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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:38

Franklin loves the AT, and the AT loves Franklin

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently recognized a passel of Franklin businesses and organizations for their support of the Appalachian Trail,…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:36

A bevy of 5K’s this fall

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As the weather cools down, the competitive edge will be heating up in the running communities of Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:26

Program takes on nuisance beavers

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Jackson County residents having problems with nuisance beavers can get help through the N.C. Beaver Management Assistance Program, locally administrated…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:23

NOC says thanks with weekend of fun

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The Guest Appreciation Festival at Nantahala Outdoor Center Sept. 26-28 will feature an array of activities and attractions for outdoors…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:22

Stream volunteers wanted

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Volunteers are needed to help monitor stream quality in Haywood County, and a training program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:20

Elk rut spells caution for Smokies visitors

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It’s breeding season for elk, and that means that fields in the Cataloochee and Oconaluftee areas of the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:19

Audubon study analyzes expected impact of climate change

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A National Audubon Society study of bird species in the continental United States and Canada released last week shows that…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:17

Haywood Waterways hike to hit salamander capital of the world

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A hike to the salamander capital of the world will come bundled with highland views and explanation from a National…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:28

The red wolf saga continues

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The next step for the endangered red wolf in Eastern North Carolina is an evaluation commissioned by U.S. Fish and…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:27

Used outdoor gear sought to fund clinic in rural Kenya

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MedicForce, a nonprofit that provides medical care and clinics in remote, third-world areas, is looking for donations of used outdoor…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:27

Ginseng poacher caught for fourth time, and behind bars again

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A Bryson City man will serve five months and 15 days in jail for illegally harvesting 83 American ginseng roots…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:26

Farm tour features gardens, ranches, orchards, and homesteads

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A self-guided tour of 37 farms in a several-county region of the mountains will be held Sept. 20-21, giving locavores…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:25

Party with PARI

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The Friends of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute’s will unveil a new outdoor amphitheater planetarium with an adjoining nature center on…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:23

Cherokee help sicklefin redhorse make a comeback

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A new fisheries program on the Cherokee Reservation aims to restore the imperiled sicklefin redhorse fish to its native habitat…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:21

Hemlock Initiative looks for solution to adelgid tragedy

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A trio of projects will launch renewed efforts to save the eastern hemlock following awards of $75,000 under the Hemlock…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 21:20

Sunburst’s trout jerky, caviar gets boost

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Sunburst Trout Farms in Haywood County has received a $150,000 matching fund USDA Value Added Producers Grant.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:37

Reliving the Plott Hound legacy

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A program titled “Touching the Face of History: The Story of the Plott Hound” will be held at 6:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:33

Cashiers adventure race kicks off second year

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Runners looking for a wilderness challenge will get their chance with the Second Annual Cashiers Trail Mix Mountain Run Experience…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:31

Bryson City Bicycles snags national honor

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Bryson City Bicycles has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops of 2014. Awarded by the National Bike Dealers…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:29

Nantahala Kids Club introduces youth to paddling

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Nantahala Kids Club, a program designed to engage kids in paddling, will kickoff a six-week outdoor recreation program Sept. 8.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:28

Waynesville mom takes on Iron Man

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Waynesville resident Jennifer Jacobsen recently crossed the finish line of the Ironman Louisville, a challenging race that involves a total…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:28

Fracking debate heats up in WNC

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The fracking issue is exploding in Western North Carolina as a public hearing on proposed oil and gas rules in…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:31

Jump on the gem mine caravan tour

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A tour of four historic gem mines will give a view into Franklin’s past, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:30

Key rule makers to speak at fracking forum

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A forum organized by N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, will give the public a chance to learn more about shale…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:28

Costa to close out Zahner series with Darwin lecture

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Jim Costa, executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, will close out the Highlands Biological Foundation’s summer Zahner Conservation Lecture…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:26

Freestyle paddlers to hit the Nantahala wave

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A major freestyle paddling competition will come to the Nantahala Gorge Sept. 4-6, with top freestylers from across the continent…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:24

Running for support

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More than 350 runners streamed down Main Street in downtown Waynesville last Friday evening for the annual Main Street Mile.…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:21

Eagle Scout restores watering hole used in the old days

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A monument built to commemorate a popular 1800s watering hole has long been hidden by ivy and vines, but an…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:46

Conservation closes out Tuckasegee Nature Series

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Paul Carlson, director of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, will close out the six-week Tuckasegee Nature Series with a…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:45

Paddle tour to explore Lake Logan

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The public will get a chance to paddle Lake Logan at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Lake Logan…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:45

Wildflower authors share tips and talk

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 The three authors of Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, 3 p.m. Aug.…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:44

Smokies telethon brings in $200K

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The 20th annual Friends Across the Mountains telethon brought in $200,000 for Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park last…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:42

WCU students produce walking trail brochure

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Students in Western Carolina University’s Introduction to Public History course will show off the fruits of their labor during the…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:39

Pro photographer to give inside look to the natural world

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A photography program featuring images by Clay Bolt will give an inside look to the small-scale world of plants and…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:26

Runner jogs the Parkway to raise funds, awareness

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A Winston-Salem man is hoping to set a record for a good cause with his plan to run the entire…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:26

Road improvement to close Black Balsam

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A popular trail access area and jumping off point for the Shining Rock Wilderness area at Balsam Road will be…
This year’s Taste of the Market celebration at Jackson County Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 in…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:21

Grant helps Waynesville Parks and Rec get paddling

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A $25,000 Pigeon River Fund grant will help the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department purchase kayaking supplies to add paddling…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:21

Cataloochee documentary to screen in Jackson

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The historical documentary film Cataloochee will be shown at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cullowhee at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:18

Breakaway breezes into year five

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More than 400 riders will push off from Lake Junaluska Aug. 16 for the fifth year of the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:17

Tailgate Market to celebrate kids’ love of watermelon

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The watermelons will take over Aug. 16 at the Original Waynesville Tailgate Market’s August Kids Corner Market.
A Save the Trails ride and run through DuPont State Forest will be held Aug. 23 to help Pisgah Area…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:13

Summer in the park a win-win

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A handful of teachers, high school and college students recently completed a program designed to teach them about the Great…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:12

Friends of the Smokies telethon to air

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Friends of the Smokies will take to the silver screen from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, for the…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:46

Time to get your run on

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August is runners’ month in Western North Carolina. A slate of races throughout the region will give athletes a chance…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:38

Smokies tourism translates into dollars for local economy

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According to a new National Park Service report, the 9.4 million people who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:37

Highlands Biological dives into cliff ecology

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A cliff face might not seem like a hospitable place to forge a life, but for a good-sized group of…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:36

Smokies rangers rescue fallen hiker in storm conditions

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A 64-year-old Michigan man is recovering after a fall while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Sunday…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:36

Faith-based environmental initiative organizes across WNC

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Faith-inspired environmental advocacy is the focus of Western North Carolina Alliance’s newest program, Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina.…