Santa Claus will start training for the big day with rappels down Chimney Rock 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,…
The rare green salamander had never been documented in the Highlands area before, but a September excursion to the Overflow…
A week of fall fun will celebrate Thanksgiving at Fontana Village, with a schedule of events including hiking, hunting and…
A survey to find out what can be done to make walking and biking in Franklin easier and safer is…
Fish habitat and the brook trout populations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got a $19,000 boost thanks to…
If a bill recently introduced to Congress passes, a federal fund used to support parks and open spaces across the…
Former Congressman and Brevard resident Charles H. Taylor was recently named 2015 North Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year by…
Cataloochee Ski Area opened for the winter last weekend, kicking off the first run of the season at 8:30 a.m.…
In response to public opposition to its proposed 45-mile Foothills Transmission Line, Duke Energy has settled on a revised plan…
A celebration for friends of Outdoor Mission Camp, based in Maggie Valley, will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12,…
More than 200,000 LED lights will illuminate the gardens of the N.C. Arboretum starting Nov. 20 for the second annual…
Vandalism in the Nantahala National Forest has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to offer a monetary reward for information about…
A pair of new guides to the outdoors in Haywood County, produced by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, will…
A competition challenging students to take their best stab at trash sculpture aims to get Haywood County teens thinking about…
A strenuous hike to one of the most unique peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will also include…
The Barkers Creek and Locust Creek River access points in Jackson County will close over for construction over the coming…
One of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country — the Shadow of the Bear — is now visible…
Final versions of management plans for seven North Carolina game lands, including Sandy Mush Game Lands in Madison and Buncombe…
A handicapped-accessible fishing pier along the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City was dedicated this fall. It is located beside…
Nearly 200 people gathered at Blue Ridge School this month to hear a parting presentation from Doris Mager, known around…
Absent for more than half a century, lake sturgeon returned to North Carolina waters as more than 3,000 fish were…
A new committee focused on revisiting recreation fees in national forests in 13 southern states and Puerto Rico is seeking…
A pair of public meetings outlining the next steps of the plan revision process for the Nantahala and Pisgah national…
It’s a scarce year for the fall foods such as acorns and grapes that bears depend on to prepare for…
It’s bat week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and park rangers are celebrating by setting up bat information…
The Little Tennessee River Basin got national attention last week when it was named the first Native Fish Conservation Area…
Anglers at Max Patch Pond have better fishing opportunities now that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest…
North Carolina is on track to meet the new ozone compliance standard, with the entire state currently meeting the new,…
A 600-acre prescribed burn near Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will start soon, perhaps as early…
Hunting season is underway in Western North Carolina, with bear season opening Oct. 12. Bear season opened last week and…
Doris Mager, known as “The Eagle Lady,” will celebrate her 90th birthday by giving a birds of prey program at…
A celebration of all things fall will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Nantahala Outdoor Center. 
North Carolina came in fifth nationwide in a recent ranking of states that added jobs in clean energy and clean…
The N.C. Department of Environment Quality, formally known as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, now has a blog…
After receiving more than three months’ worth of rainfall in the course of one week, North Carolina is not experiencing…
A serious boxwood disease known as boxwood blight, Calonec­tria pseudonaviculata, has been confirmed on the Highlands Plateau in Macon and…
The North Carolina Legislature did not renew the state’s solar tax credit, which will now expire on Dec. 31. 
Thanks to an Eagle Scout project from 14-year-old Talbryn Porter, the Lake Junaluska walking path is now sporting new mile…
Kids who want to lend a hand toward feeding the hungry can help harvest the season’s left-over apples from a…
A nocturnal, kid-friendly Halloween event will give visitors a rare glimpse of Chimney Rock State Park at night, 7:30 to…
Waynesville will have compost and double-ground mulch available for pickup from 8 a.m. to noon at the town yard waste…
The public is invited to join scientists and members of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee for the annual…
The Healthy Haywood Fitness Challenge will kick off Monday, Oct. 12.  The program — which runs through Nov. 23 —…
A recreation of what a campsite from 100 years ago would look like will be on Saturday, Oct. 10, at…
A hike taking in the views from Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the…
An afternoon of fly-fishing related clinics for disabled veterans will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9,…
Many an 85th birthday has been observed with a simple gathering of friends and family sharing cake and memories, but…
A nationally recognized bonsai tree expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at the North Carolina Arboretum in…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s district ranger for the Tennessee side of the park, Steve Kloster, has been named…
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