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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:05

NC native chosen for Smokies top spot

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has found its next deputy superintendent in Patricia M. Wissinger. She replaces Kevin Fitzgerald,…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:03

Cherokee exhibit puts culture center stage

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“Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” is an exhibition that displays Cherokee language, culture and history through images, text and…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:00

County fair gets bigger zoo for 2013

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The Haywood County Fair will feature a newly expanded zoo this year.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:59

Haywood student best in state on conservation exam

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Tuscola senior Allie Dinwiddie won a $500 scholarship and $100 cash for making the top score on an exam during…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:58

Old fire towers at risk of being forgotten

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North Carolina’s lookout towers once stood watch over our mountain forests. Now, they run the risk of becoming forgotten monuments…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:57

Fall color forecast affected by the rain

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One of the wettest summers in Western North Carolina may mean less colorful fall foliage this year, unless autumn brings…
Plants are most commonly harvested for their food or appreciated for their beauty, however many plants in the Southern Appalachians…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:04

Grant provides internships and science education

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is expanding the park’s high school science internship program with the help of…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:03

Smokies association throws a big party

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Moonshine tasting, auctions, hikes, talks, hunts, barbecue, dancing and star gazing are just a few of the activities planned for…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:02

Panthertown party thanks volunteers

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Friends of Panthertown is hosting their annual picnic and concert this year Tuesday, Aug. 20, on Lake Fairfield at Camp…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:01

Friends of the Smokies telethon seeks donations

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Friends of the Smokies will host a telethon to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:00

Support the Highlands Botanical Garden

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Residents of Highlands established the Highlands Botanical Garden in 1962, to display the diverse array of Southern Appalachian plants. But…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:58

Dillsboro to host ‘River Rescue Rodeo’

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In September, Dillsboro will host the Western North Carolina River Rescue Rodeo, a whitewater rescue competition.
Haywood County is kicking off its first-ever adult kickball league. The co-ed league games will be played at 2 and…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:21

Forest-goers get new recreation map

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An updated recreation map of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests is now available online. The U.S. Forest Service map…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:18

Forest Service warns of deadly high waters

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The U.S. Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests to avoid swimming in the creeks,…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:17

Catamounts gather for Volunteer Day

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Western Carolina University students, as part of a July 20 volunteer day, hauled loads of trash from the banks of…
Fall soccer season is approaching and Swain Youth Soccer Association is offering soccer for all skill types.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:14

Researcher explores changing climate and salamanders

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The potential effects of climate change on the animals — salamanders in particular — of the Appalachian Mountains will be…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:12

Wildlife commissioner seeks public reports of armadillos

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to help document observations of nine-banded armadillos, as the bony-plated mammals…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Wooden bats only in Waynesville softball league

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer an old school, “wooden bat” softball league this summer. The organizational meeting…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Sylva man given state conservation award

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A retired Western Carolina University professor and Jackson County environmentalist has been given top honors for his work in education…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:26

Students and teachers make the Smokies their classroom

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This summer was no waste for teachers and students who enrolled in a Great Smoky Mountains Park program that put…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:24

Conservationist recognized for Dillsboro Dam work

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have honored a Duke Energy scientist for his work in helping to restore aquatic…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:23

Folkmoot center gardens get TLC

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Main Street Waynesville wasn’t the only place to get a spit and polish before visitors and performers from around the…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:22

Take a journey into space and back in time

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a program about the role of the astronomical site in the Pisgah National…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:26

Trout derby weekend in Cherokee

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Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Oconaluftee River Islands Park in Cherokee. The…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:25

Triathlon at Tsali

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The Tsali Challenge Triathlon will take place Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at the Tsali Recreation Area outside…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:21

AT video contest solicits submissions

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is accepting submissions for the “I am the Appalachian Trail” video contest, a nationwide search for…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:20

Get your Breakaway jersey and pedal

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The Haywood Chamber of Commerce has released the 2013 Blue Ridge Breakaway jersey design. The Aug. 17 ride will feature…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:20

Trail conservancy chooses new leader

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has a new executive director and CEO.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:18

Smokies looks to include kids in hands-on science

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering a citizen scientist program for a chance to be part of ongoing research…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:17

Section of parkway closed to vehicles

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A 21-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is closed — from Ox Creek Road to Mount…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:15

REI gives a boost to trail crews

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Recreational Equipment Inc. has donated $5,000 to support trail work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:14

Expert to talk about the red wolf in the Appalachians

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The red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world and a native of North Carolina. Wildlife…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:14

Tennis stars to face off in Cashiers

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Retired tennis stars Andy Roddick and Jim Courier will play a charity exhibition match, the UCB Mountain Challenge, on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:13

Regional headwaters protected from development

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A $3 million federal grant will help protect 8,000 acres of working forestland in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North…
A project to help federally-listed aquatic species in Macon County has received $142,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:12

Bridge dedicated to honor whitewater hero

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Mystic Lands Property Owners Association has dedicated a bridge to honor Rob Kelly, a whitewater rafting guide who saved a…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:11

Bear cables get a boost

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Backpackers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can continue to keep their food and packs out of reach of…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:10

Canton man to serve time for Max Patch destruction

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Tyler Pace is expected to report to the U.S. Marshals Service office in Asheville next week to start serving his…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:08

Once abundant river cane is a dwindling resource

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Ethnobotanist David Cozzo will lead an eco tour on July 30 to the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve to discuss how the…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:06

Jackson Farmer’s market summer sizzle cooking demos

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Chef Jen Pearson of Guadalupe Cafe will be showcasing eggplant in an original recipe during a local foods cooking demo…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:08

Kayaker found dead near Shining Rock

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The body of a kayaker who was reported missing in the Pisgah National Forest late afternoon July 4 was found…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:07

‘Headhunters and Toothbrushes’

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Jono Bryant will present a talk called “Headhunters and Toothbrushes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Macon County…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:06

Property along parkway in Jackson protected

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina recently purchased a 31-acre property that adjoins the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:05

Learn to use your wide-angle lens

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The Lens Luggers photography club of Western North Carolina is holding a special photography clinic featuring wide angle perspective and…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:04

Conference serves as conduit to the natural world

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Roll out the green welcome mat for the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference coming Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, July…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:54

NC wildlife officials awarded grant for bats

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $950,000 to 28 states for projects to combat and study…