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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…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:14

Stretch your way to running success

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A workshop on “Dynamic Warm Ups for Every Runner” begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at Jus’ Running on…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:14

Lake J gets handicapped-accessible boat dock

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A new handicapped-accessible boat dock will be built at Lake Junaluska this spring thanks to the efforts of an avid…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:13

Annual orchid show at the N.C. Arboretum

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The popular WNC Orchid Society’s Annual Show opens from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., March 31 and continues through April…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:13

Get the buzz on beekeeping workshop

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A daylong beekeeping school will be held Saturday, April 14, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service office west of Bryson…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:12

Mushroom workshop scheduled in Cashiers

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A shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Albert Carlton…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:11

Feeding off of “The Hunger Games”

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Tours of DuPont State Recreational Forest where The Hunger Games were filmed will be the site of upcoming tours by…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:11

Cataloochee Valley Tours launches season

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Cataloochee Valley Tours begins its second season of guided hikes and eco-tours next month in the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:09

Sell extra produce via the farmers market

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A kick-off meeting for vendors and others interested in participating this year in Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will be held…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:09

Saving the planet one rain barrel at a time

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Get a barrel of fun out of helping the planet by buying 55-gallon rain barrels converted from repurposed pickle containers.…
Students in Haywood Community College’s Photovoltaics class recently got real-life, hands-on experience installing solar PV panels at the college’s Regional…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:06

Free photography program offered at Wildlife Center

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Improve your outdoor photography skills at a free program scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 24, at the…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:44

WCU beats ASU in ‘Battle of the Plug’

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Western Carolina University won the three-week "Battle of the Plug" challenge against Appalachian State University, reporting a higher percentage of…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:43

WNC Alliance gets new board members

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One of the region's most storied conservation groups, Western North Carolina Alliance, has some new blood on its board. From…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:42

Guided nature walk focusing on amphibians

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Learn about slithery things at "On the Lookout for Amphibians," a program on amphibians followed by a guided amphibian hike…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:40

Anglers getting ready for some spring action

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The Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament will be held March 17 and March 18 with overall prizes of $5,000 in…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:38

Foundation gives in big way to parkway

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has given more than $650,000 to the Blue Ridge Parkway for projects and programs this year.…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:37

Help cleanup the lake you love

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Lake Junaluska will have its annual clean-up day on Saturday, March 24. The lake is down for silt removal, which…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:35

Mountain Treasures

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In 1987 the U.S. Forest Service issued a "final" forest management plan — a plan so vague and so lacking…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:34

Laurel Garden Club supports plant rescue efforts

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The Laurel Garden Club is giving the Highlands Biological Station a grant to purchase a greenhouse package for the propagation…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:33

Third-annual Meadowbrook Cubs runs and health fair

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Cubs on the Run 5k Race and Fun Run/Walk is set for 9 a.m. March 24 in Canton, following a…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:32

Registration under way for trail workshop at WCU

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Volunteers interested in assisting with construction and maintenance of a new trail at Western Carolina University are invited to participate…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:31

Spring hikes focus on fauna

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Two great opportunities to learn about and enjoy spring wildflowers are coming up, both under the guidance of the Land…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:43

See the elk, help a good cause

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WNC Nature Center's most-popular offsite excursion, to see the elk in Cataloochee Valley, is coming up from 2 p.m. until…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:42

Report: Blue Ridge Parkway adds up to jobs, money

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A new National Park Service report shows that more than 14.5 million visitors spent $299 million along the Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:40

Roller derby debut upcoming in Bryson City

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The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, an all female roller derby league, will hold its debut competition from 5 to 7…
Margaret Fry Carton of the Cashiers area has been elected president of the Friends of Panthertown, a nonprofit that protects,…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:36

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time

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A documentary on Aldo Leopold, the famous forester and environmentalist, will be screened at 6 p.m. March 15, at the…
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:36

Cleanup leaders in Haywood recognized

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Winners of "Community Pride" awards through Haywood County's Commission for a Clean County will gather at noon, Feb. 15, at…
A two-day conference titled “Growing the Appalachian Food Economy: A Forum on Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture” will be…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:27

Eat wings on the run in Finger Lickin’ race

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Runners will have a chance to mix running and chicken-wing-eating as a Western Carolina University student organization, the Western Athletic…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:27

A different martial arts style comes to Sylva

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Aikido, a form of martial arts that means “the Way of Spirit Harmony,” will be offered in Sylva from 7:30…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:26

WCU’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon

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Runners still have time to register for Western Carolina University’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K at early…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:25

Farmers get new community kitchen

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Thanks to an $8,000 grant from WNC Agricultural Options, the Jackson County Farmers Market in Sylva will open a community…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:25

Re-discovering Cherokee Trails focus of program

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The historic Cherokee trails in Jackson County and the surrounding areas will be highlighted during program held at 7 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:24

Learn how to take care of your fruit tree

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will hold free fruit tree workshops that will cover the basic needs of apple, pear…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:24

Learn to grow your own mushrooms

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The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance will hold a workshop on shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation at 2 p.m., March 24, at…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:23

Bass fishermen set sights on Fontana Lake

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A bass tournament hosted by Fontana Village Resort will be held on Fontana Lake March 17 and March 18. With…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:22

Land Trust gets “heroes” thumbs-up

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The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust was awarded an honorable mention in “eco-preservation” category of Southern Living magazine’s “Heroes of the New…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:22

Spring equinox on stage at planetarium presentation

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A special StarLab Planetarium presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:49

Explore history with a guided hike in the Smokies

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Join Friends of the Smokies for a guided hike along Kephart Prong Trail, followed by a visit to the Oconaluftee…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:48

Smokies volunteers needed at Oconaluftee and Clingmans Dome

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting for a variety of volunteer opportunities at Oconaluftee and Clingmans Dome for…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:48

The bear is back

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The iconic bear specialty license plate that raises dollars for Friends of the Smokies is being sold again, with an…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:47

Monitoring to root out erosion sources in Haywood

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A $500 grant was awarded to Haywood Waterways Association by the Haywood County Community Foundation to expand Haywood Waterways’ sediment…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:45

Mountain fly-fishing team lands line-up of top notch coaches

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The N.C. Fly Fishing Team, who count the region’s best fishermen among their ranks, has now hooked one of the…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:45

Program to discuss mercury fall-out

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A program on mercury pollution in mountain waters will be held by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River at…
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:44

HCC Wildlife Club to host wild game dinner

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The sixth-annual Wild Game Dinner is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.  …