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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…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:36

Duke chips in for projects in hydropower territory

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Ideas are being solicited for riparian habitat enhancement projects in Jackson, Swain and Macon counties as part of Duke Energy’s…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:35

Free hiker breakfast in Franklin

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Appalachian Trail hikers can get a free breakfast in Franklin through April 11. First Baptist Church in Franklin has offered…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:32

Celebrate the Appalachian Trail season

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Whether you’re roughing it on the AT or just looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday, several upcoming…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Cheap greenhouse space for up for grabs

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Get an early start on this year’s garden by renting a space for seed flats in the greenhouse at the…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:41

Jackson students win environmental contest

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The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the winners of its annual poster and essay contests. Third- through…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:40

Kids can get trekking with TRACK trail network

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Interactive activities for kids have been installed along a 1.3-mile section of trail at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, which…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:39

Permit needed to harvest ginseng

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office reminds the public that gathering ginseng on the Nantahala National Forest without a permit is illegal. 
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:38

Roving volunteers needed in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to rove the Oconaluftee River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum and fields along…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:37

Paddlers emerge for first big race of the year

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A major paddling race will be held on the Nantahala River March 22 and 23, with around 60 of the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:33

Collegiate bouldering showdown coming to WCU

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The Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest will attract college students from a several state area for a rock climbing and…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:32

Fracking documentary to be screened in Sylva

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A documentary about natural gas “fracking” in America, “Gasland Part 2,” will be screened in Sylva on Saturday, March 22,…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:31

Smokies announces spring openings

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With spring around the corner, campgrounds and secondary roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are reopening for the…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:30

WCU professor honored for role in conservation

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Jim Costa, a biology professor at Western Carolina University and the Director of the Highlands Biological Station, has been nominated…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:29

Historic window stolen off Smokies cabin

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An antique window was stolen from an historic cabin in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:28

Catch stream insects in the name of water quality

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The volunteer battalion of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River is looking for new recruits to help monitor water…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:26

Missing link of Benton MacKaye trail solved

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A dicey section of the long-distance Benton MacKaye hiking trail that forced hikers to walk along the side of a…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:25

Aim high with annual Black Rock ascent

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Trail runners will scramble, scratch and claw their way to the 5,810-foot summit of Pinnacle Park in Sylva during the…
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:06

Burns prescribed for Nantahala National Forest

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next three to six weeks on…