Archeology students dig into Cherokee history

By Molly Phillips • Contributing writer | Over the summer, 16 students from Western Carolina University — led by Dr.…
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N.C. now under burn ban

Open burning is banned in North Carolina until further notice as a wildfire rages at Pilot Mountain State Park near…
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Pitch in with Panthertown

Friends of Panthertown is hosting a series of trail workdays this fall, and all are invited to come pitch in. 
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A.T. gets 1.2 miles longer

When Appalachian Trail season starts next year, the trek will be 1.2 miles longer thanks to three significant trail relocations…
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Leadership change coming to local food organization

After more than two decades serving farmers and the local food community, Charlie Jackson will retire as executive director of…
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Senate confirms first-ever Native American NPS head

The U.S. Senate confirmed Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III as director of the National Park Service on Thursday, Nov. 18,…
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Haywood students spread pollution awareness

Storm drains at Haywood Community College now sport stencils reminding people to help keep the waterways clean, thanks to a…
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State budget funds more trails, parks and conservation

Western North Carolina will see a new state park, rail trail and miles of backcountry paths following Gov. Roy Cooper’s…
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Santa to visit Chimney Rock

Old Saint Nick will visit Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County Saturdays, Dec. 4 and 11, practicing his chimney-climbing…
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Book your dates for Winter Lights

Dubbed ‘Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition,’ Winter Lights opens Friday, Nov. 19, with the brilliant display offered daily through Saturday, Jan.…
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Prepare for backcountry emergencies

Landmark Learning is now enrolling for a variety of wilderness medicine certification courses planned for the winter months. 
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