Famed Asheville forager Alan Muskat will answer all your burning questions about forest foods during the next installment of the…
Michael Beadle, a local poet and educator, will read poetry that speaks to the mystery of nature and wildness 4…
Registration is up and running for the 31st Cullowhee Native Plant Conference to be held July 16-19 at Western Carolina…
A summer lecture series dedicated to natural history and conservation will kick off with a talk from Dr. Lee Alan…
Local food sales are surging in Western North Carolina, and agriculture is alive and well.  Direct farmer-to-consumer food sales in…
 A book by Western Carolina University biology professor and Highlands Biological Station director James Costa titled Wallace, Darwin and the…
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters has released its 2013 scorecard for North Carolina legislators, a number based on…
The Barn at the Mountain Research Station, on Raccoon Road in Waynesville, will serve as the hub for ticket purchasing,…
Jan Eagle got a scare when a tree fell on her campsite at Cataloochee Campground during her stay at Great…
Children will get a chance to learn firsthand about Cherokee fishing traditions by re-enacting a fish harvest on an ancient…
Outdoor Mission Camp, an affiliate of Youth For Christ USA based in Maggie Valley, is offering a wilderness camp for…
Landowners will have the chance to get a better handle on managing their woodlands responsibly with a lineup of summer…
The Coweeta Listening Project will come to Cowee Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, to…
Shopping at Mast General Store in Waynesville on Saturday, June 7, will be a plus for the planet.
Shelby Reece from Waynesville Middle School won Haywood Waterways’ Kids in the Creek T-shirt design contest. Her winning design, “Jumping…
One of the most prized bringers of spring song in Western North Carolina is the golden-winged warbler, and Highlands Plateau…
Photographers are invited to submit their best Parkway photos to be featured in a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway calendar, a…
A new web app gives hikers, bikers, equestrians and other forest users the ability to search trail stats for the…
A moth party at 9 p.m. June 5 at the Highlands Biological Station will capitalize on the dark sky to…
White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States, is advancing in North…
The North Carolina Senate voted to lift the state’s fracking moratorium last week in a party-line vote. Democrats voted unanimously…
Anglers are getting the tackle ready for the 2014 Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament June 7 and 8. With 238 miles…
The Wilderness Act’s 50th birthday will get some recognition at “An Evening of Wilderness Champions — Celebrating 50 Years of…
Regular weekday programs will begin at Highlands Nature Center next week. The programs include guided plant walks, children’s activities, storybook-based…
Bryson City is about to get a second bike shop with the grand opening of Tsali Cycles on May 23.…
A federal court issued a preliminary injunction against coyote hunting — which includes spotlight hunting — in the five eastern…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get a new acting superintendent June 1, replacing the currect acting superintendent who…
May 3 and 4 were the dates for this year’s 30th annual edition of the Great Smoky Mountains Birding Expedition.…
Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day along the walking trail and stream bank of the Pigeon River at Canton…
A 12-hour bike race in Nantahala National Forest near Bryson City will test the mettle and stamina of participating peddlers.…
Duckett’s Produce has reopened for a tenth season at three locations in Haywood County, including Maggie Valley, Crabtree and Canton,…
The Southern Appalachians have the world’s highest diversity of salamanders, and Salamander Saturday will introduce some of the key players,…
A raptor demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Sapphire Valley Community Center will give participants a chance to…
The tale of the once-common Cullowhee lily will take center stage at the next meeting of the Tuscola Garden Club,…
The Merrell Adventure Dash, held at 4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Nantahala Gorge, will give participants of all ages…
Ducks — of the rubber variety — will take to the Tuckaseegee River 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in an…
More than $700,000 in funds raised from license plates, gifts and grants will go toward projects and programs on the…
Spots are going fast to view the unique synchronous firefly display in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains…
Soccer players ages 11 to 18 looking for a challenge beyond their local leagues will have a chance to try out…
A Birds of Prey program planned for 1 p.m., May 9, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center will give visitors an…
Anyone who’s wondered what a day in the life of a National Park Service employee looks like will get a…
Unearth the secret of square-foot gardening A free introduction to square-foot gardening at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at the Canton…
Wildflower blaze expected on Highlands hike A wildflower hike will step off from the Jones Gap parking area near Highlands at…
Plant sale planned for Franklin The 12th annual plant sale of the Macon County Master Gardener Association will be held 9…
Cherokee language and culture is the focus of a touring exhibit slated to visit ten sites in the region throughout…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting comments on a proposed temporary rule change that would prohibit using dogs to…
A deluge of fly fishermen will soon descend on Western Carolina University. It’s the annual Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival, and…
Free, weekly bird-watching trips from the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will start up in Highlands beginning May 3. Walks leave…
A hike to see the rare pink shell azalea on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain near Panthertown, scheduled for…
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