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Western North Carolina is rife with trails and maps to facilitate exploration of the mountain landscape, but an effort is underway to add a new kind of trail to the mix — a blue trail.   “A hiking trail is a great way to help people explore and discover and connect to the land. A blue trail is a way to allow people to discover and…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:03

Save animals with a ‘wild’ night out

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A wild night featuring animals, food, music and raffles will raise money for a triage center to care for injured and orphaned wildlife, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at London District Studios in Asheville. 
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:01

Riverkeeper to speak on sediment

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A longtime advocate of clean water will discuss sediment pollution at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Maggie Valley. 
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:59

HCC lumberjacks take second at competition

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The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team took second place at the 2016 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet this month, with students placing in 14 of the 16 events held that day.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:56

Drought becomes extreme in far western N.C.

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Even as Eastern North Carolina is reeling from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, Western North Carolina is plunging deeper into drought, with the drought in Macon, Cherokee and Clay counties now classified as extreme. The rest of the western region is slightly less dry, but only slightly — it is classified as experiencing severe drought.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:08

Beat the zombie apocalypse

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The zombie apocalypse will hit at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with the start of the Zombie 5K Chase Race at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:06

Fish for cash

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Grab a fishing buddy and test your skills against the best anglers around with the Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament, slated for Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 in Cherokee.