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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:32

Bear photographer to share insights at talk

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Bill Lea, renowned nature photographer, will present “Understanding the Black Bear,” a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:32

Calling fly fishing volunteers

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The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is recruiting experienced fly fishing anglers who are interested in volunteering.  The Pisgah Center…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:31

Cherokee elder to share insight on natural world

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Jerry Wolfe, an elder of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, will give a presentation titled “From the Cherokee…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:31

Roan Mountain makeover includes new observation deck

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Roan Mountain Gardens Recreation Area has reopened after a year-long renovation project funded by $700,000 in federal stimulus money. Located…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:30

Anniversary celebration salutes Joyce Kilmer

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A celebration honoring the 75th anniversary of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in the Nantahala National Forest will be held…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:29

Western NC develops as a hotspot for natural products

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WNC Naturally, an event to strengthen the natural products industry, will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. August…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:56

Well-known Asheville hiker joins AT board

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently announced that Asheville resident Lenny Bernstein, plus two other North Carolinians, have been elected to the…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:55

See the Little T on guided canoe trip

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A guided float down the Little Tennessee River will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21,…
After 21 years of monitoring the health of the Little Tennessee Watershed, the group most responsible for that work will…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:53

Science program geared toward girls, archaeology

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Want to give your daughter a taste of what it means to be an archaeologist? Girls ages nine through 14…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:51

MedWest Triathlon winners

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Jason Mehler of Asheville crossed the finish line as the overall winner during the MedWest Triathlon held Saturday, July 9,…
Explore Balsam Mountain Preserve with two hikes this month, including to Jackson County’s most iconic and distinctive mountaintops. The 4,400-acre…
There are opportunities abound for amateur photographers in the region, from the very youngest to those more advanced in years.…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:48

WCU gets grant for multi-use trail

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Western Carolina University has won a $5,000 grant from a bicycle parts manufacturer to support construction of a multi-use, community…
Before you go gallivanting about hunting or fishing on private property, be aware that a new law passed by the…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:47

Boating safety course offered at HCC

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Learn to float your boat safely at a July 18-19 boating safety course at Haywood Community College. The program is…
Registration for a space-limited nature writers’ intensive workshop scheduled for this fall is now open. The Wilderness Society, a national…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:36

Expert fly fisherman to offer rod, casting advice

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The Plateau Fly Fishing Club will host a free casting clinic with the senior guide for Davidson River Outfitters at…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:36

Job Corps getting in on the green movement

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As part of a new green curriculum, students from Oconaluftee Job Corps will be helping on a variety of projects…
Get up close and personal with wild things and wild places at the annual Mountain Wildlife Days held at Sapphire…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:33

New hospice center to feature gardens, access to nature

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The Homestead, an inpatient hospice center, is being built on property adjacent to the MedWest-Haywood hospital campus in Clyde. About…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:33

HCC student to compete in STIHL Timbrsports event

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A sophomore at Haywood Community College, Daniel Jones of Hayesville, will demonstrate his lumberjack skills on national television Friday, July…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:32

Soccer camp brings international expertise

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British Soccer Camp is coming back to Franklin the week of July 11 to 15, at the Macon County Industrial…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:32

Get your running gait scrutinized

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You might not run faster, but you’ll probably feel better doing it by taking advantage of running screenings Thursday, July…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:31

New Audubon group learns about things besides birds

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A program on “butterflying and dragonflying,” a twist on the outdoor pastime of birding, will be held at 6:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:29

Smokies programs just for young scientists

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High school students, recent graduates and their families can spend time in the field with a park ranger conducting scientific…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:28

Parkway starts new series of summer ranger programs

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Blue Ridge Parkway Interpretive Rangers at Waterrock Knob are presenting summer programs each Saturday afternoon for families with or without…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:42

Fox sightings increasing in populated areas

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Witnessing a wild fox is not necessarily a cause for alarm, nor are all foxes rabid or dangerous, according to…
A talk titled “The Southern Blue Ridge at this Moment in History” will discuss growth in the mountains and its…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:40

No fishing license needed on July Fourth

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This upcoming July 4 is a “free fishing day” in North Carolina. Everyone — residents and nonresidents — can fish…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:39

Swim, bike, run in Haywood triathlon

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The MedWest-Haywood Triathlon has returned this year with a new summertime date, attracting seasoned triathletes looking for a challenge as…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:39

An elk viewing for seniors

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A trip for seniors, age 50 and above, to see the elk in Cataloochee Valley will be offered on July…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:38

Cherokee Moonlight 5K

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The Cherokee Runners Moonlight 5K and Fun Run will be held on July 4 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. The…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:37

Capture summer’s bounty with canning how-to

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Learn the basics of canning through workshops offered by the Jackson County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service during the month of…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:36

SCC mechanics students get cooking

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When you walk into an automotive shop you don’t expect to see men in crisp white lab coats and surgical…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:34

Learn about the environment and have fun, too

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A weeklong Environmental Camp for ages 10 to 15 offers a full lineup of hands-on nature exploration and fieldtrips. The…
Environmental advocates are troubled by major budget cuts and the loss of staff for the Department of Environment and Natural…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:13

Bryson City heats up with Firecracker 5K

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The annual Firecracker 5K sponsored by the Bryson City Rotary Club is set for Monday, July 4, in conjunction with…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:13

Appalachians stories of conservation

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Stories of Appalachian conservation by a native son and award-winning storyteller Gary Carden will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:13

Children’s trout program

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A raising trout class will be held Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 4 to…
On Friday, July 1, a Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing class will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:11

Canary Coalition to chart its course at annual meeting

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The Canary Coalition will hold its annual membership meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in Sylva. All…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:11

Bear activity increases in national forest

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The U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and campers that there has been an increase in black bear encounters in the vicinity…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:10

Learn to identify hunters of the sky

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“Hunters of the Sky,” a program featuring live birds of prey, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:09

Commission seeking small-game award nominations

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award, given to an…
Fifth graders at Clyde Elementary school worked with Haywood Waterways Association to stencil storm drains in their school campus parking…
The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River will hold its annual summer meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27,…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:06

Help needed to clear trails in Panthertown

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Recent storms have left debris on and other damage to trails in Panthertown Valley, a national forest recreation area located…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:24

Owl Prowl at the Highlands Nature Center

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Come learn about and see live owls Thursday evening, June 16, at The Highlands Biological Foundation’s Nature Center amphitheatre. The…