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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 14:00

Providing shelter for hikers

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The Nantahala Hiking Club, the Franklin-based Appalachian Trail maintaining club, is building a new Appalachian Trail shelter about half way…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:59

Enjoy an ancient form of flower arranging

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The unique flower and decorative plant arrangements of Ikebana International will be on display during a special exhibit, part of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:57

Lace your shoes for the Bethel half marathon

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The popular Bethel half marathon and 5K race is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, the 18th version of this event.…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:56

Founder of WNC Alliance Esther Cunningham dies at 93

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The Western North Carolina environmental community recently lost one of its most credible and visible faces with the death of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:56

Fall color forecaster tells all

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Hear this fall’s official leaf forecast, including the why and how of leaf color production, at the Jackson-Swain Master Gardeners’…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:55

Valentine to sign books

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A book signing with nature photographer James Valentine, a well-known naturalist, photographer and filmmaker, is set for 5 p.m. to…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:54

Hiking to celebrate

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The Nantahala Hiking Club offered three hikes (Ranger Falls, Appalachian Trail north of Winding Stair Gap, and Bartram Trail) this…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:52

See John Muir “live” in Waynesville

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Pull a chair up to the fire and enjoy listening to America’s famed wilderness adventurer, John Muir, a critical player…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:52

Bear group to talk about camping, hiking in bear country

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Learn about hiking and camping in a year when the bear activity is particularly high, forcing the closures of many…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:51

Photography exhibit open in Asheville

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A juried exhibit of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association “Autumn in the Southern Appalachians” is ongoing through Oct. 24 at…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:50

Workshops dig in to points of vermicomposting

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Learn all about keeping worms for making compost at two upcoming workshops. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson/Macon…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:46

Tour de Franklin to showcase fall’s best

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Bicyclists from near and far will take to the road for the eighth-annual Tour de Franklin “Halloween Hunard” charity bicycle…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Paddling Club to hold organizational meeting

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A meeting to organize the Smoky Mountain Paddling Club will be held at the meeting room in United Community Bank…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Celebrate mountain heritage at the ‘Cradle’

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Celebrate the heritage of Western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:37

Testing the waters

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The Summit Charter School’s eighth-grade class tested seven water sources commonly used by hikers along the Appalachian Trail in Macon…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:36

Certain trout waters open next month, under specific rules

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Delayed-harvest trout water rules on 15 Western North Carolina counties start Oct. 1, replacing a different set of regulations on…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:35

Seed swap taking place in Sylva

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Time to swap those seeds, plants and bulbs at the annual Jackson County Farmers Market exchange scheduled for 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Hone those birding skills

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A guided bird walk sponsored by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is set for Friday, Sept. 30, near…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Monarchs to be monitored by students

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For the second year in a row, sixth-grade students from Macon County will find themselves galloping through goldenrod to catch,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:33

“Two Special Rocks” program at the Pisgah Center

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“Two Special Rocks,” a program on how Looking Glass and John Rock were formed, will be held on Oct. 1…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:31

New segment added to Overmountain Victory Trail

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A celebration of a new piece of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail will be held at 3 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Author Janisse Ray leads retreat, speaks to trail group

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The Wilderness Society will host a three-day nature writer’s intensive with author Janisse Ray at The Mountain Retreat & Learning…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Hunting and Fishing Day activities in Pisgah

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Looking for a way to celebrate national hunting and fishing day with your kids? Head to The Pisgah Center for…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:49

Have a barrel of rain water

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Need a rain barrel? You can buy one through Haywood Waterways Association, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:48

Explore Smokies’ Cataloochee Valley on guided hike

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 Catch the first glimpses of autumn color, explore old cabins and cemeteries, and even ring the bell of a picture-perfect…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

NOC honors guests with free festival

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s popular Guest Appreciation Festival begins Friday, Sept. 23, and continues through the weekend, offering free attractions, live…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

Local races raise breast-cancer awareness, funds

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Road races by three area hospitals this month shine the spotlight directly on breast-cancer awareness. You don’t have to be…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:46

Photo contest highlights state trail

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Want an excuse to get some great hiking in and take photographs? The Outdoor Provision Co. is recognizing Mountains to…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:45

WNC outdoor school program garners conservation award

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Muddy Sneakers, an innovative program that brings the joy of learning outside to fifth-grade students, has been named the Conservation…
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…