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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…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:24

Learn about Cherokee trails in Macon County

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A guided hike covering ancient Cherokee trails in Highlands will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:23

Guided hike set for Cataloochee Ranch

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A hike along the Devil’s Britches Trail will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at Cataloochee Ranch…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:22

Take a hike with naturalist Hendershot

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“WNC Nesters,” a field trip from Heintooga Road down to Kituwah, will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:22

Help the Smokies, volunteer for Discover Life

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Discover Life in America (DLIA) is holding a number of events this summer for the public to experience the Great…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:20

Dining out to benefit the Little Tennessee

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The Little Tennessee Watershed Association will hold an all-day fundraiser June 23 at local restaurants. The money raised will benefit…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:19

Tour Jackson County farms, support local farmers

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A locally produced summer brunch will be provided by the Jackson County Farmers Market at 11 a.m. on June 26.…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:17

Haywood farmers market pulls out the stops this weekend

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The Haywood Historic Farmers Market will be even more festive and lively than usual this Saturday, June 18. Farmers and…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:41

NOC event lets all paddlers run gates

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The Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Canoe Club Challenge 2011 is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18, July…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:40

‘Woodsy Owl’ teaches kids about nature

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“Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club,” a nature and educational series presented by The Cradle of Forestry, will be held from 10:30…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:39

Haywood farms part of agriculture tour

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The Family Farm Tour, organized by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), will be held on the weekend of June 25…
The Basulto Academy of Defense, located in downtwown Waynesville, has expanded the schedule of its successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:38

Land trust hosts birding tour

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A Birding Eco Tour is set for Thursday, June 9. The hike is held by The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (HCLT)…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:38

Audubon biologist to speak in Highlands

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Curtis Smalling, the mountain region biologist for Audubon N.C., will speak at a program for the Highlands Plateau Society at…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:37

Opportunity to view synchronous fireflies

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Discover Life in America (DLIA) is holding a number of events this summer for the public to experience the synchronous…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:36

New mountain bike group to host ride and picnic

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The newly formed chapter of Nantahala Area SORBA, the Southeast Off-Road Bicycle Association, will host an event called “Ride, Rinse…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:35

Grant helps set up working-forest easements

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The Land Trust of the Little Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, and the Wildlands Network received a Sustainable…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:14

Human Race set for June 11

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The Human Race 5K Road Race/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. on June 11 at the Waynesville Middle School. The…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:13

4-H summer golf day camp

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The 4-H Summer Golf Day Camp will be each Thursday beginning June 9 through July 28. The day camp is…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:12

Lifeguard training and swimming lessons

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Lifeguard training and group swimming lessons will be provided by Medwest Health & Fitness Center beginning June 2 and June…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:12

Bicycle survey to help cyclists

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A short online survey to help guide a new comprehensive bicycle plan for Haywood County is available for completion at…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:11

AT under attack from invasives

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy needs volunteers to eradicate invasive plants choking out native flora on the AT in Graham County…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:10

Pinnacle Park profiled for Trails Day

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A discussion about the future of Pinnacle Park outside Sylva will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4, followed…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:09

“Go Native” in your backyard

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“From Mowing to Growing,” a workshop with Sara Martin, a biology instructor at Haywood Community College with a B.A. in…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:09

Explore nature with young children

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“Growing Up Wild,” a free professional development workshop sponsored by Haywood Soil and Water Conservation District for educators who work…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:07

Picnic with WATR

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The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River will hold its fifth-annual summer picnic at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, on…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:07

Catch a runner’s view of Sylva’s Main

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The Main Street Mile, a series of 1-mile races highlighting the state’s Main Street Program, will hit the streets of…