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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:05

Calling recruits to the bugle corps

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Can you make it in the corps? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park needs volunteers to join the Elk Bugle…
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:04

WCU one of the greenest colleges in country

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For the third consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most…
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:03

Land trust earns top honors

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The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust has received national accreditation for its work in protecting treasured lands.
Folks interested in hiking a section of the Mountains to Sea Trail and learning a bit more about the storied…
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 02:00

Backpackers cautioned to keep food away from bears

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As spring and backpacking season returns to the mountains, so does bear danger in the woods. A recent bear encounter,…
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:59

When it rains – the tough go hiking

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We’ve had a good run in the watershed. The Town of Waynesville has sponsored spring and fall guided hikes in…
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:56

Get your green on

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EcoFest will showcase more than four dozen demonstrators, vendors, information booths and organizations sharing tips and practical advice on how…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:00

Sign up for the WNC trail event of the decade

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A national convergence of Appalachian Trail fans and hiking enthusiasts will descend on Western Carolina University this summer for the…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:00

Bugle Corp recognized for their volunteerism

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Friends of the Smokies is recognizing the work of the Elk Bugle Corps. The…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:56

Protected watershed offers rare public hike

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A guided hike to the usually off-limits Waynesville watershed will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:55

Protestors call for action on global warming

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A group of about 30 demonstrators gathered last Monday at the public fountain on Main Street in downtown Sylva to…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:53

Winter floods close some Smokies trails, repairs pending

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A section of the Noland Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed to hikers and horseback…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:52

Races, paddling, music and more at NOC

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Visitors to the Nantahala Gorge this weekend can take in a full lineup of freestyle paddling competitions, outdoor activities, film…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:51

Be a responsible ramp picker this spring

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Spring means ramp season in Western North Carolina, but the ramp population in Southern Appalachians is being hurt by over-harvesting.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:50

Have what it takes to be a junior ranger?

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:47

Beginners luck, or magic touch?

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Fire is a life source. Without fire or some other form of heat, it’s nearly, if not impossible, to survive…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:46

Volunteers needed to liaison with elk viewers

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to impart wildlife viewing etiquette in high-traffic tourist areas at the…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:45

Delve into nature with Highlands Nature Center day camps

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The Highlands Nature Center is offering a lineup of summer Nature Day Camps for children. Five different camps on ecology…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:45

Stomach bug takes to the A.T.

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A pesky stomach virus has turned up among hikers along the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, especially on a stretch…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:44

Hikes explores pocket of old-growth forest

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A guided hike involving some off-trail bushwhacking to a little-known stand of old growth forest in Graham County will be…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:44

Share your favorite swimming holes

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Don’t be greedy and keep your favorite swimming hole for yourself. A regional environmental organization is developing a new guide…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:42

Arbor Day plantings planned for Island Park

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An Arbor Day flower planting will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20, at Island Park in…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:41

Tour de Cashiers bike ride off and pedaling

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Riders are gearing up for this year’s Tour de Cashiers coming on Saturday, May 4. The route will feature stunning…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:40

Poacher gets jail time for killing bear cub

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A Robbinsville man was sentenced to five months in prison last week for killing an black bear cub in Nantahala…
In the buildup to a large environmental demonstration in Raleigh, a climate change rally will be held at 11 a.m.…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:39

Arboretum to host Mountain Science Expo

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When science meets the mountains you get: The Mountain Science Expo. The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:36

News from the A.T.

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Gotta love that A.T. A program on the importance of the Appalachian Trail and ways to promote and conserve it…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:33

Springtime cleanup opportunities

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In an effort to clean up Scotts Creek in Jackson County, a coordinated workday will be launched by volunteers from…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:32

A.T. license plate money awarded to local trail workers

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The Carolina Mountain Club has been awarded $2,200 through the North Carolina Appalachian Trail License Plate Grant Program to help…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:29

Big-time lumberjacks saw off in Haywood

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Professional and collegiate lumberjacks from around the East will soon converge on Haywood County to compete in a top-notch woodsman…
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 20:01

Cullowhee race brings back crowd for a second year

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The Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K will race through the Western Carolina University campus and greater Cullowhee…
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 19:59

The reporter that could

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Ahhhh. That is what was my first thought when the rock slipped from under my foot.
Paddlers are salivating over the first-ever whitewater releases offered on the west fork of the Tuckasegee from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:01

Walk, run, get out, get active

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Sarge’s dog walk and run at Lake Junaluska The friends of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation are putting on a one-mile…
Several organizations have won a $214,195 state grant that will allow Macon County landowners improve water quality in the Little…
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:58

Local river outfitters sponsors elite paddler

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The Nantahala Outdoor Center has launched its own elite paddling team and signed whitewater slalom paddler Michal Smolen as its…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:22

I once was lost, but now I’m found

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The directions said turn left, so naturally I turned right. I was still an hour drive from Sugarland Visitors Center…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:14

Cubs on the Run 5K kicks off spring

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The family-friendly Cubs on the Run 5K will be held on Saturday, March 23, at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Canton,…
Lake Junaluska will host the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Children’s Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday,…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:11

Smokies backcountry fee taken to court

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A lawsuit has been filed over a new backcountry camping fee imposed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Southern Forest…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:10

A.T. hiking season kicks off in Franklin

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Franklin will celebrate its love for Appalachian Trail hikers with the annual April Fools Trail Days festival on Saturday, March…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:09

Graveyard Fields overlook to get makeover

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will provide $740,000 for projects and programs on the Parkway this year, including children’s education,…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 22:45

Booth display class for the farmers market

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Farmers market vendors can get tips on how to set up their booths at a free seminar called “Booth Display…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:35

News from the AT

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Teachers invited to bring the AT into their classroom Teachers and educators interested in incorporating the Appalachian Trail into their…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:31

U.S. 441 through park should reopen by May 15

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Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is expected to be repaired and open by…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:30

Mountain scramble to Black Rock

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The third annual Assault on Black Rock will test the strength and stamina of trail runners as they try to…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:28

Hikes of the Smokies series kicks off

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A guided hike in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held on Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:21

Follow me, into the wild

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The last time I went camping I was 10 or 11. I was in my grandparents’ backyard, snug in my…
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:02

Climbing event at Chimney Rock

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An event called “Climbin’ the Chimney” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 2 is an opportunity to for…