Making it happen: Swain County teen chases professional mountain bike career

Austin San Souci was just 2 years old the first time he rode a bike.  “He never had training wheels.…
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Repairs proposed for Wilson Lick cabin

A multi-phase restoration project is proposed for the historic Wilson Lick cabin in the Nantahala National Forest in Macon County. 
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TVA grant to reduce Lake Junaluska litter

A $4,400 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority will help Haywood Waterways Association support community stream cleanups and Haywood County’s…
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Build community outdoors

Outdoor Mission Community, formerly known as Outdoor Mission Camp, has a stockpile of outdoor gear available at its resource center…
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Explore Cades Cove vehicle free

Vehicle-free Wednesdays at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park begin this week, giving cyclists and pedestrians the…
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Hike Panthertown

Explore Panthertown Valley near Cashiers with a 5.6-mile guided hike offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8. 
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Guidebook author to speak on WNC lookout tower hikes

Hiking guide author Peter Barr will present his new book about North Carolina’s lookout towers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May…
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Pedal to school
 

Pedal to school

May 5 is National Bike to School Day, and the region will celebrate throughout the month with youth biking programs,…
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Transforming gardening: Book details Webster man’s design for a better, cheaper greenhouse

On cold January days, Bob and Janaye Houghton prefer to eat outside.  “If it’s 20 degrees in the sunshine, it’s…
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Closure extended for Greenbrier area

Closure of the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been extended again, this time expected to…
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Land donation protects key Roan Highlands landscape

A record-setting land donation will conserve 7,500 acres in the Roan Highlands, a success that Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy Stewardship…
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Go birding

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a hike offered 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Balsam Mountain Trust. 
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Fish Haywood’s best water

Fly fishing expeditions with Haywood County Recreation and Parks offer a three-hour journey through one of Haywood County’s finest trout…
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It’s farmers market time

According to guidance from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, farmers markets fall under the same classification as…
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