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Enrique Gomez was 16 years old the first time he experienced the shadow of the moon. Gomez, now an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University, is originally from Mexico. And while his family had already moved to the United States when the 1991 solar eclipse passed over Mexico City, they just so happened to be in town that summer for a visit…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:34

Fair time almost here in Haywood

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The Haywood County Fair will return to the fairgrounds in Waynesville Thursday, Aug. 22, with festivities continuing through Monday, Aug. 28.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:32

New Smokies science program to target schools

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A new science education program will soon launch in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Parks Foundation.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:31

Preserve the harvest

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A pair of food preservation programs at the Jackson County Cooperative Extension office in Sylva will offer instruction on how to get the most out of this year’s garden harvest.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:21

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Haywood County

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The emerald ash borer has been discovered in Haywood County, making it the 32nd confirmed county to which the invasive pest has spread.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:20

Forage like an expert

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Wildcrafter Ila Hatter, of Bryson City, will teach a one-day class called “Foraging for Food and Farmacy” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, through the Smoky Mountain Field School.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:16

The solar eclipse is coming

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News of the upcoming solar eclipse has been hard for Western North Carolinians to avoid this season, and the big day is coming up Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon will cover the sun for one to two minutes during the 2 p.m. hour — exact times and durations vary by location.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:14

Find a pint for the Parkway

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A series of special beer releases and events in August and September will raise money for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, from Shenandoah to Sylva.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:49

Spend a night on Fontana

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An overnight excursion to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s remote southern boundary will embark Aug. 28-29 from Fontana Lake.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:31

Serve the Smokies

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Smokies supporters will have a chance to serve the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a series of 10 Smokies Service Days, held 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays July 22 to Oct. 28.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:08

Fair deadlines approaching

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Deadlines are approaching to enter exhibits in the N.C. Mountain State Fair, which will take place Sept. 8-17 at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center in Fletcher.