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At 34, Jennifer Pharr Davis has conquered her fair share of long-distance hikes, and then some. Her 2011 hike of the Appalachian Trail set a speed record that stood until 2015. She’s completed the Pacific Crest Trail, the Bartram Trail, the Colorado Trail and a seemingly endless list of other trails scattered across six continents. But in some ways, her 2017 hike of the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:55

Disc golf tournament raises money for nonprofits

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A recent disc golf tournament in Waynesville earned nearly $2,000 to support Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood County Special Olympics.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:54

Count the birds

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Birders across the globe are gearing up to celebrate the season with the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count, and the Smokies region is no exception.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:48

New trail opens in Murphy

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The first phase in construction of a new trail system is now complete with the opening of the Piney Knob Trail System near Murphy Saturday, Nov. 18.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:05

Winter bike league launches in Asheville

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The Asheville Winter Bike League has kicked off its 2017-2018 season, with structured group rides offered weekly starting at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Jan. 28.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:55

Rehabilitation almost done at Clingmans Dome

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Clingmans Dome Tower reopened from a closure for rehabilitation work on Wednesday, Nov. 15, but access will be short-lived — the annual closure of Clingmans Dome Road will begin on Friday, Dec. 1, with reopening scheduled for April 1, 2018.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:40

Magic at the arboretum

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A 40-minute car ride can be incredibly long for a 9-year-old kid, but as soon as we round the corner to the parking lot of the N.C. Arboretum, Emily is enchanted.