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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:41

Nowhere to go but down on this guided hike

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A nearly all-downhill hike will be held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, July 16, with Friends…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:40

Forest service curtails ginseng picking

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U.S. Forest Service officials are limiting the harvesting of wild ginseng in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests, citing concern…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:39

Disc golf takes off in Waynesville

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The Waynesville Disc Golf Juniors team has received a boost from the Professional Disc Golf Association, helping the team buy…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Cyclists commemorate Trail of Tears

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There were hundreds of hills, a few minor spills, but mostly thrills for the 2013 Remember the Removal bike riders…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Fish for free(dom) on Independence Day

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Fishing for a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Independence Day? The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Group getting the word out on recycling

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The Macon County Public Library was recently recognized as a community leader in recycling.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Bear carcass baffles law enforcement

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A bear carcass marked in white paint with a message seemingly taunting law enforcement officials was dumped onto a road…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:45

Outdoor gear store in Franklin celebrates expansion

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Franklin’s downtown outdoor gear store just got bigger.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:43

Canoe series starts this weekend in the gorge

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June kicks off the first of a three-part event at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, near Bryson City, called the Canoe…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:43

Eat to support the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Eateries in Western North Carolina have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:42

Learn to co-exist with mountain black bears

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Mountain visitors and residents can learn more about their black bear neighbors at an upcoming seminar. A program called “Understanding…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:42

Predator birds come to Waynesville

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Get ready for live talons, Waynesville. Doris Mager, better known as “The Eagle Lady,” will appear with her birds of…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:40

Book details the fall and the rise of elk in the East

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A new book has been published detailing the story of the grand, four-legged keepers of the Great Smoky Mountains Park:…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:38

From slaughterhouse to garden sanctuary

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The Macon County Master Gardener Association is hosting an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. June 15 at the…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:33

Great Smoky Mountains Association looks back

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association has turned 60 years old, and although it has changed during the years, its mission…
Warm weather brings with it a greater risk for mosquito-borne illnesses, but health officials say precautions can be taken to…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:46

The Owl Prowl is back in Highlands

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A birds of prey program will put participants face to face with live raptors and give them a chance to…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:45

Don’t touch that fawn!

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They are awfully cute, and often times look abandoned, but the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding the public not…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:44

See winged hunters up close and personal

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be the site of an upcoming birds of prey program, featuring live raptors…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:43

Planetarium and stargazing on the agenda at PARI

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A summer night sky viewing event and open house will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:42

Audobon Society, here I come

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Maybe someone heard my plea. For the last two weekends, the rain, for the most part, has stayed away, giving…
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:39

Time to SWEAT on the Appalachian Trail

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Volunteers are being sought to work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on its Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail Crew…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:33

Sylva farmers market gives veggies, takes plastic

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You don’t have to barter with chickens at the Jackson County Farmers Market, or even pay with cash for that…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:32

Outdoor writer explores Mountain-To-Sea Trail

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Danny Bernstein will discuss her third hiking book, Mountains-To-Sea: Trail Across North Carolina, at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:31

Trout waters set to open; youth go first

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes known as delayed-harvest trout…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:30

Great Smokies celebrates National Trails Day

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, with a volunteer workday on…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:29

Author climbs Clingmans Dome in new book

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Clingmans Dome towers over the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains as the highest point in both the national park…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:28

Upcoming summer camps

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Smokies summer camp near Cherokee Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a three-day camp, “Smokies Summer Science Investigations,” for…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:27

Bringing the classroom outside

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Highlands Middle School became home to a new outdoor classroom earlier this month.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Going toe to toe with Mother Nature

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It is said that humans are fickle creatures, and if that is true, then the weather must be at least…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Hit Mast General to help conservation

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will get a boost on Saturday, June 1, when Mast General Store locations in Waynesville…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

More recycling bins for WCU

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Western Carolina University received 75 new recycling bins through the Alcoa Foundation Recycling Bin Grant Program and have begun placing…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Max Patch restored, off-roaders pay

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The off-roaders responsible for causing damage to the popular Pisgah National Forest hiking spot Max Patch have reached a plea…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Calling on volunteers for bird monitoring

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Volunteers are needed to assist in a breeding bird monitoring and education program throughout the spring and early summer at…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Plant a row for the needy

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United Christian Ministries of Jackson County is asking gardeners to plant an extra row in their plots this year to…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Environmental forums start up

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A forum on community and environmental change will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Visitors need to plan ahead to see fireflies

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The Elkmont synchronous firefly viewing will take place June 6-13 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Every year, thousands…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Waterfall trail looking for sweat donations

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Volunteers are needed in Panthertown Valley during Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 25, to help complete a new section…
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:24

Youth soccer camps

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department is offering British and Brazilian soccer camps for youth this summer. The Brazilian soccer…
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:24

Book turns hikes into scavenger hunts

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A book that aims to make hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park fun and educational for kids, Scavenger…
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:23

Win a gem at the Ruby Run

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The Ruby Run 5K and 10K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in Franklin. The annual race…
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:20

Star gazing event at Purchase Knob

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a star gazing event at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the…
A guided trip down the Little Tennessee River aims to teach paddlers about the area’s cultural and biological history and…
Ever since I first watched Brad Pitt fly fishing in the film “The River Runs Through It,” I knew I…
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Park releases new species of predator beetles

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is planning to release two new predatory beetles to stop the spread of the…
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Haywood soccer season kicks off

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Haywood County is now signing up players for its adult summer soccer leagues. 
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Volunteers needed at Pisgah wildlife center

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking volunteers to help at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education to accommodate a…
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Azaleas in full bloom in Stecoah

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The azalea garden at Stecoah Valley Center is in full bloom, but will only be for the next few weeks.…
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Get ready for 12 hours of Tsali

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A grueling, 12-hour mountain bike race will be held from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the…