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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:40

HCC takes first at Woodsmen’s meet

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The Haywood Community College Timbersports Team finished in first place in the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:39

See historic farmhouse and silo on guided hike

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A nature walk by The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at Tessentee Bottomland…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Final lecture in Rickman Store series

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The Wilderness Society’s Brent Martin will lead the final presentation in the “Gardening for Wildlife” series of lectures at 7…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Take a hike in the Waynesville Watershed

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Come hike the 8,600-acre Waynesville Watershed property at the head of Allens Creek in Haywood County, which is normally off-limits…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Cooking with wild game at the Pisgah Center

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Learn how to cook wild game outdoors in a class from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Kids hike the Appalachian Trail as part of school work

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Earlier this month the fourth-grade classes from Cartoogechaye Elementary School hiked 4 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Wayah Crest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:33

WCU group completes fundraising relay run in record time

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Western Carolina University faculty and students from the athletic training program finished the fourth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:29

Close encounters of the bear kind

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The battle has been an epic one, but Wolfgang Restaurant in Highlands might have finally gotten the best of a…
Steve Hewitt of the Villages of Plott Creek in Haywood County already has a pretty good idea about the concept…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:46

Fishers to converge on reservation for prizes

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Time to get those lines wet, via the Rumble in the Rhododendron in Cherokee coming up Oct. 21-23. The cost…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:45

Learn fly-fishing basics from an expert

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Fly fishermen are passing on their craft with a series of how-to classes in Sylva. Members of the Tuckaseigee Chapter…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:44

Introduce kids to fly-fishing in Pisgah

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 Kids ages 12 and older can take a free fly-fishing class Oct. 15 at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:43

Fall color web site

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Want to find the best fall color? The U.S. Forest Service of North Carolina has posted a new leaf viewing…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:42

Goats prove usefulness to Catamounts

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An environmentally friendly weed-eradication strategy that has been gaining popularity across the nation made its way to Western Carolina University…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:42

Where’s the beef?

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Learn all about beef cattle in two upcoming workshops scheduled for Macon County. The first is designed to teach the…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:41

Franklin 5K coming to the greenway

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The Franklin Cross Country team will hold the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:40

Cataloochee scores new school director

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Cataloochee is welcoming new Ski and Snowboard School Director Mark Rozof, who was a member of the Cataloochee school last…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:40

Mega trail work party at Tsali this weekend

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Get out your work gloves and head over to Tsali Recreation Area this month (Oct. 15-16) to help work on…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:39

Taking flight with birds of prey

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The “Eagle Lady” will be doing a free program with her live birds of prey at the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:38

‘Roosevelt’ headlining in Highlands, Cashiers

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A one-man show will portray the life of Theodore Roosevelt, the Conservation President, in two upcoming performances on Friday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:37

New Wildlife Commission website

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has launched a new, interactive website at www.ncwildlife.org that features reorganized content, streamlined navigation and…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 14:00

Providing shelter for hikers

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The Nantahala Hiking Club, the Franklin-based Appalachian Trail maintaining club, is building a new Appalachian Trail shelter about half way…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:59

Enjoy an ancient form of flower arranging

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The unique flower and decorative plant arrangements of Ikebana International will be on display during a special exhibit, part of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:57

Lace your shoes for the Bethel half marathon

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The popular Bethel half marathon and 5K race is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, the 18th version of this event.…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:56

Founder of WNC Alliance Esther Cunningham dies at 93

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The Western North Carolina environmental community recently lost one of its most credible and visible faces with the death of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:56

Fall color forecaster tells all

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Hear this fall’s official leaf forecast, including the why and how of leaf color production, at the Jackson-Swain Master Gardeners’…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:55

Valentine to sign books

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A book signing with nature photographer James Valentine, a well-known naturalist, photographer and filmmaker, is set for 5 p.m. to…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:54

Hiking to celebrate

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The Nantahala Hiking Club offered three hikes (Ranger Falls, Appalachian Trail north of Winding Stair Gap, and Bartram Trail) this…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:52

See John Muir “live” in Waynesville

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Pull a chair up to the fire and enjoy listening to America’s famed wilderness adventurer, John Muir, a critical player…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:52

Bear group to talk about camping, hiking in bear country

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Learn about hiking and camping in a year when the bear activity is particularly high, forcing the closures of many…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:51

Photography exhibit open in Asheville

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A juried exhibit of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association “Autumn in the Southern Appalachians” is ongoing through Oct. 24 at…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:50

Workshops dig in to points of vermicomposting

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Learn all about keeping worms for making compost at two upcoming workshops. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson/Macon…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 13:46

Tour de Franklin to showcase fall’s best

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Bicyclists from near and far will take to the road for the eighth-annual Tour de Franklin “Halloween Hunard” charity bicycle…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Paddling Club to hold organizational meeting

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A meeting to organize the Smoky Mountain Paddling Club will be held at the meeting room in United Community Bank…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Celebrate mountain heritage at the ‘Cradle’

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Celebrate the heritage of Western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:37

Testing the waters

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The Summit Charter School’s eighth-grade class tested seven water sources commonly used by hikers along the Appalachian Trail in Macon…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:36

Certain trout waters open next month, under specific rules

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Delayed-harvest trout water rules on 15 Western North Carolina counties start Oct. 1, replacing a different set of regulations on…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:35

Seed swap taking place in Sylva

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Time to swap those seeds, plants and bulbs at the annual Jackson County Farmers Market exchange scheduled for 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Hone those birding skills

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A guided bird walk sponsored by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is set for Friday, Sept. 30, near…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Monarchs to be monitored by students

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For the second year in a row, sixth-grade students from Macon County will find themselves galloping through goldenrod to catch,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:33

“Two Special Rocks” program at the Pisgah Center

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“Two Special Rocks,” a program on how Looking Glass and John Rock were formed, will be held on Oct. 1…
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…