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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:22

JMCA marks 10 years with Dec. 9 celebration

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The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance is celebrating its 10th anniversary and holding its annual meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:57

Hybrids hike park’s environmentally sensitive fleet

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently took delivery of seven Ford Escape Hybrid vehicles that were purchased using a…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:57

Mountain grown Fraser fir Christmas trees

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There’s nothing quite like a real Fraser fir Christmas tree. In recent years, the value and quality of locally produced…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:56

Park photo contest open until Dec. 31

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The National Park Service is accepting entries in the Share the Experience photo contest through Dec. 31. The photo taken…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:55

Clay County trail routed off private land

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The U.S. Forest Service has rerouted a portion of the Rim Trail Clay County. The Rim Trail is a 26-mile…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:54

Take precautions while out hunting

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During the holiday season, when family and friends gather, many go on traditional hunting trips. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:42

Anglers compete for prizes at Cherokee fly-fishing tournament

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More than $2,000 is cash and $5,000 in prizes were won by anglers participating in the Rumble in the Rhododendron…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:41

Henson wins Service to Forestry award

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Steve Henson, the executive director of the Clyde-based Southern Appalachian Multiple Use Council, has been awarded the N.C. Forestry Association’s…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:40

Students hike Siler Bald with AT speed hiker

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Three Macon County school teachers (Joan Lansford and Jae Crawford, of Franklin High School, and Shelley Marshall of Union Academy)…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:39

Plants suck up toxins

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Some common air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater rates than ever suspected. The…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:38

Live owls, presentation at Asheville store

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Steve Longenecker and his live owls will be at the Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited store presenting programs at 1 and…
New data suggest that bats, like birds, may follow specifically defined routes when migrating rather than simply migrating in a…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:13

Appalachian Trail undergoes repair

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A collaborative effort between public and private entities was responsible for repair work on a section of the Appalachian Trail…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:12

Agricultural incentives offered in Haywood

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Haywood County landowners can apply for cost-share grants to install practices that improve water quality on agricultural operations.   Practices…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:12

Burning scheduled at Cade’s Cove

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Fire managers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park plan to conduct a series of prescribed burns of fields in Cades…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:11

Cataloochee opens for the season

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Cataloochee Ski Area opened for the season on Saturday, Nov. 6, making it one of the first resorts in the…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:10

Ogburn recognized for education work

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The Environmental Educators of North Carolina are pleased to announce that Blair Ogburn, senior naturalist and education coordinator at the…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:08

Land Trust to hold fall celebration

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The Land Trust for Little Tennessee will hold its annual Fall Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov.…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:04

1,000-acre milestone for new agricultural districts

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In the three years since the Haywood County commissioners authorized a new “enhanced voluntary agricultural district” ordinance, 15 Bethel-area landowners…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:03

Celebrate food and dance on Nov. 14 with the farmers market

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William and Sabrina Shelton of Shelton Family Farms and Ron and Cathy Arps of Vegenui Garden are sponsoring an end-of-the-season celebration for…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:02

GSMNP closures

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park began operating on its winter schedule Nov. 1, which includes the closing of seven…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:01

Updated free guide to invasive plants in southern forests

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Gardeners, foresters, landowners and others concerned about nonnative invasive plants in the South can now get free copies of A…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 00:59

Comments sought on combatting white-nose syndrome in bats

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comment on a coordinated national management plan to address white-nose syndrome,…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 00:58

Parkway closed and under repair

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Traveling from Haywood or Jackson counties to Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway won’t be possible until spring as a…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 00:53

Headwaters tract deal hinges on Wildlife Commission

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Kieran Roe, executive director of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, said that if the North Carolina Wildlife Commission does not commit…
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 20:45

Wildlife Commission Pledges Support for East Fork Headwaters

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The Commissioners of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission unanimously passed a resolution Thursday, pledging the agency’s support for the management…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:52

Brock gets break to study climate problems

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Warren Wilson College chemistry professor John Brock was recently awarded a grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:51

Forest service using new methods to save hemlocks

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The U.S. Forest Service has begun using a series of new approaches to save hemlock forests under attack from the…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:51

Camping in Cataloochee will require forethought

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Cataloochee Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will re-open next year under a new advance reservation system. When…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:49

Ancient road signs

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Having followed Indians trails and routes for decades, I have learned that some fascinating cultural road markers and signpost elements…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:48

Blue Ridge Parkway documentary airs

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A new documentary about the Blue Ridge Parkway will air at 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 on UNC-TV. Documentary filmmaker…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:48

Farmers Market gives thanks to customers

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will host a customer appreciation event during the last day of its regular season on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:47

Extension offers beef quality certification

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The Cooperative Extension Service in Swain County will hold a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification program for beef cattle producers…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:33

DOT calls for outlandish litter

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The Most Unusual Litter Contest is currently open to all who participate in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s fall Litter…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:32

Deep Creek cleanup planned

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A Deep Creek litter cleanup will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, in conjunction with…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:25

Dangerous trash pulled from the river

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Volunteers with the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River removed old car parts, iron pipes and other trash from Savannah…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:24

HCC Woodsmen take home prize

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The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team took first in the 2010 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:23

Suli Marsh to undergo invasive plant purge

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Approximately 20 volunteers and staff will converge at Suli Marsh on the Little Tennessee River Greenway from 1 to 5…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:22

Jordan named new top ranger

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Clayton Jordan is the new Chief Ranger for Resource and Visitor Protection at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “I…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:22

Panthertown to hold workday

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The Friends of Panthertown will hold its monthly Trail Work Day on Oct. 23. Volunteers should meet at the Salt…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:21

GSMNP’s 10th superintendent dies

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Former Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Merrill D. (Dave) Beal, 84, died on Sept. 21, at his home in…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:20

Haywood Heroes 5K to make first annual debut

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The Haywood Heroes 5K Road Race and 1-mile Fun Run honoring emergency service personnel who gave their lives in the…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:02

Mountain Farm Museum comes to life

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“An Evening on the Farm” will be held at the Mountain Farm Museum on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:01

Stimulus money funds exotic plant eradication

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A team of a dozen people will spend the next three years scouring the Cheoah River corridor in Graham County…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:00

Workshop for environmental activists

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A three-day workshop called “Inspiring Ourselves to Save the Planet: Courage in the Face of Melting Glaciers” will be held…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:59

Author to recount old hunting tales of the Smokies

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Author Bob Plott, an expert on the cultural heritage of the Smokies, will share stories of life during the past…
A poetry reading accompanied by local wines and foods will be held as a fundraiser for the Little Tennessee Watershed…
A new exhibit on the early natural history explorer William Bartram is on display at the Macon County library. The…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:58

Birds of prey on display in the Smokies

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Naturalist Doris Mager, also known as the Eagle Lady, will introduce the public to some of her favorite birds of…