Bear canisters required in Panthertown

The U.S. Forest Service is now requiring anybody who stays overnight in Panthertown Valley to use a bear canister or…
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Time to fly: Disc golf course 
opens in Cherokee

Sandwiched between the flowing waters of Raven Fork and the final southern stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a new…
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Haywood septic repair project earns award

A project aiming to keep drinking water clean by helping people repair failing septic systems has earned Haywood County organizations…
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Grant project aims to boost Parkway’s economic impact

A pair of grants totaling $911,000 aim to support economic development planning in the Blue Ridge Parkway corridor, including both…
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Large Pinnacle Mountains tract protected

A 960-acre conservation purchase in McDowell County protects an ecologically important area along the Pinnacle Mountains. 
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No new CWD cases discovered after processing samples

After processing about 7,000 deer tissue samples, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission hasn’t found any instances of Chronic Wasting Disease…
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Right in rain: After 15 years of forecasting, Local Yokel is shifting focus

Preston Jacobsen, a man some know better as the Local Yokel Weather guy, comes by his love of meteorology honestly.
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GSMA projects pull in awards

The Great Smoky Mountains Association has earned some recognition recently for producing top-tier educational materials. 
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