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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:48

Smokies volunteers needed at Oconaluftee and Clingmans Dome

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting for a variety of volunteer opportunities at Oconaluftee and Clingmans Dome for…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:48

The bear is back

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The iconic bear specialty license plate that raises dollars for Friends of the Smokies is being sold again, with an…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:47

Monitoring to root out erosion sources in Haywood

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A $500 grant was awarded to Haywood Waterways Association by the Haywood County Community Foundation to expand Haywood Waterways’ sediment…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:45

Mountain fly-fishing team lands line-up of top notch coaches

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The N.C. Fly Fishing Team, who count the region’s best fishermen among their ranks, has now hooked one of the…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:45

Program to discuss mercury fall-out

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A program on mercury pollution in mountain waters will be held by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River at…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:44

HCC Wildlife Club to host wild game dinner

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The sixth-annual Wild Game Dinner is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.  …
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:43

Greenhouse space available in Waynesville

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If you are short on greenhouse space but want to grow your own plants, consider using the Old Armory Recreation…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:43

Environmental group wants to duke it out with energy company

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Greenpeace activists, in what promises to be a long, high-profile campaign against Duke Energy for perceived environmental wrongs, launched the…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:05

A new trail winds its way to WCU

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Construction of nearly five miles of multiuse trail for walkers, hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers on Western Carolina University’s…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:04

Race — or crawl — in the upcoming Assault on Black Rock

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The second-annual Assault on Black Rock trail race in Jackson County will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:04

Dillsboro growers’ fair seeking vendors

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Vegetable and flower growers wanting to participate in The Full Spectrum Farms — Growers’ Fair in March can submit vendor…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:03

Help root out unwanted plants along the AT

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Help root out those unwanted invasives in the forests by volunteering from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3,…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:03

Master gardeners take spring plant orders

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Orders for fruit and vegetable plants are being taken now through the Haywood County Master Gardener Association, with a March…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:02

Documentary looks at our use of plastics

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The Western North Carolina Alliance is hosting a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary “Bag It” at UNC-Asheville’s Highsmith Center…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:01

Applications due for fishing youth camp

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Registration is under way for a summer fishing camp for ages 13 to 15 at Lake Logan near Canton, an…
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:01

Fly-fishing course offered for women only

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…