Bug-loving photographers will get the inside scoop on photographing insects through a presentation from Kefyn Catley, a biology professor at…
In the past five years, the 10 land trusts of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Forever coalition have collectively completed…
Every year, trail towns and businesses in Western North Carolina anticipate the influx of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers that stream through…
Spring is here, and facilities closed for the winter are opening up accordingly in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. …
A proposed rule change allowing hunters to bait black bears with unprocessed food throughout the entire hunting season will be…
Cataloochee Ski Area is a finalist for the I AM a Snowmaker Award, given annually by SAM Magazine and HKD…
Spring ranger programs have begun in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, giving visitors a chance to explore the Smokies…
A slate of challenging long-distance races will be coming to the Smokies this spring, meaning it’s time to get back…
Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters throughout Western North Carolina will open at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 2.
This Easter marked an important milestone for Jerry Parker, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who completed the 2,160-mile trail before it…
Stomach bugs, possibly norovirus, have been reported among Appalachian Trail thru-hikers in Georgia and the Great Smoky Mountains this season.
Saturday dawned chilly and foggy at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, but that didn’t stop 73 people from completing the strenuous…
Friends of the Smokies has a new North Carolina director after Anna Lee Zanetti took the reins this week.
“So, are you here as a reporter or as a biker?” asked one of the 100-plus shorts-wearing, bike-bearing people converged…
Complaints about overcrowding on the Nantahala River have led the U.S. Forest Service to consider limiting fishing permits for outfitters…
Duke Energy Progress’s plan to replace its coal-fired power plant in Asheville with natural gas has garnered partial approval from…
As the green season inches closer and visitation ramps up, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is looking for volunteers…
The forest floor surrounding Jackson County comes alive as wildflower season dawns — and a six-week course on spring wildflowers…
Defenders of Wildlife has walked off the Red Wolf Recovery Team, claiming it’s headed for a “dead end,” meeting only…
Franklin has sidewalks, bike trails and a beautiful greenway to encourage residents and visitors to walk or bike around town,…
A network of pollinator pit stops will begin spreading across the state with the launch of the Butterfly Highway Campaign,…
Drought has gotten bad in the United States over the past 15 years, and the combination of the dry weather…
Bright sunshine? Sixty-degree weather? In February?
Exploration of the remote Little Cataloochee area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will kick off this year’s Classic…
Students in Jackson County got a chance to show the artistic side of what it means to live in a…
The sicklefin redhorse is a rare fish found nowhere else in the world other than six Southern Appalachian counties, but…
Starting in August, no boating vessels will be allowed at the new swimming area at the Pines Recreation Area on…
Before a roomful of dedicated citizens, Haywood’s Commission for a Clean County doled out its annual awards last week to…
Get a taste of the wild with students in the Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College as they host the…
A 6-mile stretch of Rainbow Springs Road near Franklin will stay closed through mid-May for logging going on nearby.
Share ideas for making Franklin more pedestrian and cyclist friendly during a public input meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m.…
WinterFest Smoky Style will return for its second year Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, injecting the…
A purchase of 48 acres adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest and the Highlands of Roan by the Southern Appalachian…
Mark Rogers sticks his hand through the cold air outside Bethel Grocery into the even more frigid interior of the…
Waynesville lumber company Oaks Unlimited Inc. got recognition in Raleigh last week, named 2016 Exporter of the Year by the…
The water of Lake Junaluska was a balmy 41 degrees as a parade of 158 people — sanity questionable —…
Water levels at Lake Junaluska are falling following the start of a drawdown to dredge silt and litter — and…
Newbie beekeepers will get a leg up with an all-day class in beginning beekeeping Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Haywood…
A nuisance algae capable of harming stream habitats has come to Jackson County, and water users will have to help…
Deep snow in the mountains last week stranded a transmission tower repairman near the summit of Mount Pisgah Jan. 25,…
A section of Cullowhee Creek in Jackson County will turn into a laboratory — with elementary school students as its…
A new program rewarding people who turn in poachers aims to crack down on illegal wildlife harvest.  “Despite our constant…
When I transplanted myself from Wyoming to North Carolina, I assumed that part of the deal would be relinquishing access…
An exhibition highlighting the return of North America’s wolves and peregrine falcons from the brink of extinction will be on…
An avid local hiker will share the story of her pilgrimage along the 208-mile Camino Primitivo in Spain at 7…
A public hearing on Duke Energy’s plan to build two new power plants to replace its soon-to-retire Asheville coal plant…
The Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon will send runners all around Waynesville on Saturday, May 14 — and for…
Smokies Superintendent Cassius Cash has issued a challenge to all hardy souls wishing to join him in celebrating the National…
A state ban on poultry sales and shows in place since August was lifted a week earlier than anticipated, as…
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