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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:31

New segment added to Overmountain Victory Trail

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A celebration of a new piece of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail will be held at 3 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Author Janisse Ray leads retreat, speaks to trail group

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The Wilderness Society will host a three-day nature writer’s intensive with author Janisse Ray at The Mountain Retreat & Learning…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Hunting and Fishing Day activities in Pisgah

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Looking for a way to celebrate national hunting and fishing day with your kids? Head to The Pisgah Center for…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:49

Have a barrel of rain water

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Need a rain barrel? You can buy one through Haywood Waterways Association, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:48

Explore Smokies’ Cataloochee Valley on guided hike

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 Catch the first glimpses of autumn color, explore old cabins and cemeteries, and even ring the bell of a picture-perfect…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

NOC honors guests with free festival

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s popular Guest Appreciation Festival begins Friday, Sept. 23, and continues through the weekend, offering free attractions, live…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

Local races raise breast-cancer awareness, funds

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Road races by three area hospitals this month shine the spotlight directly on breast-cancer awareness. You don’t have to be…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:46

Photo contest highlights state trail

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Want an excuse to get some great hiking in and take photographs? The Outdoor Provision Co. is recognizing Mountains to…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:45

WNC outdoor school program garners conservation award

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Muddy Sneakers, an innovative program that brings the joy of learning outside to fifth-grade students, has been named the Conservation…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

Experts introduce kids to trail-bike riding

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Bryson City Bicycles will take young riders on a free youth mountain-biking event on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

BicycleHaywoodNC helps out Haywood schools

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BicycleHaywoodNC has donated 15 bicycles and 15 helmets to Haywood County Schools this month to use in physical education classes.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Trout Unlimited to hold river clean-up

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A river-sweep cleanup of the Tuckasegee starting at the new CJ Harris boat ramp in Dillsboro is set for Thursday,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Calling volunteers to clean waterways

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Get out your gloves and pitch in cleaning up litter from Richland Creek in Waynesville as part of the North…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:43

Hands-on learning helps kids understand water issues

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It requires getting a little wet, but that’s all part of the fun when the Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood…
Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to a two-day WNC OutdoorAthlon this fall in Macon County, Oct. 8-9. Activities include a…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:42

New half marathon gearing up in Cherokee

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Registration is open for a new half-marathon race taking place on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:41

Workshop to explore the ethics of ecology

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Training for leaders and activists in the conservation movement will explore the deeper issues of ethics, values and the root…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:40

Don’t poach it, grow ‘sang legally instead

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Learn how to grow that lucrative cash-plant, ginseng, at home. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:39

Photography workshop to be held at Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Shutterbug alert: Balsam Mountain Trust in Sylva will hold a digital photography class Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. until sunset.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:37

WCU’s Rooted in the Mountains symposium

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The second-annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Get outdoors and support land conservation

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is challenging outdoor enthusiasts to support land conservation simply by hiking. The Hiking Challenge encourages all…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Land Trust to hold Tessentee Preserve clean-up

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The Land Trust of the Little Tennessee will hold a Stewardship Workday at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve in southern Macon County…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:35

See the elk via two guided trips

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As part of their popular Eco Tour Outreach Program, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust hold two elk tours in Cataloochee Valley with…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:34

Learn to share the land with bears

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With fall comes hungry bears, and the B.E.A.R. Taskforce wants to help people learn to peacefully coexist with these great…
There’s a new call to arms for hunters of wild boar: shoot as many as you can — day or…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:24

Movie time for extreme sports addicts

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For some adrenaline-pumping outdoor flicks, catch the Sept. 12 “Radical Reels” tour hosted by REI in Asheville, with proceeds benefiting…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:23

Jet boat business takes off in Bryson City

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Smoky Mountain Jet Boats in Bryson City, which for six years has been building New Zealand style jet boats, is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:22

Tour a local buffer demonstration trail

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Get a firsthand understanding of stream buffers by touring a demonstration trail at Monteith Farmstead Park in Dillsboro at 5…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:21

WCU groups sponsor amateur river race

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The third-annual Citizens Race, a competition for amateur paddlers on a calm section of the Tuckasegee River, is set for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

New exhibit teaches fundamentals of shelters

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Learn about the functions of shelters, including how animals and humans adapted to various environments, through a new exhibit at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

A good leaf season might be in sight

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Western North Carolina’s lackluster economy could get a significant boost from leaf lookers this year, if the annual prediction is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:18

Celebrate Public Lands Day by volunteering

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day by hosting several volunteer projects Saturday, Sept. 24,…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Get out and work in Pinnacle Park

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The Pinnacle Park Foundation, the Jackson County Greenways Project and the town of Sylva will hold a volunteer workday at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Community garden receives grant

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The Green Thumb Gardeners in Haywood County has received a state grant that will enable the group to expand its…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Learn how to identify hawks on the Parkway

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With September’s arrival, many different species of hawks are winging their way south across the Blue Ridge Parkway, making for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Highlands symposium to celebrate native plants Sept. 16-17

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One of the South’s most-recognized horticulturist names is headlining the 12th annual Native Plant Symposium held Sept. 16-17 at the…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:15

Food dehydration subject of hiking club meet

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Hikers can learn how to use proper dehydration techniques to make their own trail and backpacking foods at the monthly…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:12

Meet, learn about llamas

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It’s not everyday you get to have afternoon tea with llamas, those unusual but valuable pack animals that are showing…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Youth dove hunt to be held in Haywood

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About 20 young hunters, accompanied by licensed-to-hunt adults, will take part in a dove hunt Saturday, Sept. 3, at the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Learn about Monarchs on the Parkway

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Monarch butterflies are back. The first of the monarch butterflies have been spotted recently on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:24

Swain kid launch outdoor adventure club

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Swain’s newest 4-H Club, the Outdoor Adventurers, waded into a mountain stream recently looking for salamanders, damselflies and other critters…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:20

Moonlight Race makes a comeback

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The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race this past weekend had 430 runners take to the street, a respectable comeback after a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:19

Cataloochee Ranch commemorates the chestnut tree

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Come celebrate the return of the great American chestnut tree Saturday, Sept. 10, at Cataloochee Ranch outside Maggie Valley. This…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:18

HCC student turns business plan into business reality

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Dustin Cornelison of Haywood County has turned his belief in living a sustainable and frugal lifestyle into an actual business.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:17

New heirloom corn strain discovered

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It’s not everyday that someone gets credit for contributing a previously unidentified variety of seed to the national seed bank,…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Friends of the Smokies telethon tops $200,000

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $201,209 through its 17th annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon — topping…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:15

Twenty promising crops to “farm” in the forest

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Learn about turning your woodlot into a farm through a Mountain BizWorks workshop on Forest-Farming Practices from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.…