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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:50

Remember local farmers on Small Business Saturday

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Buy Haywood is encouraging shoppers to think local on Small Business Saturday — not just by shopping at local stores…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:50

New water quality standards proposed

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The Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of reviewing a set of proposed revisions to water quality standards in…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:49

Environmental merger chooses new name

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When the New Year rolls around, the region’s best-known and longest-running environmental organization is changing its name, following a merger…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:49

New book chronicles Pisgah’s history

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A new book has come out that treks through the human, political and natural history behind the formation of the…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:48

Explore National Parks from the fireside

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With short and chilly days making miles on the trail harder to come by, a lineup of outdoors-themed board games…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:47

AT license plates to fund trail-related projects

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Projects that promote or protect the Appalachian Trail can tap a special pot of grant money thanks to the sale…
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is looking to raise money for its Kids in the Creek program as part…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:44

Hunting and fishing resources for disabled sportsmen

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A directory of handicapped-accessible hunting and fishing sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests is available to help disabled…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:43

Canton Library garden wins state award

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The Canton Library’s Giving Garden got some state recognition by nabbing the “best adult program” award from the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:17

Ground broken on Smokies Preservation Center

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Work on a new National Park Service Collections Preservation Center is underway following a Nov. 13 groundbreaking at the site…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:17

East Street Park project scores grant funds

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A project to revamp East Street Park in Waynesville has received a grant from the Pigeon River Fund that will…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:16

Arboretum lights up for holidays

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A new holiday light show at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville will open Saturday, Nov. 22, and run through…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:15

Agreement reached in lawsuit to curtail hunting in red wolf

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An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit waged by multiple environmental groups claiming that wreckless coyote hunting laws were…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:15

Haywood Waterways Association celebrates a successful 2014

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Haywood Waterways Association will celebrate the Pigeon River watershed at its annual membership dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4,…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:14

Blackrock Outdoor changes ownership

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After nearly 20 years of existence, Blackrock Outdoor Company has a new owner. Kelly Custer, who also owns Sylva’s Sheds…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:13

Scuba certs offered in Waynesville

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A scuba certification course Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Waynesville Recreation Center will give wannabe divers the know-how and practice…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:44

Mountain photo contest open

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The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is looking for the best images of the people, places and pursuits that characterize the…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:40

Protecting plants with a forest plan

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With a new forest management plan now in the works for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest, Brent Martin, regional…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:38

New edition of Kephart book released

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A new version of Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart is out, and it includes eight Kephart articles not included…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:37

Return of the meteors

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Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are reminding the public of the annual Leonid Meteor Shower in November.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:36

Motion Makers bike shop reopens

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Motion Makers Bicycle Shop has reopened in its new location at 36 Allen St. after an August fire in downtown…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:35

Bumper crop feeds animals, insects and future fall color

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As fall colors fade from the landscape, the bright yellows and oranges become a vivid memory marking the peak of…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:34

WNC towns earn top outdoors honors

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Bryson City earned the top honor in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ list of top outdoor towns of 2014, which appeared in…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:14

Spelunk with Jackson Parks and Rec

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An expedition to Worley’s Cave in Bluff City, Temm., on Nov. 22 will give people of all experience levels a…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:08

Massive public input on fracking delays report on comments

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Public input gathered at a series of statewide hearings on fracking rules was supposed to be presented in a report…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:07

Five-year plan guides future for the AT

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A new five-year strategic plan from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will guide management of the Appalachian Trail over the coming…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:05

Nantahala mountain bike club to celebrate active year

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Nantahala Area SORBA, the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, will hold an end-of-year celebration 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Innovation…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:04

Lichen, ozone and trees, oh my!

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Waynesville Middle School seventh graders got to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Purchase Knob Education Center last week.
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:02

Fall burns planned for forest, national park

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Prescribed burns are planned in the Nantahala Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest and areas of Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:01

First tracks come early at Cataloochee

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Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley had its third earliest opening day in history when a winter storm and chilly…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:48

Duke Energy Progress to replace mercury vapor lights in N.C.

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Duke Energy Progress customers may see some changes in their communities as the utility embarks on a new initiative to…
A partnership between the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and the Rural Advancement Foundation International is aimed at increasing farmer direct…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:47

WCU gets $436K to protect coastal parks

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 The National Park Service has awarded a $436,000 grant to the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:44

Trout Unlimited looking for photogenic fish

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Trout Unlimited is looking for fishy photos to contend for gear prizes in its 2014 photo contest.  The contest is…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:40

Arboretum plans geocaching adventure

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Geocaching will be the main topic on the agenda Saturday, Nov. 1, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. This…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:39

Park offers reward for information on theft

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are offering a reward for information after artifacts were stolen from a locked display…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:37

Learn how to keep gardening as temps dip

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A workshop on winter gardening and spring garden prep to teach gardeners how to avoid putting growing season to bed…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:21

Celebrate Halloween and fall at NOC

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event will celebrate leaf season in the Smokies from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:17

Comment open for boater access trails

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An environmental analysis released by the U.S. Forest Service is proposing five boater access trails in national forests in South…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:16

Photographer presents Blue Ridge vistas guide

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Photographer and author Tim Barnwell will present his new book, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25,…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:15

Rangers rescue family of six

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When George and Heather Ferrell, of Louisiana, began to hike up Mount LeConte Oct. 18 with their four children, they…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:14

Kayak Lake Junaluska

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A kayaking program from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Lake Junaluska will give paddlers of all skill levels a…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:13

Plowing demos at Darnell Farms

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The annual Fall Plow Day at Darnell Farms in Bryson City Saturday, Oct. 25, will feature a full day of…
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:12

Park plans prescribed burn in Cataloochee

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Prescribed burns will light up the Canadian Top Knob, Mathews Branch and Noland Mountain areas adjacent to Cataloochee Valley in…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:07

Clean water grants fund WNC projects

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Western North Carolina won big in the newest round of grants from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:06

Bryson fly shop to hold grand opening

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Tuckaseegee Fly Shop, a new Bryson City business offering the town’s only full service fly shop, will hold its grand…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:05

Stocking cancelled in three Jackson lakes

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Three lakes in Jackson County will go without trout stocking this fall due to low water levels stemming from maintenance…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:03

Year of the acorn in WNC

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It looks like 2014 will go into the history books as “The Year of the Acorn,” according to Friends of…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:01

What do you want from your national forest?

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The U.S. Forest Service is holding the next round of public meetings on the Forest Management Plan for Pisgah and…