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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:38

Salamander to be celebrated at Cradle of Forestry

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The Southern Appalachians have the world’s highest diversity of salamanders, and Salamander Saturday will introduce some of the key players,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:37

Avian experience coming to Sapphire

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A raptor demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Sapphire Valley Community Center will give participants a chance to…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:36

Story of the Cullowhee lily to be told at Lake J

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The tale of the once-common Cullowhee lily will take center stage at the next meeting of the Tuscola Garden Club,…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:34

Obstacle race serves up family-friendly adventure

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The Merrell Adventure Dash, held at 4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Nantahala Gorge, will give participants of all ages…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:33

Ducks on the Tuck fundraiser floats into Swain County

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Ducks — of the rubber variety — will take to the Tuckaseegee River 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in an…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:32

Parkway project funding announced

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More than $700,000 in funds raised from license plates, gifts and grants will go toward projects and programs on the…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:20

Smokies home to rare synchronized lightning bugs

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Spots are going fast to view the unique synchronous firefly display in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains…
Soccer players ages 11 to 18 looking for a challenge beyond their local leagues will have a chance to try out…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:17

Birds of prey program swoops into Cherokee

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A Birds of Prey program planned for 1 p.m., May 9, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center will give visitors an…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:16

Smokies to offer glimpse of park careers

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Anyone who’s wondered what a day in the life of a National Park Service employee looks like will get a…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:14

Springtime, garden time

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Unearth the secret of square-foot gardening A free introduction to square-foot gardening at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at the Canton…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:28

Hike to wildflowers and waterfalls

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Wildflower blaze expected on Highlands hike A wildflower hike will step off from the Jones Gap parking area near Highlands at…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:27

Plant sale, plant clinic

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Plant sale planned for Franklin The 12th annual plant sale of the Macon County Master Gardener Association will be held 9…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:26

Cherokee language exhibit tours region

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Cherokee language and culture is the focus of a touring exhibit slated to visit ten sites in the region throughout…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:26

Rule would limit dog hunting on some game land

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting comments on a proposed temporary rule change that would prohibit using dogs to…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Fishing festival to take over

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A deluge of fly fishermen will soon descend on Western Carolina University. It’s the annual Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival, and…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Opportunity for Highlands birders

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Free, weekly bird-watching trips from the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will start up in Highlands beginning May 3. Walks leave…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Hike to take in rare pink shell azalea blooms

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A hike to see the rare pink shell azalea on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain near Panthertown, scheduled for…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:16

Spring celebration planned for Parkway

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Live raptors, green building and spring flowers will all be part of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Greening of the Parkway…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:11

Wildflower Whimsy kicks off in Highlands

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The Wildflower Whimsy event, May 2-3, at the Highlands Biological Foundation, will feature guided garden tours, a live plant auction…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:09

Farmers market kicks off in Waynesville

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Another season is underway for Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market, which starts up again at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26. The…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:08

Rain barrels available in Haywood County

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Rain barrels made from recycled food-grade containers are available for purchase at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:07

A boon for bears

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Bear management will get a boost in the Smokies with $4,000 in Appalachian Trail license plate sales to go toward…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:06

Volunteers to naturalize Richland Creek banks

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Volunteers are needed to help Haywood Waterways root the invasive plants out of Richland Creek’s banks at Vance Street Park…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:05

Skatepark closed for repairs

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The Waynesville Skate Park will be closed from April 28 to May 2 for repairs. The park will reopen May…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:03

Smokies celebrate Junior Ranger Day

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National Junior Ranger Day will spur festivities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:56

Growing season yields new farmers market

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The Franklin area will be getting a new farmer’s market this year, held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:56

Disc golfers to descend on Cullowhee

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Disc golfers will have a chance to show their stuff at the Inaugural Disc Golf Tournament at 5:30 p.m., Friday,…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:55

WNC home to most popular National Park

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Western North Carolina can lay claim to two of 2013’s top three most visited places in the National Park System.…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:55

History and watershed hike in the Smokies

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A guided hike along Big Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held at noon April 26…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:53

Anonymous donation rocks the national park

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An anonymous donor gifted $2.2 million to Great Smoky Mountains Association last week, one of the largest cash donations ever…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:51

Haywood agritourism guide available

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From farmers markets to roadside stands to U Pick farms to plant nurseries to historic preservation sites, Haywood County’s agricultural…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:48

Graveyard Fields closing for upgrades

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One the Blue Ridge Parkway’s most popular recreation areas will soon be closing for construction. The Graveyard Fields parking area…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:41

Hundreds of free garden kits passed out in Cherokee

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Tribal families got some help jumpstarting their summer gardens when Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Principal Chief Michell Hicks handed…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:40

Carolinas to experience total lunar eclipse

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Astronomy lovers and night owls in the Carolinas will get the chance to witness a total eclipse of the moon…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:39

Roadside bottles: a death trap for shrews

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Learn how bottles tossed out along the roadside are killing small mammals in the mountains during a talk held on…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:38

Turkey season open

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Turkey hunting season will open April 12 and run through May 10. A youth-only turkey season is already underway.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:37

Monarchs declining as habitat and food source shrinks

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A multi-media program, Make Way for Monarchs, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Cradle…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:36

Help clean up a stream to honor Earth Day

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Haywood Waterways Association is heading up several Earth Day themed activities this month, including a series of stream clean-ups. 
Cultural heritage demonstrations will kick-off the new season for The Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, April 12, along…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:58

Sea-level rise documentary features WCU prof

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Learn how communities are dealing with coastal erosion, storms and rising sea levels with a screening of the critically acclaimed…
The fourth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K race are expected to draw an estimated 300 runners…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:55

Women’s flyfishing weekend

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Women of all skill levels are invited to a women-only weekend of flyfishing from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, offered…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:54

Engage in a day-long celebration of science and nature

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The Mountain Science Expo will feature science programs and exhibits designed to interest kids and adults from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:52

Appalachian Trail volunteers needed

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Learn the basics of trail construction and environmental stewardships by volunteering with an Appalachian Trail Conservancy trail crew.
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:51

Reap the fruits of the backyard

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Learn how to grow fruit trees successfully at a fruit tree workshop coming up in Jackson and Swain counties through…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:39

Great Smoky Mountains Association racks up awards

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Great Smoky Mountains Association earned two first-place awards and four honorable mentions last month for its work in media and…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:38

Cherokee fishing tournament to kick off spring season

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Anglers will have a chance to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish March 28-30 at the Cast Into Spring Tournament,…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:37

Fund supports watershed projects with cut of profits

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 Duke’s profits off the hydroelectric power dam on the Pigeon River in Haywood County have funded another round of environmental water…