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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:57

Group celebrating AT anniversary

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail with a summer games…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:56

New law legalizes night hunting of coyotes, boar

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New state hunting laws make it legal to hunt coyotes and feral swine at night on private lands. The laws…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:55

HCC to offer Hunter Safety courses

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Haywood Community College’s Natural Resources Division and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer Hunter Safety courses from 6-9:30…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:55

Outdoor Sportsman’s Day Aug. 18

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The WNC Sportsman’s Club and the Lake Logan Episcopal Center are sponsoring an Outdoor Sportsmans Day beginning at 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:53

Dinner to benefit Elk Foundation

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold a fundraising banquet and auction on Aug. 18 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:52

Lecture to center on extinct cougar

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Dr. Ron Sutherland will give a presentation on the eastern cougar at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 as part of…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:51

Seminars focus on forest stewardship

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North Carolina State University’s Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:18

Learn about seed saving and lending

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A program on the local seed lending library in Jackson County will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Learn to identify plants from the best

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Dr. Dan Pittillo will lead a two-part workshop on plant identification beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Carnivorous plant tour in Highlands

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The Highlands Botanical Garden will offer a free tour focusing on carnivorous plants of the Southern Appalachians at 10:30 a.m.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:16

Teachers and students become park rangers

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Local teachers and students will return to school with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a summer working…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:15

15K trail run at Camp Daniel Boone

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The Daniel Boone Scramble 15k Trail Run will take place on Aug. 11 at Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

Teddy Roosevelt helps J-MCA raise money

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Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will bring the conservation-minded president to life during a fundraising…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

‘Why do you love AT’ video contest

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) — to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT — is hosting…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:13

GSMNP visitation trending upward

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Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the rise, a good sign for Western North Carolina counties…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:12

Appalachian Trail turns 75

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:10

Classic hike series heads to Mt. Cammerer

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The Friends of the Smokies next “Classic Hike of the Smokies” will be to the top of Mt. Cammerer, where…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:09

Main Street Mile in Waynesville is Aug. 10

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The third annual Main Street Mile will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 in downtown Waynesville. The event…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:08

Biking the Trail of Tears

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Seven members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and 16 members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma recently participated in…
Dr. Dan Pittillo will explore the natural history of the southern Appalachians at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:02

Local produce to make its way to students’ trays

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A Farm to School project will provide food awareness and better nutrition education for students and staff at five Haywood…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:01

Volunteers needed at Cataloochee Ranch

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Volunteers are being sought for a workday at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County that will enhance the habitat for migratory…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:00

Reward for elk information upped

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 A $20,000 reward is being offered for information about the recent killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:59

Hear the creeks’ cry for help

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While heavy rains have washed wayward trash into creeks in recent weeks, kids from Whitehouse, Tenn., helped scoured the banks…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:58

Get a taste of space science

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Several all-day Space Science Labs for adults or kids will be held on various dates in late July and early…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Clinic teaches horsemen to lighten their impact

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Treading lightly on the land isn’t always easy if you’re sitting on top of 1,000 pounds and four stout hooves,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Volenteers needed to man Clingmans Dome

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff the visitor contact station at Clingmans Dome through Nov.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Revel in rail history at the Cradle of Forestry

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Learn about the early locomotives and logging railroads that once wound their way through mountain hollers and hillsides during the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Trapper Rob and his wolves to greet children in Jackson

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Kids can get up close and personal with wolves and their owner, Trapper Rob, at the Jackson County Public Library in…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:55

Try your hand at backyard chickens

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A class for people who have an interest in the benefits of raising their own chickens and/or turkeys will be…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:54

The dam is gone, so how’s the Tuck doing?

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Learn about biological changes afoot in the Tuckasegee River since the removal of the Dillsboro dam two years ago during…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:52

Canoe trip to explore the Little Tennessee

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A guided canoe float trip down the Little Tennessee River will be held on July 19 as part of the…
The fast growing sport of Open Water Swimming has been added to the Lake Logan Multisport Festival held Aug. 4…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:51

Girls on the Run to increase presence in Macon County

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Girls on the Run is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls in Franklin to get involved in a…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:50

Bringing back the native river cane

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River cane, a native type of bamboo that once grew in large stands along mountain rivers, has gotten a helping…
A special guided hike to the Ridges of Cedar Knob in the Highlands area will explore a high-elevation granite dome…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:48

Get off the eaten path with guided wild mushroom hunt

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Join a renowned mushroom forager for a guided mushroom hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday July 29.…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:46

A measure of hope for the hemlock forests?

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A scientist fighting to save the dying hemlock forests of the Southern Appalachians will give a talk on ongoing efforts…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:46

Smokies workshop to engage teachers

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An all-day workshop on July 31 will explore the ethics and ethos behind ecology and conservation in the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:45

Land a hand for the Smokies’ historic cabins

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The historic cabins, churches, school houses and farmhouses that date back to the times of early Appalachian settlers in the…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:28

Take a working vacation on the AT

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is searching for volunteers to help maintain sections along the fabled footpath. No previous trail experience…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:27

Learn how to manage your forest land

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Four workshops for private forest landowners in Western North Carolina will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays between mid-July and…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:26

Fox sightings not always a cause for concern

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Foxes sighted in daylight, or in urban and suburban settings are not necessarily rabid or dangerous, according to the N.C.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:25

Reward offered in elk poaching case

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The N.C. Wildlife Federation is offering $5,000 for information about the recent elk killings that directly leads to an arrest…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:24

Hiking the Southern Appalachians? Download this App

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Hikers who want to travel smarter on trails in the Southern mountains now have access to a mobile app called…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:23

Top supporters for national parks include local groups

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Friends of the Smokies and The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation are among a select group of organizations featured as part…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22

Pigeon River Fund awards grants

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Seven projects received $116,300 in grants from the Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Grant…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:22

Summer doldrums? Students can volunteer in the Smokies

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Students can join a park ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this summer in a hands-on work project.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:21

Kids camp to explore heritage farming

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Kids will explore local agriculture in the 4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp in Haywood County held from 9 a.m.…