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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:04

Volunteers sought to adopt tree plot

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Smokies rangers are looking for tree-lovers who want to try their hand at science to adopt a tree monitoring plot on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:02

WCU launches outdoor speaker series

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A speaker series featuring outdoor adventurers at Western Carolina University will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, with a presentation by Mark Singleton, executive director of American Whitewater with a headquarters in Sylva. 
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:01

Hike explores Smokemont

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The season’s first hike in Friends of the Smokies’ “Classic Hikes of the Smokies” series will explore Smokemont Loop Trail in a 6.2-mile hike led by hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein.
As Paul Carlson tooled out of downtown Franklin, houses faded into rolling hayfields, and the Little Tennessee River soon took up its flank position along the edge of N.C. 28.
History will no doubt remember Paul Carlson as one of the great visionaries of our time in Western North Carolina. As the founder and long time director of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee retires from his leadership role, we pause to reflect on the contributions he’s made. SEE ALSO: Behind the wheel with Paul Carlson: a two-hour tour of the Little Tennessee  Few men can…
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:09

New Satulah trail in the works

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Learn about the Highland Plateau Greenway’s vision to build a public trail to the top of Satulah Mountain at a public meeting held 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Highlands Civic Center.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:08

Game on (the table) at fundraising dinner

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An annual Wild Game Dinner hosted by the Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College will serve up a meal of home-cooked wild game dishes while raising money for the student group.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:06

Mark your calendar for Spring

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The weather is wintry, but spring is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for some of these upcoming springtime events.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:01

Database to showcase purveyors wood and forestry products

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A “buy local” directory for wood-related products from Western North Carolina is looking for more businesses, artisans and organizations to add to its listings before launching a searchable database version of the directory later this year.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:32

Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon

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Runners will take to the streets of downtown Waynesville as the inaugural Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon starts from Main Street at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. 
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:30

Learn to tread lightly at Wilderness Skills Institute

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Registration is now open for the fifth Wilderness Skills Institute, a training program for Wilderness stewardship and management, held at the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest.