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 Building the original elevator to the mountain’s summit in 1949 took workers 18 months to blast through solid granite, creating…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:02

Watch that stream

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  The Town of Waynesville has partnered with Haywood Waterways Association to strategically place stream-crossing signs around town and help…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:01

Join rangers for a hike to Black Balsam

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Rangers with the Blue Ridge Parkway will lead a hike to the summit of Black Balsam Knob in the Shining…
 “Spectacular Southern Appalachians” is the theme of a Nature Photography Exhibit by the mountain chapter of the Carolinas Nature Photographers…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:58

Growers needed for new Stecoah market

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  A new farmer’s market has opened at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County every Wednesday morning…
The Canary Coalition’s annual membership gathering will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Jackson County…
Artist Rick Hills, a studio owner in Waynesville, is donating 20 percent of the sale of his artwork on display…
A sweeping review of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will get under way in a matter of months, a…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:37

Birds of prey debut in Cashiers

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A presentation titled “Winged Hunters – Birds of Prey” will begin at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Village Green…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:37

Bird walk being offered into Chinquapin

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The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will host its weekly bird walk on June 23 at Chinquapin in Cashiers. The group…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:36

Videos spotlight N.C. destinations in GSMNP

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A new series of short internet videos feature North Carolina sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The videos…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:35

Wolf program comes to libraries in Jackson

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Rob Gudger brings his Wolf Tales educational program to two local libraries in the coming days. Known as “Trapper Rob,”…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:33

Smokies diversity celebrated with three-day event

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Biodiviersity Days in the Smokies June 20-23 will commemorate the diversity of plant and animal life in the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:32

Fern workshop part of activity series

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Local writer and naturalist George Ellison will conduct a “Fern Identification 101” workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:31

MedWest Rehab offers free running seminar

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MedWest Rehabilitation Services is offering a free running seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on June 25 at the MedWest…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:31

In search of the rare and beautiful

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will host a hike on June 22 led by Jack Johnston to…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:29

Hit the trail with kids in the Smokies

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Two hiking programs aimed at getting families and kids outdoors and on the trail have been launched in the Great…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:27

Folkmoot 4.01K Race set for July 14

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The Folkmoot 4.01K race through downtown Waynesville will be held at 8 a.m. on July 14. This year, organizers decided…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:25

Blue Ridge Breakaway registration discounts

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The first early registration discount for the third annual Blue Ridge Breakaway biking event in Haywood County has passed, but…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:24

Don your best kilt for the Braveheart 5K

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The Braveheart 5K footrace and one-mile kids’ fun run will streak into downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 16. The race…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:24

Woodland steward series held in July and August

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North Carolina State University’s Forest & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:23

MedWest hosts Triathlon

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MedWest is sponsoring a triathlon at 8 a.m. July 7 at the MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Clyde. The…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:22

Map and GPS coordinates of fish attractors available

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  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now has an online map and the GPS coordinates for nearly 550 fish attractor…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:21

Cradle of Forestry to host firefly tour

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The Cradle of Forestry in America will host its annual Firefly Twilight Tour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 16…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:20

Invasive insect kills ash trees

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials confirmed that the invasive emerald ash borer beetles — which can kill ash trees…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:20

Catch the summer solstice June 20

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The first moment of summer will occur at 7:09 p.m. June 20, say astronomers with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:19

Jackson growers to help Community Table

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This week the Community Garden will begin its Fresh Produce Initiative by taking weekly donations from vendors and customers at…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:17

National Park Hosts “Women’s Work” Event

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National Park staff and volunteers will pay tribute to rural women of the past from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:15

Blue Ridge Parkway hike of the week

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a hike titled “Down to the Graveyard” at 10 a.m. June 15 on the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:31

Andrews Bald: A Smokies class act

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Enjoy the high elevation views from Andrews Bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a guided 7-mile hike…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:30

Hike a preserved river tract in Macon

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is hosting a nature walk at Gibson Bottoms at 8:30 a.m. June 9.…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:29

Embark on a guided trip of the Little Tennessee

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A guided canoe trip down the Little Tennessee River will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, with the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:28

When the garden floweth over

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Learn how to safely preserve locally-grown foods using the pressure canner and high acid foods using the boiling water bath,…
An exhibit called “Ferns of the Smokies” that showcases the beauty and diversity of ferns is on display at the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:26

Biological station to host course for teachers

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The Highlands Biological Station is hosting a Mountain Biodiversity course for science educators June 25 to 29. This field-based course…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:26

Snakes and lizards pay a visit to Jackson Library

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Two dozen snakes and lizards will make their debut at the Jackson County Library in Sylva during a special “Snakes…
From plant identification to map reading to fly fishing to canoeing, the Cradle of Forestry is encouraging Americans to enjoy…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:56

Highlands Nature Center offers summer camps

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The Highlands Nature Center is holding a series of summer nature camps for children from ages 4 to 14 with…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:55

Friends of the Smokies donors raise money for Trails

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Friends of the Smokies met a challenge grant from the Aslan Foundation of Knoxville to raise $4 million for the…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:54

GSMNP is starting a Youth Leadership Class

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is starting a new program beginning this summer to create a Youth Leadership Class…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:52

Tremont announces bird banding program

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Volunteers are needed to assist Tremont and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by monitoring birds through bird banding on…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting three free fishing events in early June at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:50

Bird banding at Tessentee preserve

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The public is invited to the bird-banding project at Tessentee Preserve in Otto at 8 a.m. June 2.  Participants will…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:50

Free rafting trip on the Tuckasegee

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The Dillsboro River Company will offer free unguided rafting trips down the Tuckaseegee River from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:49

Jackson County Golf Club summer schedule

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The Jackson County Golf Club has planned its summer schedule, which will include rounds at Mill Creek, Sequoyah National, Bear…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:48

WCU online course to address wilderness survival

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Western Carolina University is offering an online course beginning June 1 on topics related to surviving accidents and dangerous encounters…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:46

Cradle of Forestry to host Curiosity Club

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The Cradle of Forestry will hold a nature and educational series titled “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” from 10:30 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:45

Kids in the Creek T-Shirt competition

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Robert Coleman won the Kids in the Creek T-shirt design competition and will have his design printed on 785 T-shirts…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:44

Forum to discuss alternative energy

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The Franklin Open Forum will discuss “Is alternative energy a viable alternative?” at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the…