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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:26

The Eagle Lady says goodbye to Blue Ridge School

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Nearly 200 people gathered at Blue Ridge School this month to hear a parting presentation from Doris Mager, known around…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:23

Long absent lake sturgeon returned to North Carolina

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Absent for more than half a century, lake sturgeon returned to North Carolina waters as more than 3,000 fish were…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:21

Nominees sought for new Forest Service committee

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A new committee focused on revisiting recreation fees in national forests in 13 southern states and Puerto Rico is seeking…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:21

Forest Management Plan informational meetings scheduled

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A pair of public meetings outlining the next steps of the plan revision process for the Nantahala and Pisgah national…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:20

Be bear aware

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It’s a scarce year for the fall foods such as acorns and grapes that bears depend on to prepare for…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:18

Bat week in the park

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It’s bat week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and park rangers are celebrating by setting up bat information…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:49

Little T basin honored for aquatic diversity

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The Little Tennessee River Basin got national attention last week when it was named the first Native Fish Conservation Area…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:40

Renovations at Max Patch Pond complete

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Anglers at Max Patch Pond have better fishing opportunities now that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:38

N.C. on track to meet new ozone standard

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North Carolina is on track to meet the new ozone compliance standard, with the entire state currently meeting the new,…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:35

Prescribed burn planned near Cataloochee

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A 600-acre prescribed burn near Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will start soon, perhaps as early…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:35

Share the woods during hunting season

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Hunting season is underway in Western North Carolina, with bear season opening Oct. 12. Bear season opened last week and…
Doris Mager, known as “The Eagle Lady,” will celebrate her 90th birthday by giving a birds of prey program at…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:35

Pumpkin pursuit returning to NOC

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A celebration of all things fall will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Nantahala Outdoor Center. 
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

NC ranks high in clean energy job growth

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North Carolina came in fifth nationwide in a recent ranking of states that added jobs in clean energy and clean…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

DENR blog keeps tabs on environmental news

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The N.C. Department of Environment Quality, formally known as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, now has a blog…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

North Carolina all caught up on rainfall

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After receiving more than three months’ worth of rainfall in the course of one week, North Carolina is not experiencing…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:30

Boxwood disease found in Jackson and Macon

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A serious boxwood disease known as boxwood blight, Calonec­tria pseudonaviculata, has been confirmed on the Highlands Plateau in Macon and…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:28

State solar tax credit to disappear

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The North Carolina Legislature did not renew the state’s solar tax credit, which will now expire on Dec. 31. 
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:27

New mile-markers at Lake J

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Thanks to an Eagle Scout project from 14-year-old Talbryn Porter, the Lake Junaluska walking path is now sporting new mile…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:25

Apple-picking for a good cause

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Kids who want to lend a hand toward feeding the hungry can help harvest the season’s left-over apples from a…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:23

See the Chimney at night

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A nocturnal, kid-friendly Halloween event will give visitors a rare glimpse of Chimney Rock State Park at night, 7:30 to…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:00

Town of Waynesville holds fall mulch sale

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Waynesville will have compost and double-ground mulch available for pickup from 8 a.m. to noon at the town yard waste…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:39

Migration Celebration an event for all ages

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The public is invited to join scientists and members of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee for the annual…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:28

Find the fitness routine that works for you

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The Healthy Haywood Fitness Challenge will kick off Monday, Oct. 12.  The program — which runs through Nov. 23 —…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:27

Peek through a window into campsites past

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A recreation of what a campsite from 100 years ago would look like will be on Saturday, Oct. 10, at…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:25

Take in the view on Purchase Knob hike

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A hike taking in the views from Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:24

Fly clinic to cater to disabled veterans

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An afternoon of fly-fishing related clinics for disabled veterans will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9,…
Many an 85th birthday has been observed with a simple gathering of friends and family sharing cake and memories, but…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:21

Carolina Bonsai Expo to celebrate 20 years

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A nationally recognized bonsai tree expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at the North Carolina Arboretum in…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:19

Smokies has new chief ranger

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s district ranger for the Tennessee side of the park, Steve Kloster, has been named…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:28

Put a halt on whirling disease

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With whirling disease confirmed in North Carolina, the Tuckaseigee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning an informational session on…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:27

Loan program for agriculture storage

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A program aimed at making it easier for farmers to upgrade their storage facilities — from barns to cold-storage to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:12

Mapping fall color

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A new map from Appalachian State University’s Michael Denslow gives a visual prediction of fall color’s schedule in the mountains,…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:07

Zombie apocalypse comes to WCU

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The fastest runners at the Zombie 5K Race Chase Saturday, Oct. 31, will have survival of the zombie apocalypse to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:06

Pro paddlers headed for NOC

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Elite slalom paddlers from across the U.S. will converge at Nantahala Outdoor Center this month for the 2015 USA Canoe…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:05

Smokies area closed to protect bats

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The Whiteoak Sink area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed through March 31 to protect the bats…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:04

$50K awarded to help save hemlocks

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The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is hoping that the $50,000 worth of grants it recently awarded will help restore North Carolina’s…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:03

Trout waters catch-and-release only until summer

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Seasonal restrictions on trout harvesting will go into effect in the western counties on Thursday, Oct. 1, meaning that anglers…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:02

Emerald ash borer quarantine now statewide

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Emerald ash borers have been found in more North Carolina counties, prompting Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to place the entire…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:01

Bryson gears up to celebrate fly fishing

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A festival celebrating all things fly fishing will liven up Bryson City Saturday, Oct. 10, just as the mountains come…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:16

Haywood wants a share of cycling tourists

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Since the first wheels starting turning in 2010’s inaugural Blue Ridge Breakaway bike ride, cycling has been picking up speed…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:07

Signs pinpoint greenway opportunities in Haywood

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The results of a plan to install signs demystifying Haywood’s disjointed collection of greenway paths will be unveiled at a…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:06

Kid-friendly event celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

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A family-friendly event celebrating fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26,…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:04

LTLT named river champion

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee was named the Tennessee River Champion of the year by the Tennessee Valley…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:03

Film showcasing forestry’s WNC roots premiers on UNC-TV

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A documentary telling the story of Dr. Carl Schenck, the German forester who managed the Biltmore Estate’s forests and helped…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:02

Conservation award nominations open

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Nominations are open to recognize the people and businesses most instrumental in promoting conservation this year for MountainTrue’s annual awards. …
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:01

Pink it up: annual race raises money for mammograms

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It’s time to get ready for a relay, race and walking event raising money for breast cancer detection, coming up…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:00

Referendum on tobacco assessment coming up

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On Nov. 19, North Carolina tobacco growers will get to choose whether to continue paying 10 cents per 100 pounds…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:59

Free annual National Park passes offered to fourth-graders

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway are always free to enter, but fourth grade students have…