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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:17

Catamounts gather for Volunteer Day

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Western Carolina University students, as part of a July 20 volunteer day, hauled loads of trash from the banks of…
Fall soccer season is approaching and Swain Youth Soccer Association is offering soccer for all skill types.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:14

Researcher explores changing climate and salamanders

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The potential effects of climate change on the animals — salamanders in particular — of the Appalachian Mountains will be…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:12

Wildlife commissioner seeks public reports of armadillos

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to help document observations of nine-banded armadillos, as the bony-plated mammals…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Wooden bats only in Waynesville softball league

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer an old school, “wooden bat” softball league this summer. The organizational meeting…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Sylva man given state conservation award

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A retired Western Carolina University professor and Jackson County environmentalist has been given top honors for his work in education…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:26

Students and teachers make the Smokies their classroom

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This summer was no waste for teachers and students who enrolled in a Great Smoky Mountains Park program that put…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:24

Conservationist recognized for Dillsboro Dam work

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have honored a Duke Energy scientist for his work in helping to restore aquatic…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:23

Folkmoot center gardens get TLC

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Main Street Waynesville wasn’t the only place to get a spit and polish before visitors and performers from around the…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:22

Take a journey into space and back in time

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a program about the role of the astronomical site in the Pisgah National…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:26

Trout derby weekend in Cherokee

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Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Oconaluftee River Islands Park in Cherokee. The…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:25

Triathlon at Tsali

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The Tsali Challenge Triathlon will take place Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at the Tsali Recreation Area outside…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:21

AT video contest solicits submissions

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is accepting submissions for the “I am the Appalachian Trail” video contest, a nationwide search for…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:20

Get your Breakaway jersey and pedal

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The Haywood Chamber of Commerce has released the 2013 Blue Ridge Breakaway jersey design. The Aug. 17 ride will feature…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:20

Trail conservancy chooses new leader

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has a new executive director and CEO.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:18

Smokies looks to include kids in hands-on science

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering a citizen scientist program for a chance to be part of ongoing research…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:17

Section of parkway closed to vehicles

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A 21-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is closed — from Ox Creek Road to Mount…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:15

REI gives a boost to trail crews

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Recreational Equipment Inc. has donated $5,000 to support trail work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:14

Expert to talk about the red wolf in the Appalachians

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The red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world and a native of North Carolina. Wildlife…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:14

Tennis stars to face off in Cashiers

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Retired tennis stars Andy Roddick and Jim Courier will play a charity exhibition match, the UCB Mountain Challenge, on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:13

Regional headwaters protected from development

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A $3 million federal grant will help protect 8,000 acres of working forestland in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North…
A project to help federally-listed aquatic species in Macon County has received $142,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:12

Bridge dedicated to honor whitewater hero

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Mystic Lands Property Owners Association has dedicated a bridge to honor Rob Kelly, a whitewater rafting guide who saved a…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:11

Bear cables get a boost

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Backpackers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can continue to keep their food and packs out of reach of…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:10

Canton man to serve time for Max Patch destruction

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Tyler Pace is expected to report to the U.S. Marshals Service office in Asheville next week to start serving his…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:08

Once abundant river cane is a dwindling resource

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Ethnobotanist David Cozzo will lead an eco tour on July 30 to the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve to discuss how the…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:06

Jackson Farmer’s market summer sizzle cooking demos

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Chef Jen Pearson of Guadalupe Cafe will be showcasing eggplant in an original recipe during a local foods cooking demo…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:08

Kayaker found dead near Shining Rock

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The body of a kayaker who was reported missing in the Pisgah National Forest late afternoon July 4 was found…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:07

‘Headhunters and Toothbrushes’

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Jono Bryant will present a talk called “Headhunters and Toothbrushes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Macon County…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:06

Property along parkway in Jackson protected

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina recently purchased a 31-acre property that adjoins the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:05

Learn to use your wide-angle lens

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The Lens Luggers photography club of Western North Carolina is holding a special photography clinic featuring wide angle perspective and…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:04

Conference serves as conduit to the natural world

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Roll out the green welcome mat for the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference coming Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, July…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:54

NC wildlife officials awarded grant for bats

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $950,000 to 28 states for projects to combat and study…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:53

List of Top 10 animal species on the demise

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The N.C. Wildlife Federation has released its list of the Top 10 wildlife species struggling to survive. These critters are…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:50

Project invites public for day at stream

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Aquatic enthusiasts have the chance to tag along with the scientists for a lesson on stream sampling. The Highlands Biological…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:48

Kick ball kickin’ off

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Test your kick-ball skills this summer in the big leagues. Registration is underway for the 2013 Haywood County Recreation and…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:47

Catch the water ski show to remember at Lake J

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Jon boats and canoes are a common sight on the water at Lake Junaluska. But a water ski team stacked…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:46

Riveting topics in store for conservation lecture series

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The summer Zahner Conservation Lecture Series will kick off in Highlands next week with a talk on biodiversity in the…
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…