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When Margo Capparelli, Ph.D., first began her career, she had little idea that it would develop such a strong focus on helping combat veterans that she would one day drop everything to found a retreat center serving them.

But that’s exactly what’s happened. Capparelli, 53, is founder of Equinox Ranch, located on 23 acres in Cullowhee that she hopes to get in shape to begin operations by late spring or early summer in 2018.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:46

Legends of the Fly nominees named

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Nominations for this year’s Southern Trout Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame include several anglers from the Smokies region, two of whom are in Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:45

Stock the Pigeon

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Trout fans are invited to help the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Trout Unlimited Cataloochee chapter stock the West Fork of the Pigeon River, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:43

Women in botany

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A discussion on the role that women have played in botany and horticulture throughout America’s history will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:42

Trail volunteer honored

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Robbinsville resident Dick Evans received the Benton MacKaye Trail Association’s highest honor at the organization’s recent 2017 Annual Meeting.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:40

Foothills Parkway complete

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For the first time, vehicles can drive the entire 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway from Walland to Wears Valley, Tennessee.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:39

Land protected at Sandy Mush

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A recent purchase of 149 acres by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has added to a contiguous block of protected lands surrounding the Sandy Mush community in western Buncombe County.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:40

Arboretum to light up the holidays

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Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition will return to the N.C. Arboretum when Winter Lights opens for the season on Friday, Nov. 17, with the lighted display continuing nightly 6-10 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 31.