people looking to make…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:28

Open for skiing

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Thanks to cold temperatures, Cataloochee Ski Area began cranking out the snow last Thursday night and by Saturday, the first…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:27

Generating Christmas cheer for our troops

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Christmas tree growers from across Western North Carolina are donating Christmas trees as part of the nationwide Trees for Troops…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:27

American chestnut makes a return

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A ceremonial planting of a potentially blight-resistant chestnut took place earlier this week on the grounds of the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:26

Horticulture and landscaping classes with Master Gardener

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The Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center is now accepting applications for the popular Master Gardener program. The Master Gardener training…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:25

Mingus Mill hike and visitor center tour

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Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead a four-mile hike along the Mingus Creek Trail in the Great Smoky…
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere conference will be held November 15 to 17 in Asheville, bringing together the…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:24

Conservation award goes to benefactor

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Grant wizard Bruz Clark was honored at the Land Conservationist of the year by The Land Trust for the Little…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:24

Trot off that turkey before the big meal

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The Rotary Club of Sylva will hold the United Community Bank 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:24

Tour to highlight Cherokee connections to the land around WCU

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A walking tour and discussion focused on the natural and cultural resources of the Cullowhee Valley area is set for…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:24

Waterways director to give guest program

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 A Live and Learn program featuring Eric Romaniszyn, executive director of the Haywood Waterways Authority, will be held at 2…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:23

Talk to link Appalachian Trail sites with Civil War

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The author of Hiking through History, a hiker’s guide to Civil War and Underground Railroad sites along the present-day Appalachian…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:23

Environmental writing contest now under way

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The Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting submissions for the annual Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:22

National Geographic does the AT

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A National Geographic film about the Appalachian Trail will be shown at the Carolina Asheville at 10:30 a.m. on Nov.…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:21

Grants for farm diversification, local agriculture groups

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Small farmers needing help might just find the financial boost they need through WNC Agricultural Options. The group this year…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:20

Program to showcase forest research

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The experimental national forest service site, Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, will be the subject of the next League of Women Voters…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:19

U.S. Wetlands losses are slowing

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A recent report assessing wetland habitats in the U.S. shows a slight decline from 2004-2009, according to the federal Fish…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:19

Bikers dig in to give Tsali trails a hand

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About 40 volunteers, some from as far away as Florida and Virginia, recently helped improve drainage on trails at Tsali…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 20:18

Nabbed ‘sang poachers to serve jail time

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Four Western North Carolina men have been sentenced in separate cases in Federal court for poaching ginseng from the Great…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:08

NOC launches shop inside Grove Park

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Nantahala Outdoor Center opened the doors late last month on a retail and outdoor activity concept shop, NOC Asheville, inside…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:08

Fishermen land first place in national tourney

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Paul Bourcq of Franklin and Chris Lee of Bryson City won first place in the 26-team Rumble in the Rhododendron…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:07

Hit the Jack Rabbit on guided mountain bike trip

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You can escape the confines of pavement for a fast-paced adventure along wooded trails and past lakes and mountains on…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:06

LTLT celebrates year of accomplishments

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee’s annual fall celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:05

Suffer crop losses? Farmers can get help

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Sign-up for 2010 crop-year losses begins Monday, Nov. 14, through your local USDA Farm Service Agency. “Producers across North Carolina…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:05

Hiking series to explore national forests

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A series of hikes through next year will take hikers to each of the 41 areas identified as “Mountain Treasures”…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:04

Farming history of WNC boiled down to 90 minutes

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The history of agriculture in these mountains will be explored at one of three upcoming programs by Curtis Wood, an…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 20:03

A picture's worth a thousand words

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The seventh-annual Autumn Juried Group Exhibit of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association has opened at the Biltmore Estate’s Deerpark Inn,…
Ryan Emerson’s pack was stolen and his cell phone now resides at the bottom of a river. His biggest hurdle…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:06

Human-animal interactions subject of book discussion

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The Jackson County Public Library will host WCU Psychology Professor Hal Herzog for a talk about his book, Some We…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:05

Job corps gives Smokies’ trails a hand

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Students and staff of the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center helped with a trail restoration project on the popular…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:04

Explore “Road to Nowhere” on guided hike

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There’s no costumed ghouls or pre-recorded shrieks on the Friends of the Smokies’ November hike, but you will trek along…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:04

NOC opens The North Face Summit Shop in Gatlinburg

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Nantahala Outdoor Center has opened a retail concept shop from The North Face located inside NOC’s outfitters and retail store…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:03

Paddling club sets first outing

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The first Smoky Mountain Paddling Club outing will be Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. on Bear Lake in Jackson County,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:03

Kick up your heels for the Power of Pink

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The fifth-annual Power of Pink race will be held Oct. 29 at MedWest Health and Fitness Center on the campus…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:02

Watershed group aids Cherokee basketmakers

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As clay is to the potter and stone is to the sculptor, river cane is the vital raw material to…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:01

Learn about stream and forest health

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Regional water quality experts will give a state of local forests and streams report in a public forum held by…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:00

Park partners garner national recognition

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The leaders of the two primary Great Smoky Mountains National Park partners were recently presented with the Department of Interior…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:58

Looking for your best trail shots

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is looking for great photos of people enjoying the Appalachian Trail in 2011. The conservancy is…
More than a decade ago, under former Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida became the first state to approve a “Choose Life”…
Dr. Jessica Ange of Sylva enjoys sporting on the back of her Subaru Outback the colorful black and green Great…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:45

Opponents prep for Duke rate hike hearing

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Public comment will be taken on a proposed 17.4 percent rate hike by Duke Energy at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Adelgid researchers to meet in Haywood

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The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests is hosting a one-day symposium, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., about host resistance…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Archaeology presentation at Hiwassee

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Learn from experts about the rich American Indian history of Cherokee and Clay counties at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:43

Rooted in the Mountains symposium coming to WCU

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The second annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday,…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Party lined up for farmers market

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A fall party will be held at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Need some farm equipment? Here’s your chance

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A farm equipment auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:41

Recycle that old bike for a good cause

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Bryson City Bicycles is in search of gently used bikes to be tuned and donated to kids in need. The…