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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…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:31

Dahlia show coming to Waynesville

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Three local dahlia growers in Haywood County, Jack Leatherwood, Johnny Trantham and Ken Zula, were recently visited by Southern Living…
Want to understand and know about the Cherokee trails that shaped this region? On Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:21

Popular off-road triathlon coming up

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If you are feeling tough and fit, then the Tsali Challenge is just the right event to showcase your paddling,…
There a few proposed changes being made to the state’s wildlife management and fishing regulations that would impact Western North…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:19

Bears force shutdowns in popular areas

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Increased bear activity in the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest has led to closings in Yancey County…
Learn how to make your own rain barrel, create a stormwater wetland and about habitat rehabilitation projects in general at…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:18

Learn how to build a rain barrel

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Learn how to build your own rain barrel at a Haywood Waterways Association workshop. Rain barrels are a great source…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:17

The state of the Tuck

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A workshop on the State of the Tuckaseegee River will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.…
Clay Bolt, an award-winning natural history photographer, will be at the Highlands Nature Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.…
Shutterbug alert: The ninth annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is now open for registration and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:14

Take a volunteer trail vacation on the AT

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Rocky Top Trail Crew is looking for horse packers and crew volunteers this fall to help…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:13

Hike Panthertown? Then help keep the trails up, too

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Want to help keep Panthertown Valley beautiful and accessible? Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 20, for a Trail Work Day.…