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Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:08

Group runs to inspire half-marathon hopefuls

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If the holidays resulted in a few extra inches to your waistline and you’re determined to get fit, a free…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:07

The ethics of conservation in your own backyard

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A program called “Land Ethics: Reconnecting with the Natural World” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:07

HCC a national model of sustainable practices

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Haywood Community College’s hard work to build a sustainable campus is featured on a campus sustainability case study database. The…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:06

Mount Mitchell gets new superintendent

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Bryan Wilder, a veteran state park ranger, has been promoted to superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park. Wilder takes over…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:12

Gov. Purdue recognizes Save the Frogs Day

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Gov. Beverly Purdue of North Carolina recently issued a proclamation officially declaring April 28 “Save the Frogs Day” in the…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:12

Group negotiates compromise to save old-growth stands

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Conservation groups are hailing an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service that they say will protect an area of rare…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:11

Friends save tract bordering the park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park got an early Holiday gift on Dec. 14 when the Friends of the Smokies officially…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:10

National Park road updates hit Twitter

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If you want to know which roads are closed because of weather conditions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:10

New NC bird habitat map online via Audubon

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Audubon North Carolina has put out a new edition of Important Bird Areas of North Carolina, a full-color publication with…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:09

Start the New Year with a hike at Gorges Park

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Gorges State Park is sponsoring a free, guided hike on New Year’s Day. This is a part of First Day…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:09

Frosty Foot trail races coming to Tsali

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Feeling sprightly in the New Year? Then hit the trails in the Tsali National Forest Recreation Area Jan. 7 with…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:08

Walking trail at Lake Junaluska lengthened

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The walking trail at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is getting longer thanks to a new one-half mile extension…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:08

Become a Master Gardener

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If you are in Jackson and Swain counties, it’s time to sign up for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s Master…
Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has received a $239,000 grant from the National Park Service…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:56

Hay prices burning through your dollars?

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Learn how to cut down on winter hay-feeding bills by utilizing winter grazing techniques. A “pasture walk” is set for…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:55

Celebrate the sun with solstice walk

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Celebrate the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, by participating in a nighttime walk at 7 p.m. Thursday,…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:55

Ring in 2012 with a 5K run

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The seventh annual Run in 2012 5K will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 in Jackson County. The race…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:54

Christmas weekend hikes planned

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Enjoy the outdoors this Christmas by participating in a series of guided hikes scheduled to take place during the holiday…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:53

Nationally and here at home, sales of local foods are surging

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Local food sales are predicted to reach $7 billion nationally in 2012, according to a report released last month by…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:52

Come see ‘The Wave’ on the Nantahala

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The Nantahala Gorge Worlds Organizing Committee will celebrate the completion of The Wave on Friday, Dec. 16, with a ceremony,…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:51

Working together to address wildlife habitat concerns

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Work is under way on the first wildlife habitat enhancement project in Western North Carolina that relies on an outside…
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…