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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:55

Park plans controlled burns in Cades Cove

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Smoke could be heavy in the Cades Cove area this month due to a series of controlled burns in the…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:18

Agency honors safety and conservation efforts

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The North Carolina Wildlife Federation recently honored those who have contributed to the conservation and safety of the state’s natural…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:18

Third quarter nets highest specialty license plates revenue

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Platinum or china may be the standard 20th anniversary gift, but Friends of the Smokies, a non-profit organization that supports…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:17

Buy Haywood using YouTube to promote local agritourism

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Buy Haywood has gone high tech to help promote the county’s abundance of locally grown produce, flowers and food items,…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:16

Cherokee run raises $22,000

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More than $22,000 was raised for the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation at the 2nd annual Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:15

Duke funds streamside enhancement projects

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Duke Energy will spend more than $100,000 on seven streamside habitat projects in the watersheds and tailwaters of its Nantahala…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:14

Glenville getting handicap accessible upgrades

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People with physical disabilities will have better access to Lake Glenville, thanks to upgrades to some of the lake’s amenities.…
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:11

Conservancy buys 250 acres and a peak

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Blackrock Mountain summit, a 5,700 foot peak that overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway, has been purchased by the Southern Applachian…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:58

Taproom to donate sales to conservation

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A Sylva conservation organization was featured at the Making a Difference Monday program Oct. 21 at the Oskar Blues Tasty…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:52

New brew benefits A.T. maintenance

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A Bryson City brewery has chipped in $1,000 to support the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner program, whose mission is to preserve…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:51

Area bicyclist to share her Olympic story

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Olympic silver medalist and Asheville resident Lauren Tamayo will serve as guest speaker at the Haywood Chamber of Commerce Women…
Paddlers and swiftwater rescue experts from across the country will gather Oct. 25-27 in Jackson County for the 2013 American…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:48

Land Trust to host Fall Celebration

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will host its 14th annual fall celebration from 11 a.m. to 3…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:47

WCU wants native flower back

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Forget roses. Susan Belcher is hoping for beds of Cullowhee lilies to blanket Western North Carolina in the coming years. …
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:44

Ellison to lecture on ‘spring greens’

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Award winning naturalist and writer George Ellison will present a lecture titled “Edible, Utilitarian, and Religio-Medical Plants Used by the…
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:42

Who protects the bear?

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Every fall, folks flock to Rhodes Big View between Highlands and Cashiers to photograph the bear shadow that appears in…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:55

No Throwaways

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The recycling group Macon Pride congratulated three local organizations who at lunch or dinner meetings bring and take home their…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:54

Star party at PARI

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is hosting a public Star Party Oct. 24-27 as part of a weekend-long celebration…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:53

Rare hike offered to see Waynesville watershed

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Once again the Town of Waynesville is offering its popular Waynesville Watershed Hike, which offers hikers a walk through a…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:53

Park facilities remain closed during federal shutdown

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Except for Newfound Gap Road (U.S.441), the Spur, and the Gatlinburg Bypass, all visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, and…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:52

Know your bear neighbors

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Joel Zachary, a noted black bear enthusiast, professional outdoor guide and author of Bears I’ve Met, will be the featured…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:52

Harvest Half Marathon comes to Cherokee

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More than 600 runners from across the mountains and Southeast are expected in Cherokee on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the…
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:50

Run for Research

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A group of 18 runners representing Western Carolina University’s athletic training program completed the sixth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research,…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:59

AT film tour coming to Franklin

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will show the film “Appalachian Impressions,” Friday, Oct. 18, at Drake Educational Center in Franklin. The…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:58

Wildlife investigation nabs Internet violators

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An ongoing, multi-state investigation to disrupt illegal animal trafficking online has netted 62 arrests. Dubbed “Operation Wild Web,” the investigation…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:56

WCU students run to Boone to raise funds

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In the lead-up to the football game between rivals Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University, a group of students…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:55

Bonsai experts coming to NC Arboretum

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The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville will host the Carolina Bonsai Expo, Oct. 12-13.
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:54

Macon man to discuss record-setting summit

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The oldest man to hike to the top of Mount Whitney in a day will give a talk about his…
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 02:52

MST photography contest deadline nears

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Public submissions are being accepted for a statewide outdoor photography contest.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:36

Fishing regulations taking effect this week

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Beginning Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in 18 counties…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:35

Grants available for WNC farmers

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With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will give $153,000 to farmers in the western part…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:34

WCU probes forensic DNA sequencing

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Research at Western Carolina University on DNA sequencing used in crime labs has gotten a $718,000 grant from the National…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:33

Smokies finds its Taiwanese sister park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park has established its first sister park arrangement with Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Smokies…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:32

Smokies learning center honored by state educators

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The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the recipient of the 2013 Exceptional…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:30

PARI space facility turns 50

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This month, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of NASA’s Rosman Satellite Tracking…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:29

River rodeo makes waves in Dillsboro

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The River Rescue Rodeo held on the Tuckasegee River in Dillsboro last weekend attracted a host of paddling teams to…
Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:26

Two tons of trash hauled out of Haywood creek

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More than 60 volunteers removed 3,740 pounds of trash from Richland Creek in Haywood County Saturday, Sept. 21, during this…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:35

Pitch in on public lands day

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 by volunteering at DuPont State Forest to help clear a section…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:34

HCC fish and wildlife students honored

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Haywood Community College has honored two Fish and Wildlife Management program students for their achievements in the field. Jacob Longworth…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:34

Chimney Rock State Park gets recognition for going green

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Chimney Rock State Park has become North Carolina’s 70th tourist destination to earn recognition for its environmentally friendly practices, according…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:33

Muzzleloading and pig picking

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The French Broad Rifles club will host a Primitive Black Powder Muzzleloading shoot Oct. 4-6 near Marshall.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:31

Gear sale, music and whitewater at the NOC

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It’s a big weekend at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Sept. 27-29, with its Guest Appreciation Festival, the U.S. Slalom Nationals,…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:30

Child cancer benefit to race through Cherokee

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The annual Chief’s Challenge one-mile run and walk benefit for victims of childhood cancer will take place at 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:29

Website offers guide to leaf viewing

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The U.S. Forest Service is promoting its fall foliage webpage, which features scenic drives and other areas in the Nantahala…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:28

Disc golf for kids

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a beginner’s disc golf class for youth ages 8 to 17. The…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:39

Mountain Heritage Day features 5K run

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A 5K race will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University in conjunction with Mountain Heritage Day festivities.…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:38

Top honors for SCC students

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No junior women’s freestyle kayaker in the world was better than Stecoah resident Rowan Stuart recently at the ICF Canoe…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:37

Conservation group to host fishing tournament Sept. 28

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its first Fish Frenzy, a kayak and canoe fishing tournament, Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:36

Track rising water on your phone

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In time for peak hurricane season, Duke Energy is going mobile with its lake level information. The smart phone-friendly website…