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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:24

Lace up those running shoes for a good cause

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A Mothers Day Celebration 5K walk and run in Cherokee that also functions as a dialysis patient fundraiser will be…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:52

Rally to protest Smokies backcountry camping fee

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A backcountry fee rally will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21, at the Sugarlands Visitor Center…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:51

Spring wildflower and bird pilgrimage

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The 40th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage will be held April 27-29, with registration at 6:30 p.m., April 27,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:50

5k race set for Sylva Greening Up

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The Greening up the Mountains 5k Run & Walk will be held in downtown Sylva at 9 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:49

HCC to hold Earth Day celebration

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Haywood Community College’s fifth-annual Earth Day Celebration will focus on renewable energies, clean transportation and getting in touch with your…
Christine Kelly of Asheville, a wildlife diversity biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has been awarded the 2011 Recovery…
There’s now a local outlet to authenticate and check the purity of botanical ingredients via the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:47

Enjoy a night under the stars in the Smokies

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Attend a stargazing event at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at one of Haywood County’s clearest views of the…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:46

Learn about the Smokies’ best hikes

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Discover the very best trails out of the 800 miles of them in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:45

Hit the trail for wildflower hike in Highlands

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A guided spring wildflower hike will be held on the historic Kelsey Trail in Highlands on Friday, April 10, as…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:43

Hone your outdoor photography skills

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An outdoor photography workshop that includes field shoots and classroom critique sessions will be during the month of May in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:42

Birds of Prey come to life

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A special program on Birds of Prey including live birds will be held on at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:40

Haywood farmers produce coming soon to a school near you

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A $22,200 grant will fund a Farm to School program at five Haywood County Schools designed to address concerns about…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:38

Pisgah, Nantahala National forests get a new boss

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A new forest supervisor, Kristin Bail, has been selected to head the national forests in North Carolina. Bail brings a…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:17

WCU community launches initiative to bring lily back

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The memories and lore surrounding a white flower with six petals — once so common in the Cullowhee valley that…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:16

Get your garden off to a good start

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A gardening basics 101 class for beginner gardeners or gardeners who are new to this region will take place from…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:14

Farmers markets open for season

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Farmers markets in both Jackson and Haywood counties have opened for the regular growing season. The Jackson County Farmers Market…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:12

Wild and Scenic Film Festival screening at WCU

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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Western Carolina University.…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:11

Boaters suit up for Nantahala Open

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The fun and free-spirited Nantahala Open will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Nantahala…
The 28th annual Tuckasegee River Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 21, and is looking for volunteers to…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:07

Kids can hook into a good time, and fishing opportunity

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A free youth fishing clinic will be held on Saturday, April 21, as part of the 23rd-annual Great Smoky Mountain…
The 28th annual Tuckasegee River Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 21, and is looking for volunteers to…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:04

The Macon Your Heart Beat

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The Macon Your Heart Beat one-mile and 5K run/walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, on the…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:04

WCU to host back-to-back races

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A pair of 5K races will be held at Western Carolina University in coming weeks to raise money to build…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:03

Race a duathalon for a good cause

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The Mountain Madness duathalon in Franklin will be held starting at 9 a.m. April 28 along the Little Tennessee River.…
If you think you’ve got a winning photograph, consider submitting it to the Land Trust For the Little Tennessee for…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:01

Volunteers needed to help plant trees in Bryson

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An Arbor Day planting will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Island Park in downtown Bryson City.…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:05

HCC finalist in climate competition

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Haywood Community College is a finalist in the Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and…
A workshop focused on life science research being conducted in the mountain region will be offered from 8 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:03

Hiking opportunity in Waynesville’s watershed

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A hike into the usually closed 8,600-acre Waynesville Watershed is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Twice a year…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:03

Friends’ guided hike explores the Smokies

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Learn how the Boogerman Loop got its unique name, walk along old stone walls that once protected gardens and home…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:02

Volunteer weather observers needed

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New volunteers to help form a national network of home-based and amateur rain spotters are needed. This is part of…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:02

Bat disease found in Haywood County

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White-nose syndrome, a deadly disease responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in eastern North America, has been discovered…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:01

Lace up those tennis shoes for Junaluska running event

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Registration is now open for a bunny run, 5K and 10K at Lake Junaluska starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:00

Running program just for kids

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Beginning April 24, kids in Haywood County will have an opportunity to be a part of a national running program…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:00

Flyfishing tips and techniques offered at Jackson library

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Robert Satterwhite will offer an introduction to Western North Carolina flyfishing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the community room…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:59

Time to get that boat out and hit the water

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The eighth-annual Nantahala Open will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Nantahala Falls. Nantahala…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Geologists to converge on the mountains

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Western Carolina University will host more than 700 professional geologists and geology students during the 61st annual meeting of the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Get ready to do some haggling

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Bartering Day is on tap for the old T.M. Rickman Store in Macon County’s historic Cowee Valley from 10 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

AT Founder’s Bridge Festival coming to NOC

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A storied Appalachian Trail event is on tap April 6 and 7 at Nantahala Outdoor Center with the AT Founder’s…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Bats in Smokies threatened by fungus

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Biologists in the Smokies have confirmed that two different kinds of bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Smokies camping fee to take effect

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to collect fees next year from backpackers despite the proposal receiving opposition from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Troops rally to fight off invasive species

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More than 300 Macon County students and others interested in the natural landscape will attend Invasive Species Awareness Day from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Hatchery-supported trout waters open

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Approximately 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties will open at 7 a.m. on April 7. The…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Cherokee Reservation trout season opens

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Hundreds of anglers will line the 30 miles of streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, March 31, with the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Garden forum April 3

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Experienced growers Ron and Kathy Arps will lead a panel discussion about home gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:46

National park to restore views at overlooks

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The views in the Smokies might get a little easier to see after a contractor cuts back encroaching trees from…
Responding to missing or injured hikers this time of year is expected in Macon County, where the Appalachian Trail winds…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:41

Anatomy of a Smokies search

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Things weren’t looking good. After five days of searching and zero clues, a massive search for a missing man in…