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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:01

Lake J’s Inspiration Point unmasked

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Inspiration Point — a garden on the grounds of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center tucked away near the Lambuth…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 13:59

New land conservation projects completed in Haywood

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More than 200 acres in the Sandy Mush area — located at the convergence of Haywood, Buncombe and Madison counties…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:36

“A Walk in the Woods” movie hits theaters

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A movie chronicling the adventure of a pair of middle-aged men attempting to hike the Appalachian Trail hits the theaters…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:34

Spectacular fall color predicted for WNC

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Drier-than-normal conditions during 2015 will translate into one of the best shows of fall color in years, according to Western…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:32

Hiker’s death likely a suicide, autopsy says

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The death of a prominent Sylva hiker whose body was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:30

Give litter the boot

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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:29

Fundraiser to support Cullowhee River Park

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A fundraiser to support the effort to create a river park along the Tuckasegee River in Cullowhee will be held…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:26

Paddling competition coming to Cullowhee

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A family-friendly paddling competition featuring a variety of categories will be held on a flatwater portion of the Tuckasegee River…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:59

Granting opportunity available for farmers

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Grants to help famers offset the risk of trying something new are available through the WNC Agricultural Options program, which…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:44

Comment period still open on fracking drinking water study

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The public comment period for a 1,000-page study of the effects of hydraulic fracturing — known as “fracking” — on drinking…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:43

Monarch migration takes center stage

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A talk on the migration of monarch butterflies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Highlands Nature Center will…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:42

Energy audit earns WCU students top prize

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A student-conducted energy audit of Western Carolina University won first place at the Appalachian Energy Summit in Boone, marking the…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:42

Wildlife program at HCC earns five-year reaccreditation

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Haywood Community College recently got word that its fish and wildlife management technology program has received five more years of…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:41

New members join land trust board

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Four new members will join the 18-member board of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, a Franklin-based nonprofit focused on…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:40

Smokies telethon a success

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Hundreds of callers, online donors and private sponsors teamed up to raise $202,351 for work in the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:40

Stocking will resume in N.C. trout waters

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Stocking will resume in North Carolina’s hatchery-supported trout waters now that testing for whirling disease in fish raised at Marion…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:39

Take fly tying to the next level

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Budding fly tyers looking to get beyond the basics may enjoy a second-level fly-tying class at the Pisgah Center for…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:38

Making way for rare juniper and locust species

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A small study on Satulah Mountain near Highlands hopes to shed light on what might be responsible for poor reproduction…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:36

History lovers needed for mill volunteer force

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An orientation for volunteers who’d like to tell visitors about the history of Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Bikers raise cash for Parkway Mt. Pisgah campground project

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A rehabilitation project for the aging amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground will get some funding thanks to a fundraising ride…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Parasitic gill lice found in Haywood waters

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A new parasite has been confirmed on rainbow trout collected from the West Fork Pigeon River in Haywood County, as…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:15

Smokies telethon to support park projects

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A fundraising broadcast to support Friends of the Smokies will air 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:14

Audio tour brings the Smokies to life

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A new audio tour for the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee will give visitors to the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:13

Smokies visitation high at Cherokee

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Visitation has been strong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year, with numbers for the first six months…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:11

Bug Apetit - a tasteful discussion about insects

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Ever looked at a six-legged creature and thought of dinner? A program by “bug chef” Zack Lemann will explore the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:10

Paddle tour of Lake Junaluska offered

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A paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:54

Macon Heritage fest to feature Plott hound lore

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Learn about the fabled bear hunting dog — the Plott Hound — during a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:53

Stocking suspended after disease found in trout

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Whirling disease has been confirmed in rainbow trout in the Watauga River in the Banner Elk area, and biologists are…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:52

Swain officer wins state boating award

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A Bryson City man has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Brian Cookston, a…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:51

Experience life on the top

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A guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:49

Get schooled in wilderness

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A fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:48

Show off your horse, tractor and truck at the Haywood fair

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The Haywood County Fair is coming up, and with it some opportunity for friendly competition. Consider putting your hat in…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:05

A look inside the museum

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Step inside Cherokee’s newest museum, and the scent of freshly cut wood and tranquil lighting will immediately greet you with…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:04

From pies to model planes, Haywood Fair calls entries

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It’s that time again — get together your best garden produce and crafty handiwork to enter in the Haywood County…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:03

Smokies offers hands-on science for high school interns

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Several local teenagers were among those who recently completed a six-week internship in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:59

Bird flu fears trigger precautionary measures

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Fears that the bird flu could spread to North Carolina have prompted the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:59

Ash killer arrives in WNC, firewood must stay put in Graham

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Emerald ash borers recently found in a Graham County trap mark the invasive insect’s first appearance in Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:58

Panthertown gets improved parking area

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Improvements to the crowded trailhead parking on the east side of Panthertown Valley, a recreation area in the Nantahala National…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:56

Public comment open for state wildlife plan

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A plan to guide wildlife management in North Carolina for the next 10 years is being developed and public input…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:07

Race Waynesville’s Main Street Mile

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A 1-mile race through downtown Waynesville on Friday, Aug. 21, will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:07

Franklin gardens a home for wildlife

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Several Franklin property owners have made it a priority to garden with wildlife in mind, earning recognition from the National…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:05

Feds decide to put hold on wolf program

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Reintroductions of endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina will cease for the rest of 2015 following a decision by…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:04

Have a wild time at the library

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The animals of Balsam Mountain Trust will make the rounds next week in a pair of library programs in Waynesville…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:02

Celebrate solar at Innovation Brewing

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Fans of solar are invited to toast the success of a solar energy initiative launched in the mountains this spring…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:39

Sunday hunting now OK in North Carolina

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Sunday hunting with firearms will now be legal on private property following passage of the Outdoor Heritage Act by the…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:38

New guide highlights the best of Haywood’s homemade

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The new agritourism guide for Haywood County is out, highlighting farmers markets, plant nurseries, pick-your-own farms, roadside produce stands, Christmas…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:37

Hendersonville woman becomes 50th person to hike the MST

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The tally of people who have hiked the entire 1,150-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail reached 50 when Lorie Hansen, of Hendersonville, took…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:07

Trail work causes closures in the Smokies

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Trails in the Forney Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Bryson City will be closed this…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:06

Tribe earns award for greenhouse project

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A newly completed greenhouse project in Cherokee earned the tribe recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency this summer.