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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:36

Mountain bikes roll into Swain High

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A fleet of new mountain bikes has come home to roost at Swain County High School, thanks to a donation from Bryson City Bicycles. In December 2016, the bike shop landed an award from Synchrony Financial that granted it $10,000 to grow the business and another $10,000 earmarked for a community project of its choosing. Bryson City Bicycles was one of only five small businesses nationwide…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:34

Explore the mountains through the eyes of a naturalist

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Writer and conservationist Brent Martin will lead a five-day workshop on 18th-century naturalist and artist William Bartram May 15-19 at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands. 
The Great Smoky Mountains Association had its best year every for sales and membership in 2016, allowing the organization to contribute more than $2 million in support of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:31

Panthertown land purchase finalized

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A 16-acre property adjacent to Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area has been conserved following Mainspring Conservation Trust’s April 21 closing on the purchase.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:30

Sylva passes renewable energy resolution

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Sylva’s commissioners unanimously passed a resolution calling for a statewide commitment to eliminate fossil fuels during their meeting Thursday, April 13.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:25

Pedal the mountains

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Spring is here and Western North Carolina’s rural roads have drawn their fair share of cyclists who are ready to roll. Weekly rides are underway throughout the region, offering seasoned riders and new converts alike the chance to get pedaling.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:17

Collect bugs for science

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Splash in the stream while helping local scientific efforts during a stream survey day slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Scaly Mountain near Highlands.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:59

Wildflower Whimsy returns

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A two-day event offering wildflower walks, a native plant auction, a guest speaker and cocktail reception will celebrate the coming of spring May 5-6 at the Highlands Biological Station.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:40

Roll onto the Tour de Cashiers

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The Tour de Cashiers will return to the mountains Saturday, April 29, with cyclists choosing between routes of 100, 50 and 25 miles. Athletic challenges to suit beginning and seasoned riders alike are in the offing.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:16

Franklin welcomes A.T. hikers

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Franklin Trail Days is here in Macon County, with a lineup of activities on tap to rejuvenate tired thru-hikers and entertain local trail enthusiasts.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 16:23

Solar eclipse viewing tickets on sale

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 Tickets are now on sale for the Great American Solar Eclipse in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, available on a first-come, first-served basis for $30 apiece.