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Assault on Black Rock trail race is a go next year in Jackson County, so mark your calendar for Saturday,…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:43

Details, training announced for WCU’s Valley of the Lilies

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The scenic Cullowhee Valley will serve as the backdrop again when runners from throughout the region gather at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:43

Friends of the Smokies board member named

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Award-winning businessperson Meridith Elliot Powell has been selected to join the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Board…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:42

“Green Drinks” and bear information on tap at Rathskellar

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Learn all about bears and bear behavior at a monthly “Green Drinks” social at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:41

Teachers flock to Highlands for climate change workshop

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Twenty-two high school science teachers from across North Carolina recently visited the Highlands Biological Station for a weekend retreat focusing…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:41

Oh, dear – disease hits N.C. deer

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Deer hunters may encounter sick or diseased deer afflicted with hemorrhagic disease this hunting season, according to the N.C. Wildlife…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:40

Unique book collection displayed in Sylva

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A collection of handmade books created by Kathrine Cays, artist-in-residence at The Rickman Store in the Cowee community of Macon…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:39

Wildflower award winners announced

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Regional efforts to make highways more beautiful added up to statewide recognition recently when the N.C. Department of Transportation announced…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:39

An astronomical look at the Star of Bethlehem

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Get a different view of the Star of Bethlehem Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Astronomical…
Hikers taking the trek across Grandfather Mountain’s ridgeline can now enjoy five new ladders on the Grandfather Trail. The new…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:38

Historic photos now online

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More than 1,800 high-resolution images of U.S. Forest Service history in the region are now available online for public viewing.…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:37

Enjoy special tour of state trout hatchery

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a free, guided tour of its Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery in…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:36

Pigeon and Cheoah welcome back long-lost fish and mussels

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Encouraged by the success of experimental stockings during the last three years, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are…
Land-of-Sky Regional Council has released “Stimulus Stories of Western North Carolina,” a video highlighting the success of the WNC Forest…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:35

Commission for a Clean County seeks award nominees

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The Commission For a Clean County in Haywood County wants to recognize those individuals and organizations that made an outstanding…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:34

Smokies extends elk an invitation to stay

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Ten years after the first elk touched down in Cataloochee Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has made the…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:33

Farmers invited to visit with Ag commissioner

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Steve Troxler, the state’s agriculture commissioner, will be the speaker for the Haywood County’s Friends of Agriculture Breakfast from 7-8…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:33

Live in Haywood? Think local when buying

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Haywood County farmers are offering a variety of products this holiday season, including standards such as Christmas trees and wreaths,…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:32

Lend an eye in national Audubon count

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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will participate in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Friday, Dec. 16.…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:15

Know the law before you hit the woods

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Don’t forget you must get written permission from landowners and leaseholders before hunting, fishing or trapping on privately owned, posted…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:14

Reindeer Dash to hit streets of Bryson

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Run off some of those holiday calories at the inaugural Reindeer Dash 5k and one-mile fun run starting at 9…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:14

Reflecting on the year’s accomplishments

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Haywood Waterways Authority’s annual banquet will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lambuth Inn, Lake Junaluska.…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:13

Haywood Waterways recognizes Haywood farmer Bill Holbrook

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The Haywood Waterways Association has spotlighted the farm efforts of Bill Holbrook, a farmer in the Bethel community. Holbrook, who…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:12

Farmers still offering local produce

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Just because winter is here doesn’t mean you have to skip on locally produced foods. Haywood’s Historic Farmers Indoor Winter…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:11

Climate change activist makes stop in WNC

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A leading national activist in climate change will visit Asheville as part of the Climate Reality Project at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:10

Support a good cause and celebrate the holidays

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A holiday celebration benefiting Friends of the Smokies will be held at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville starting at 5:30…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:09

Help turn the wheels toward a regional bicycle plan

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A kick-off meeting for developing a regional bicycle plan for Haywood, Jackson, Swain, Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties will…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:09

Animal experts on hand for programs

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Learn about wildlife by tapping into Wild South, which offers a wide range of educational wildlife programs through school presentations…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:08

Help recognize outstanding wildlife-diversity contributors

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through Jan. 30 for the seventh annual Thomas L. Quay Award. The…
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…