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Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

Experts introduce kids to trail-bike riding

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Bryson City Bicycles will take young riders on a free youth mountain-biking event on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

BicycleHaywoodNC helps out Haywood schools

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BicycleHaywoodNC has donated 15 bicycles and 15 helmets to Haywood County Schools this month to use in physical education classes.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Trout Unlimited to hold river clean-up

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A river-sweep cleanup of the Tuckasegee starting at the new CJ Harris boat ramp in Dillsboro is set for Thursday,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Calling volunteers to clean waterways

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Get out your gloves and pitch in cleaning up litter from Richland Creek in Waynesville as part of the North…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:43

Hands-on learning helps kids understand water issues

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It requires getting a little wet, but that’s all part of the fun when the Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood…
Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to a two-day WNC OutdoorAthlon this fall in Macon County, Oct. 8-9. Activities include a…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:42

New half marathon gearing up in Cherokee

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Registration is open for a new half-marathon race taking place on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:41

Workshop to explore the ethics of ecology

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Training for leaders and activists in the conservation movement will explore the deeper issues of ethics, values and the root…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:40

Don’t poach it, grow ‘sang legally instead

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Learn how to grow that lucrative cash-plant, ginseng, at home. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:39

Photography workshop to be held at Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Shutterbug alert: Balsam Mountain Trust in Sylva will hold a digital photography class Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. until sunset.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:37

WCU’s Rooted in the Mountains symposium

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The second-annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Get outdoors and support land conservation

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is challenging outdoor enthusiasts to support land conservation simply by hiking. The Hiking Challenge encourages all…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Land Trust to hold Tessentee Preserve clean-up

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The Land Trust of the Little Tennessee will hold a Stewardship Workday at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve in southern Macon County…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:35

See the elk via two guided trips

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As part of their popular Eco Tour Outreach Program, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust hold two elk tours in Cataloochee Valley with…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:34

Learn to share the land with bears

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With fall comes hungry bears, and the B.E.A.R. Taskforce wants to help people learn to peacefully coexist with these great…
There’s a new call to arms for hunters of wild boar: shoot as many as you can — day or…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:24

Movie time for extreme sports addicts

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For some adrenaline-pumping outdoor flicks, catch the Sept. 12 “Radical Reels” tour hosted by REI in Asheville, with proceeds benefiting…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:23

Jet boat business takes off in Bryson City

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Smoky Mountain Jet Boats in Bryson City, which for six years has been building New Zealand style jet boats, is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:22

Tour a local buffer demonstration trail

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Get a firsthand understanding of stream buffers by touring a demonstration trail at Monteith Farmstead Park in Dillsboro at 5…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:21

WCU groups sponsor amateur river race

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The third-annual Citizens Race, a competition for amateur paddlers on a calm section of the Tuckasegee River, is set for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

New exhibit teaches fundamentals of shelters

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Learn about the functions of shelters, including how animals and humans adapted to various environments, through a new exhibit at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

A good leaf season might be in sight

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Western North Carolina’s lackluster economy could get a significant boost from leaf lookers this year, if the annual prediction is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:18

Celebrate Public Lands Day by volunteering

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day by hosting several volunteer projects Saturday, Sept. 24,…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Get out and work in Pinnacle Park

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The Pinnacle Park Foundation, the Jackson County Greenways Project and the town of Sylva will hold a volunteer workday at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Community garden receives grant

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The Green Thumb Gardeners in Haywood County has received a state grant that will enable the group to expand its…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Learn how to identify hawks on the Parkway

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With September’s arrival, many different species of hawks are winging their way south across the Blue Ridge Parkway, making for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Highlands symposium to celebrate native plants Sept. 16-17

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One of the South’s most-recognized horticulturist names is headlining the 12th annual Native Plant Symposium held Sept. 16-17 at the…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:15

Food dehydration subject of hiking club meet

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Hikers can learn how to use proper dehydration techniques to make their own trail and backpacking foods at the monthly…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:12

Meet, learn about llamas

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It’s not everyday you get to have afternoon tea with llamas, those unusual but valuable pack animals that are showing…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Youth dove hunt to be held in Haywood

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About 20 young hunters, accompanied by licensed-to-hunt adults, will take part in a dove hunt Saturday, Sept. 3, at the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Learn about Monarchs on the Parkway

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Monarch butterflies are back. The first of the monarch butterflies have been spotted recently on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:24

Swain kid launch outdoor adventure club

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Swain’s newest 4-H Club, the Outdoor Adventurers, waded into a mountain stream recently looking for salamanders, damselflies and other critters…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:20

Moonlight Race makes a comeback

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The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race this past weekend had 430 runners take to the street, a respectable comeback after a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:19

Cataloochee Ranch commemorates the chestnut tree

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Come celebrate the return of the great American chestnut tree Saturday, Sept. 10, at Cataloochee Ranch outside Maggie Valley. This…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:18

HCC student turns business plan into business reality

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Dustin Cornelison of Haywood County has turned his belief in living a sustainable and frugal lifestyle into an actual business.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:17

New heirloom corn strain discovered

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It’s not everyday that someone gets credit for contributing a previously unidentified variety of seed to the national seed bank,…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Friends of the Smokies telethon tops $200,000

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $201,209 through its 17th annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon — topping…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:15

Twenty promising crops to “farm” in the forest

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Learn about turning your woodlot into a farm through a Mountain BizWorks workshop on Forest-Farming Practices from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:39

Farm bill supports water quality efforts

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If you are farming in Haywood County, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications to support efforts that…
Learn how to manage forests for wildlife and timber production, plus review tax strategies and estate planning at an upcoming…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:38

Taste of the Market to feature Jackson farmers

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The Jackson County Farmers Market will hold its annual “Taste of the Market” starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27,…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:37

Professor to talk about human-animal relationships

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Hal Herzog of Western Carolina University will discuss the complications of human-animal relationships, the focus of his recently published book,…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:36

Time to break out that camera

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Shutterbug alert: A fall field photography program will run for four weeks starting in September in Haywood County. Class members…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:35

Blue Ridge Breakaway tops 400 participants

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More than 400 riders participated in the second Blue Ridge Breakaway, held this Saturday (Aug. 20) in Haywood County. The…
Need help paying for research or educational outreach about the environment, gardening or horticulture? The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:34

Budding gardeners hone greenthumbs

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Young gardeners from Junaluska Elementary School won first place recently in a landscape design competition at the N.C. Master Gardeners…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:32

Get your horse vaccinated

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A horse in the eastern part of the state tested positive this month for Easter Equine Encephalomyelitis, a warning to…