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From paved 5K routes to epic trail runs and triathlons, Western North Carolina is rife with outdoor races of all types. But a peek at the history shows that the bulk of these events are new arrivals on the landscape, most founded in the past decade or so with new ones popping up each year.   “Sporting events seem to be growing across the nation, and…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:00

Survival skills conference to be held in Haywood

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Heritage Life Skills, a fourth-year event featuring classes in survivalist cooking, self-defense and food production skills is coming up May 29-31 at Haywood County Fairgrounds, with registration rates jumping after May 1.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:58

Pancakes popular with AT hikers

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Appalachian Trail hikers in search of a satisfying meal found it at the First Baptist Church of Franklin this year — 633 of them, representing 44 states and seven foreign countries.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:55

Jackson fifth graders get a conservation education

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More than 200 fifth graders from Jackson County Schools spent two days learning about natural resources at East LaPorte Recreation Park this month.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:54

Fly-fishing museum opening delayed

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The grand opening of the Fly-Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians in Cherokee, originally intended for May 1, has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. June 6.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:55

NOC rings in spring

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A celebration of spring and its waterborne joys will be held April 24-26 at Nantahala Outdoor Center with a Spring Fling featuring the Hometown Throwdown freestyle kayaking event, Nantahala Racing Club Slalom Series kick-off, a vendor fair, live music and scheduled releases on the Nantahala.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:11

Family Nature Summit comes to Lake J

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Each year, the Family Nature Summit is held in some part of the country known for its special beauty and recreation value. This year, it will be based in Lake Junaluska, June 27 to July 3.