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Hiwassee-Valley Land Trust, a project of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, has purchased the 100-acre Salman Farm that…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:54

The Smokies’ biggest job

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Alan Sumeriski, chief of facility management, was selected as Great Smoky Mountains National Park employee of the year for major…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:53

Lifeguard training at Haywood fitness center

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Medwest Health and Fitness Center in Haywood County will be holding its last American Red Cross lifeguard training course beginning…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:53

Spring Fling for kids coming to Waynesville

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The Waynesville Kiwanis will host a “Spring Fling” at the Waynesville Recreation Center on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:52

Corridor K back for public comment

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An open house and public hearing is set for Tuesday, May 17, on a segment of Cooridor K, a controversial…
The third-annual Bicycle Rodeo is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Clyde.…
A discussion about creating a science discovery center along the Tuckasegee River will be held from 5 p.m. to 7…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:50

Leave Bambi alone

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They might look abandoned and waiflike, but the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is urging folks to not approach, touch, feed…
There will be a free lecture on “running medicine” Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30. p.m. at the…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:29

Lake Junaluska foot bridge under repair

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Until May 23, walkers and runners at Lake Junaluska won’t be able to make their usual circuit. The Turbeville Footbridge,…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:29

Landowners protect 13 acres in Haywood

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A conservation agreement with landowners has preserved 13 acres in the Bethel community of Haywood County. The property is largely…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:28

If you teach a child to fish …

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Two free fishing clinics for ages 6 to 15 will be offered at the 21st Annual Great Smoky Mountain Trout…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:28

Ruby Ride and Run showcases best Macon County scenery

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The  annual Ruby Ride & Run will be held Saturday, May 21, in Franklin. There will be a 5K and 10K…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:27

Chunky Gal campout and hike this weekend

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A hike and campout at Tusquitee Bald, the highest point in Clay County, will be held Friday, May 6, by…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:26

Cradle of Forestry to hold songbird celebration

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A Songbird Celebration will be held at the Cradle of Forestry in America Saturday, May 7, to honor the annual…
In a combination celebration of migratory birds and Balsam Mountain Trust’s 10 year anniversary, hikes and classes are scheduled at…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:23

New gameland preserved along Blue Ridge Parkway

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Hikers, hunters and others who enjoy North Carolina’s mountain landscapes will soon have access to 534 acres of gameland and…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:22

Smokies ranger honored for service

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Kevin M. FitzGerald, deputy superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, recently was presented the U.S. Department of the…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:21

Time to wet those hooks

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The West Swain Fire Department is hosting its 18th annual Bass Tournament at Almond Boat Park on May 7. The…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:21

Spring wildflower and bird pilgrimage

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Celebrate Appalachian nature with the 39th-annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage April 29-May 1, with a line-up of 16 hikes,…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:20

Rhodos, azaleas at peak now for Arboretum annual show

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The North Carolina Arboretum will host the annual show of the American Rhododendron Society’s Southeast Chapter from noon until 5…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:19

Kids take on triathlon and aquathlon in indoor setting

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A Kids Indoor Triathlon and Aquathlon will be held May 6 for ages 15 and under, hosted by MedWest Health…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:19

HCC student advances to championships

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Daniel Jones, a forest management and fisheries/wildlife management student at Haywood Community College from Hayesville, took home top honors in…
The Great Smoky Mountains chapter of the Audubon Society, based in Maggie Valley and Waynesville, has been officially recognized and…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:32

Dust off those pesticides and get rid of them

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A pesticide disposal collection day has been scheduled in Haywood County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18,…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:31

Get wet and help monitor area streams

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Help protect the creeks in the Tuckasegee River Watershed by learning to collect and identify aquatic insects, considered key indicators…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:30

Summer camps equal big bucks for local economy

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Western North Carolina has one of the highest concentrations of summer camps in America, and an economic-impact study completed in…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:30

Families meet the outdoors during adventure day

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Families can discover how the great outdoors exists in their own backyards during “Outdoor Adventure Day,” from 10 a.m. until…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:29

Plant sales in full force this spring

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Several plant sales are coming up for gardeners and flower lovers. • Haywood Community College will hold a Spring Plant…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:28

Celebrate new bike trails at Jackrabbit

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The grand opening of a 14.5-mile trail system near Hayesville in Clay County is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:27

Grove Park Inn makes way for onsite NOC adventure outpost

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Nantahala Outdoor Center and The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa have unveiled plans for NOC’s Basecamp Asheville, solidifying a…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:27

Great Garlic Mustard challenge on the Appalachian Trail

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help remove the invasive weed garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from the trail’s…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:26

Look up Friday night and marvel the night sky

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A meteor shower with up to 20 meteors per hour will happen Friday night, April 22. The most meteors are…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:26

Want to take photos this good?

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Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Vistas will be featured in an upcoming Field Photo Program by Bob Grytten beginning May 17 to…
Richland Creek is now teaming with new inhabitants raised by Haywood County students in classroom fish tanks. After feeding and…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:58

Macon birding hike follows Little Tennessee

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and the Franklin Bird Club will host a bird outing at the Tessentee…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:57

Recycle cell phones

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In honor of Earth Day, Steve and Mary Abranyi of Green Mountain Builders & Realty Group are collecting unused cell…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:56

Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days at NOC

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The annual Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days are set for April 15-17 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The competition in…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:55

Tour de Cashiers rolls on April 30

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More than 200 riders are expected to participate in the 19th anniversary of the annual Tour de Cashiers on April…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:54

Sponsored bicycle rides begin in Haywood

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BicycleHaywoodNC is sponsoring group rides for new and newly returning bicycle riders. The focus of the rides will be to…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Mushroom workshop planned for April 14

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A workshop on preparing shiitake or oyster mushroom long will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Cherokee Runners Organization seek sponsorships for race

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The Cherokee Runners Organization is seeking sponsors for its first Cherokee Runners Moonlight Race 5K Run/Walk, which will take place…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Help clean-up Panthertown Valley

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The Friends of Panthertown and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will hold a clean-up day along trails in Panthertown Valley at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Junior ranger day set for April 16

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate its fifth-annual National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:48

Visitor center state-of-the-art earth friendly

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Tom Robbins came out of retirement for two months to help the National Park Center open up the new Oconaluftee…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:58

Poetry contest for Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree” … wait, that’s been done, hasn’t it?…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:57

Stocked trout season has arrived

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Fishermen took to the creeks and rivers last weekend with the opening of hatchery-supported trout waters. The N.C. Wildlife Resources…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:56

Fontana bass fishing tournament

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The annual Fontana Classic Bass Tournament will be held April 9 and 10, a chance for anglers to compete for…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:56

Spring brings trout stocking and U.S. championship

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The Western North Carolina Fly-fishing trail is being stocked with 49,400 trout up through June, with the U.S. National Fly…