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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:58

Is the chestnut making a comeback?

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Volunteers and scientists planted 200 American chestnut seedlings in the Nantahala National Forest that are hopefully blight resistant in efforts…
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:57

Land trust protects entrance to protected area

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In November the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased 89 acres at the southern end of the Yellow Mountain State Natural…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:15

Christmas bird count is counting on you

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Tune up your listening ears and wipe down the binoculars: the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is calling all birders to…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:12

Red wolf exhibit gets upgrades at WNC Nature Center

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A $50,000 grant will fund improvements to the red wolf exhibit and build a covered pavilion at the Western North…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:11

Hometown biologist honored for saving quail

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A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, who hails from Haywood County and has played a leading role in…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:10

Mingus Creek and more on guided hike

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A guided hike of the Mingus Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held Saturday, Dec.…
After four endangered red wolves were killed by hunters who possibly mistook them for coyotes while night hunting, a North…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:03

Park bracing for devastation of ash trees

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The first backcountry emerald ash borer infestation has been confirmed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:53

Feast your eyes on wild turkey facts

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The domestic, farm-raised turkey most Americans eat on Thanksgiving Day is nothing like the wild turkey feasted on by the…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:49

Tuscola wins annual FFA dirt competition

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Tuscola High School students placed first among the 13 competing teams at the 2012 Area Land Judging contest hosted earlier…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:48

Funding helps turn teachers into rangers

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Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received a $12,000 grant from Verizon to empower teachers with science…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Discussion focuses on climate change and the Appalachians

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A discussion about the local effects of climate change and development will be held at the historic Rickman Store near…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Community asked to weigh in on regional bike plan

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The Land-of-Sky Regional Council will host a round of community input meetings Nov. 5 through Dec. 6 to gather input…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Residents recognized for land stewardship and research

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Two environmentalists were honored by the Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee at its annual celebration Nov. 3 in…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Cherokee 5k to benefit cancer support group

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The annual Cherokee Choices 5k Run, Walk or Roll will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Backpacking 101 held Nov. 17 in Cullowhee

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Novice outdoor adventurers can learn the basics of wilderness excursion at a 45-minute workshop beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Stranded hiker rescued from national park backcountry

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A hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was successfully evacuated by rescuers last…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

A WCU campus run with a twist and a message

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Western Carolina University, as part of its Love Your Body Week, will hold a station run on campus at 4:30…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Lily effort takes root around WCU

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An effort to re-establish a favorite local flower while also growing a scholarship fund at Western Carolina University is off…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Diamond Brand partners to produce outdoor rec website

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Asheville retailer Diamond Brand Outdoors has partnered with RootsRated.com to introduce a new, locally-sourced digital outdoor recreation guide for the…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

New trout website aims to hook anglers

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has fired up its new trout fishing webpage, which provides useful information for trout anglers…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Fourth-graders conquer Appalachian trails on hiking trip

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More than 70 fourth-graders and parents trekked across the Appalachians in Macon County as part of an annual student trip…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Trails initiative seeks input from Haywood residents

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A public workshop focusing on ideas for Haywood County trails that could become part of a Regional Trails Plan will…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Water stewardship videos shown in Swain

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Four short videos that are part of a Watershed Film Series titled “It’s Our Water” will be shown the evening…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

An easy, historical hike on the Carolina side of the Smokies

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Hikers can participate in a leisurely, guided hike Saturday, Nov. 17, on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Guided hikes continue as fall gives way to winter

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Hike amidst flowing creeks and historic remnants along the Smokemont Loop Trail on a guided hike through the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:37

Pack your brownbag and head to WCU for garden talk

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A Western Carolina University lunch speaker series is drawing to a close for the fall with a talk about community…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:36

Haywood Farmers Market moves indoors for November

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The Historic Haywood Farmers market will move indoors starting this weekend, with Saturday’s market held from 8 a.m. until noon…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:35

Cataloochee Ski Area breaks records with October opening

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For only the second time in its history, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will be open for skiing in…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:34

Bears descend on Panthertown Valley

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The U.S. Forest Service is discouraging people from backcountry camping of bringing food into the Panthertown Valley area outside Cashiers…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:33

Backcountry camping fees coming soon in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to implement changes to its current backcountry reservation and permitting process in early 2013.…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:32

Put your roots down at ginseng expo

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The upcoming International American Ginseng Expo in Western North Carolina will be an opportunity for local ginseng retailers to learn…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:31

Forest Service cracks down on ginseng poaching

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Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests, warned would-be ginseng poachers last week that law enforcement…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:28

See shuttle artifacts and night sky viewing

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A special presentation of the fall night sky and the first public display of new space shuttle artifacts will be…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:27

Forest Service to open “green” ranger station

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A new, environmentally friendly ranger office will be opening in Mars Hill in Madison County Nov. 13 to serve the…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:26

Benton MacKaye guide series now complete

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The Benton MacKaye Trail Association has announced this fall the completion of the new Benton MacKaye Trail Guide — Smokies…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:25

Mountains to Sea Trail photo contest

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Public submissions are being accepted for a statewide outdoor photography contest. The Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail are…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:49

WCU group sets record in 175 mile relay run

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Students and faculty members from Western Carolina University’s athletic training program finished the 2012 Mountain Jug Run for Research in…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:48

Farmers market says goodbye to summer

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It is time to pack up and move indoors. Saturday Nov. 27 marks the last weekend of the season that…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:47

Jump on board the growing Farm to School program

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An all-day workshop put on by the Growing Minds Farm to School program will help schools connect with local farmers…
Students and professionals in outdoor education fields will partake in the annual Adventure Education Conference, Nov. 2 at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:45

Hike to Waynesville’s watershed

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A birder, ecologist and forester will lead a guided fall hike through Waynesville’s 8,600-acre preserved watershed from 9 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

Safety courses mark start of fall hunting

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Free hunter safety courses will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5-7 on the Haywood Community College campus.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

HCC Woodsmen team rocks the Cradle at Timbersports meet

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Haywood Community College’s Timbersports Team took first place by a landslide at the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet held…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:43

Bike Haywood honored for Haywood County master plan

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Bicycle Haywood NC and Haywood County both received top awards from a national planning organization for their bicycle advocacy work.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:42

Celebrate fall with the LTLT

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its fall celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:23

Get your cameras and get outside

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Lens Luggers of Western North Carolina is hosting an all-day photography outing Oct. 27 to suit even the novice recreationalist.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:22

A Natural twist on Halloween fun

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Highlands Nature Center will host the Halloween “Enchanted Forest” Nature Trail Oct. 30 for a trick-or-treating experience in nature. Group…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:22

Blue Ridge Parkway goes mobile for leaf season

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Just in time for fall leaf season, a free new mobile app for the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding regions…