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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:11

WCU researchers making their mark

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out frScientific work by professors and students at Western Carolina University is earning recognition and winning research money. The Cullowhee campus, already recognized for its outdoor opportunities, is making an impact on several environmental fronts. Here are three recent examples of that work.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:17

Raptor presentation coming to Highlands

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out raptorOne of the Southeast’s premier raptor presentations, “Wings to Soar,” will bring birds of prey to the old gym of the Highlands School in what is described as an entertaining and informative program at 7 p.m. on May 26.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:16

Carnivorous plants exhibit opens at Arboretum

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out arboretumThe fascinating and complex world of carnivorous plants is the subject of the newest exhibit at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:15

Soil Exhibit in Bryson City

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out swainsoilThe Swain Soil and Water Conservation District is in the process of creating a mobile, walk-through exhibit focusing on soil resources. Soil resources are often not presented to the same caliber as other natural resources, and are frequently overlooked or abused.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:13

Rain barrels for sale by HWA

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out rainbarrelHaywood Waterways Association and Haywood Cooperative Extension Service have 55-gallon rain barrels for sale.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 16:00

Survival skills conference to be held in Haywood

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out preppersHeritage 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, 13 May 2015 15:15

Merrell Adventure race is family-friendly

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out advraceThe Merrell Adventure 5K Dash and 1K Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 23, along the Nantahala River near Bryson City.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:13

Ducks on the Tuck helps New Century Scholars

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out duckstuckWhy adopt a tiny rubber duck that’ll soon be floating down the Tuckasegee River in Swain County?