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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:18

Parks and Rec master plan seeks input

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Area residents who avail themselves of Waynesville’s recreational facilities and programs have a chance to shape their respective futures — but only for a few more days. 

“Bottom line, this is about what the public would like to have,” said Rhett Langston, director of Waynesville’s Parks and Recreation department. “We have ideas ourselves in Parks and Recreation, but the bottom line is, it has to come from the public.”

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:11

Congressman to hold listening session on wilderness designation

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Congressman Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, will hold a listening session with wilderness supporters at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Historic Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville. Participation will be invitation-based, but the public is welcome to sit in.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:08

Lumberjacks to face off in the Pisgah

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A lumberjack competition and showcase of traditional crafts ranging from wood carving to weaving will take over the Pink Beds Picnic area next to the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, Oct. 1. 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:07

Engage in migration season

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Join migrant birds and butterflies with a Migration Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Welch Farm near Andrews.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:06

Watch top-tier paddlers navigate the Nantahala

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Elite paddlers from across the country will converge on the Nantahala Outdoor Center for the 2016 USA Canoe and Kayak Slalom Nationals, Friday to Sunday, Oct. 7-9.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:04

Explore autumn with a ranger

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Fall is here and ranger-guided programs aplenty are underway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, helping visitors discover the most colorful season of the nation’s most visited national park.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:31

Red wolf reintroduction to cease in southeast N.C.

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Red wolves will be removed from the majority of the five-county area of eastern North Carolina where they now exist in the wild, following a Sept. 12 decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.