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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:08

Foliage forecaster predicts good, but spotty, colors

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Visitors to Western North Carolina’s mountains can look forward to a good display of color this autumn, although some areas…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:07

Monarchs migrate through WNC

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A program called “Bring Back the Monarchs” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cradle of…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:06

Hummingbird expert to give talk

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A free program titled “Hummingbirds: Delicate Gems or Sky Kings?” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at…
The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and John Warren will lead an Eco Tour to Timber Ridge, part of the Warren Estate…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Kids in the Creek invites community to take part

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The 15th annual Kids in the Creek program for Haywood County eighth-graders will be held Sept.17-19 at the Canton Recreation…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Trout Unlimited brings conference to WNC

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Trout fishermen from across the country will convene in Asheville this weekend for the Trout Unlimited annual conference Sept. 14-16.…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:06

Blaze a farm trail through the mountains

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Farms across Western North Carolina will welcome the public to traipse through their fields, barns and greenhouses during the annual…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Pitch in for the Big Sweep along your local waterways

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Volunteers will rescue creeks and rivers from a tangle of accumulated trash that builds up along the banks and in…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Get a taste of fishing, archery and shooting

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National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated with family-oriented outdoor events at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education from…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:04

Potentially fatal disease could pose risk to deer

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An outbreak of a disease spread by biting gnats has turned up deer populations in several foothill counties.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Local adventurers share their stories at Jackson Library

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The adventure stories of several Jackson County residents is the subject of a new collection of exhibits and a program…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Inaugural Tuck River Festival set for Sept. 16

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The inaugural Tuckasegee River Festival — “Fiddler on the River” — is sponsored by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:01

Restaurants take part in Parkway fundraiser

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will hold the first annual Plates for the Parkway event on Sept. 18 in which…
10 percent of Mast General Store sales in Waynesville on Sept. 15 will go to the Friends of the Smokies…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:00

Learn about growing organic broccoli

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North Carolina State University is hosting a workshop on organic broccoli production from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:59

Ginseng seminar offered in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in downtown Sylva will host Cooperative Extension agent Christy Bredenkamp for a free seminar on ginseng production for homeowners…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:05

Adult soccer league sign-up in Haywood

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Sign-ups are underway for an adult soccer league in Haywood County. The league is run by Haywood County Recreation &…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Freestyle paddlers converge on the Gorge

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The 2012 Freestyle Kayaking World Cup Champion will culminate Sept. 7-9 on the Nantahala River with athletes from more than…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Spring into fall with Cherokee Harvest run

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The Cherokee Harvest Half-Marathon and 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Cherokee. Both races will…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:02

5K paired with WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day

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A 5K race will be held at Western Carolina University at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of festivities…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:01

Blue Ridge Parkway vista protected Near Waynesville

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A 34-acre tract along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville has been preserved, protecting important views along the scenic road…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:00

A smorgasboard of sustainablity how-to’s

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The Southern Green Living Expo will offer a weekend of solution-based, interactive, family oriented events on a host of environmental…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:59

GSMA to convene in Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association will gather for three days of hiking, special programs and camaraderie in Bryson City Sept.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:58

Farmer’s market come to Cullowhee

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A new farmer’s market has joined the local food scene in the mountains. The ‘Whee Farmer’s Market in Cullowhee community…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Swap insight with top trail hounds

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Trail advocates from several states will converge for the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition annual gathering Sept. 20-23 at Falls Creek…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Share your trail wish-list at upcoming public workshop

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Trail users are invited to share their ideas for a comprehensive regional trail plan at a public workshop from 5:30…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:56

Friends of the Smokies trek to Big Creek

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A guided hike along picturesque cascades of Big Creek in the Haywood County section of the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:55

Nature photography program to highlight wildlife travelogue

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Photos of wildlife and special places taken by members of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will be shared during a…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:54

Get a sneak peak of Pisgah Astronomical Institute Sept. 14

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Go behind the scenes at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute during a special program held from 5 to 9 p.m.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:09

Ginseng harvest gets underway in WNC

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It’s ginseng time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and the U.S. Forest Service is reminding visitors to national…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:08

Blue Ridge Parkway to step up radio telemetry enforcement

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing enforcement efforts against the illegal use of radio tracking equipment by hunters. The only…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:07

Arboretum hosts dahlia show, craft day

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The North Carolina Arboretum will host two events to end the summer and kick off fall — the 26th annual…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:05

Smokies seeks volunteer patrollers

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking volunteers to assist rangers during the increased fall visitation period in Cataloochee…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:04

Star gazing event near Maggie Valley

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing event Sept. 7 at one of Haywood County’s clearest views…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:03

Family canoe event scheduled

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The fourth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., just upstream from the…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:02

New river access opened in Whittier

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Public access to the popular Tuckasegee River will improve when Duke Energy opens the new Whittier Access Area Sept. 1.…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:01

First-ever releases on the Upper Nanty

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The first-ever scheduled recreational whitewater releases on the upper Nantahala River — scheduled for Sept. 29-30 — will offer advanced…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:01

HCC to hold sawmill operation auction Sept. 22

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Haywood Community College will hold a sawmill operation auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the college. The…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:00

Symposium on carnivorous plants

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Carnivorous plants will be highlighted at the annual Native Plant Symposium at the Highlands Botanical Garden Sept. 13-15.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:59

Series finale focuses on nocturnal adaptations

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The nocturnal adaptations of plants and animals will be the subject of the final Zahner series lecture at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:41

Haywood youngsters get lesson on trash

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The Commission for a Clean County debuted its new project called KEEP IT CLEAN! at Riverbend Elementary School in Haywood…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:40

4-H Club comes center stage

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Youth with the 4-H Livestock Club in Haywood County will be front and center at the county fair this weekend…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:40

Serving it up farm fresh

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Chef Chris Dole will be creating dishes to sample using farm fresh, in-season foods from vendors at the Jackson County…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:39

Maggie Valley Moonlight Run set for Saturday

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Runners will kick up their heels down the main drag of Maggie Valley this Saturday evening in the annual night-time…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:37

Panthertown calling volunteers

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Volunteers are needed to lend a hand this Saturday, August 25, for the trails of Panthertown Valley, a popular and…
A nature discovery trail along Scott’s Creek in Dillsboro has been two years in the making and the Watershed Association…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:34

Kephart Days pays tribute to Smokies icon

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The life and contributions of Horace Kephart, an outdoor writer, folklorist and founder of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

Guided bird walk to be held in Sapphire

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A 2.5-mile bird walk around Fairfield Lake in Sapphire will be led by two expert birders with the Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

The life and times of song sparrows unveiled by professor

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A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m.…