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First Smokies writers conference accepting applications

Published: 2023-04-12 16:06:36

A bout this time last year, I was asked to be involved with designing the first-ever conference for writers to be held within the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The inaugural Tremont Writers Conference is the coordinated effort of two e...

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It’s in our blood

Published: 2023-04-05 15:58:35

E ach spring I am struck by the beauty and encouraged by the support given by bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) as it emerges and begins its process of opening the flower and unfurling the leaf. The flower bud and leaf come up together, poking through t...

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Writer and naturalist George Ellison dies at 81

Published: 2023-02-22 15:11:25

George Ellison, a writer and naturalist whose home and inspiration was on Lands Creek in Bryson City, died Sunday, Feb. 19, at the age of 81. . Ellison battled Parkinson’s disease for years and died from double pneumonia while receiving care from Haywo...

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George Robert Ellison II — Thoreau in a jockstrap

Published: 2023-02-22 14:08:07

Editor’s note: George Ellison, a renowned naturalist and writer who lived in Bryson City, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19. Below is a tribute to Ellison by Don Hendershot. Ellison wrote hundreds of columns for The Smoky Mountain News, which can be read ...

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Renowned artists conserve their life’s inspiration

Published: 2022-12-21 16:31:44

The last private property that Lands Creek crosses before entering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Tuckasegee River is now conserved, thanks to Swain County residents George and Elizabeth Ellison. . The Ellisons have lived there since 197...

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Joining the herd: Family-run bison 
farm, vacation rental flourishes in Clyde 

Published: 2022-11-02 14:45:56

When Cheryl Hillis started managing vacation rentals in Haywood County 15 years ago, Airbnb didn’t exist, reservations were made with phone calls and mailed checks, and she lived nowhere near Western North Carolina. Hillis was the face of Buffalo Creek...

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Purging the pigs: Pilot program aims 
to knock back feral swine populations

Published: 2022-10-05 15:34:10

When Europeans first began exploring North America, they knew precious little about the land toward which they traveled — or what they’d find to eat once they arrived. . So, they added pigs to their roster of trans-Atlantic passengers, aiming to assu...

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Wild Vision: George Masa book pairs famed images with modern experiences

Published: 2022-06-22 15:41:39

The 1900s were just a few years along when a young man named Masahara Iizuka stepped on American soil for the first time. Around 26 years old, he’d arrived in California to pursue a career in engineering, having studied the subject at Meiji University ...

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Snakes, really, are beautiful creatures

Published: 2020-09-02 14:45:09

Snakes are among the world’s most beautiful, fascinating, and ominous creatures. We are at once attracted to and repelled by them. . The ancient Cherokees focused several of their myths about the close relationship of good and evil upon the Uktena (“...

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Overlooks are special places in the southern mountains

Published: 2020-08-12 16:32:02

High-elevation overlooks are one of our finest natural resources. These vantage points allow us to rise above our everyday humdrum existence and see the world with fresh eyes. Many of the finest overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smokie...

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