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The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is seeking proposals to turn $50,000 worth of grant funding into a win in the battle…
Part contest, part festival, part education and part science, the 2014 Discover Life in America BioBlitz will bring citizens and…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:13

Smokies elk get new tracking collars

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Biologists will get a boost in monitoring Smokies elk populations, thanks to a $13,720 grant Friends of the Smokies received…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:12

Horse exhibition to benefit Panthertown

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A horse exhibition hosted by Friends of Panthertown from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, will raise money…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

American chestnut restoration showcased at Cataloochee

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Visitors are invited to check on the progress of the American chestnut restoration effort at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:11

Franklin man inducted to A.T. Hall of Fame

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Franklin has a hall-of-famer following the induction of Rev. Rufus Morgan into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame earlier this…
The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers gathered on the Blue Ridge Parkway this spring, instruments in hand, to…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:14

Libraries bring science and nature to life for kids

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Libraries across the mountains are in summer mode with a robust lineup of educational programs for kids. Special guests will…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:13

Get your race on with Haywood Waterways

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Haywood Waterways is now selling “trout” to compete in their annual Trout Race held at 5 p.m. on June 22…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:08

Comments open on coyote hunting in red wolf territory

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Comments are open regarding a proposed prohibition on coyote hunting in a five-county area in northeastern North Carolina. The area…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:07

Foraging field day in Cashiers

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Famed Asheville forager Alan Muskat will answer all your burning questions about forest foods during the next installment of the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Nature-inspired poetry readings held in Waynesville

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Michael Beadle, a local poet and educator, will read poetry that speaks to the mystery of nature and wildness 4…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:35

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference registration gears up

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Registration is up and running for the 31st Cullowhee Native Plant Conference to be held July 16-19 at Western Carolina…
A summer lecture series dedicated to natural history and conservation will kick off with a talk from Dr. Lee Alan…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:33

Local agriculture robust in WNC

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Local food sales are surging in Western North Carolina, and agriculture is alive and well.  Direct farmer-to-consumer food sales in…
 A book by Western Carolina University biology professor and Highlands Biological Station director James Costa titled Wallace, Darwin and the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:31

Conservation Voters release legislator rankings

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The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters has released its 2013 scorecard for North Carolina legislators, a number based on…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:29

Annual garden tour a go in Haywood

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The Barn at the Mountain Research Station, on Raccoon Road in Waynesville, will serve as the hub for ticket purchasing,…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:28

Falling tree gives Arizona woman a fright

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Jan Eagle got a scare when a tree fell on her campsite at Cataloochee Campground during her stay at Great…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:27

Youth to reenact ancient fishing practices

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Children will get a chance to learn firsthand about Cherokee fishing traditions by re-enacting a fish harvest on an ancient…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:26

Wilderness camp trains for adventure and evangelism

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Outdoor Mission Camp, an affiliate of Youth For Christ USA based in Maggie Valley, is offering a wilderness camp for…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:11

Land management series planned

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Landowners will have the chance to get a better handle on managing their woodlands responsibly with a lineup of summer…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:10

Local environmental knowledge sought

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The Coweeta Listening Project will come to Cowee Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, to…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:09

Shopping for conservation

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Shopping at Mast General Store in Waynesville on Saturday, June 7, will be a plus for the planet.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:08

T-shirt design contest uncovers artist

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Shelby Reece from Waynesville Middle School won Haywood Waterways’ Kids in the Creek T-shirt design contest. Her winning design, “Jumping…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:07

Audubon sponsors study of endangered warbler

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One of the most prized bringers of spring song in Western North Carolina is the golden-winged warbler, and Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:08

Ray’s Weather seeks Parkway photos for calendar

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Photographers are invited to submit their best Parkway photos to be featured in a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway calendar, a…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:06

Trail app for Nantahala areas

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A new web app gives hikers, bikers, equestrians and other forest users the ability to search trail stats for the…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:05

Party with moths in Highlands

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A moth party at 9 p.m. June 5 at the Highlands Biological Station will capitalize on the dark sky to…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:04

White-nose syndrome decimating WNC bats

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White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, is advancing in North…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:03

Senate votes to lift fracking moratorium

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The North Carolina Senate voted to lift the state’s fracking moratorium last week in a party-line vote. Democrats voted unanimously…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:02

Bass tourney gives anglers an outlet

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Anglers are getting the tackle ready for the 2014 Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament June 7 and 8. With 238 miles…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:36

Wilderness celebration planned in Asheville

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The Wilderness Act’s 50th birthday will get some recognition at “An Evening of Wilderness Champions — Celebrating 50 Years of…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:35

Summer nature programs kickoff in Highlands

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Regular weekday programs will begin at Highlands Nature Center next week. The programs include guided plant walks, children’s activities, storybook-based…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:33

New bike shop set to open in Bryson City

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Bryson City is about to get a second bike shop with the grand opening of Tsali Cycles on May 23.…
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against coyote hunting — which includes spotlight hunting — in the five eastern…
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:31

Smokies gets new acting superintendent

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get a new acting superintendent June 1, replacing the currect acting superintendent who…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:45

A not too shabby second

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May 3 and 4 were the dates for this year’s 30th annual edition of the Great Smoky Mountains Birding Expedition.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:44

Pitch in to cleanup along the Pigeon River in Canton

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Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day along the walking trail and stream bank of the Pigeon River at Canton…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Marathon mountain bike race rolls in to Tsali

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A 12-hour bike race in Nantahala National Forest near Bryson City will test the mettle and stamina of participating peddlers.…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:43

Duckett’s Produce enters tenth season

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Duckett’s Produce has reopened for a tenth season at three locations in Haywood County, including Maggie Valley, Crabtree and Canton,…
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…