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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 13:38

Haywood farmers bone up on business skills and planning

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Nine Haywood County farmers and growers boosted their business planning with agriculture-specific training through Mountain BizWorks. Bethel farmer Skipper Russell,…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 13:37

Haywood farmers market makes shopping festive

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Haywood Historic Farmer’s Market will pull out all the stops this Saturday, Aug. 6, with a festival celebrating the full…
With the explosion of outdoor sports over the past few decades in Western North Carolina, perhaps it shouldn’t come as…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:49

Extreme dog action comes to Cherokee

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Dogs performing aerial tricks and other extreme stunts will come to Cherokee for the Carolina Dock Dogs exhibition Aug. 5…
Kids ages 3 to 11 will swarm the river bank at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee for the 10th annual…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:48

Learn angling tips from the pros

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Owners of the region’s largest fly shops and fishing outfitters will share insight on local waters at the next meeting…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:44

Swain 4-H’ers learn outdoor basics

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Swain’s newest 4-H Club, the Outdoor Adventurers, hiked Clingmans Dome to the observation tower and participated in two Junior Ranger…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:40

Scenic byway lands to get protection

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North Carolina’s land trusts, including the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, have for a…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:39

Hop on board tour to learn about beer brewing

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Learn to put a little hop in your brew on a tour of Hop’n Blueberry Farm and Pisgah Brewing Company.…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:39

Heritage celebration held at Waterrock Knob

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Appalachian crafters, old-timey demonstrations, Cherokee culture and mountain music will be celebrated during a special event at the Waterrock Knob…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:38

Hunting safety courses planned at HCC

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Learn how to be safe in the woods while hunting through a series of Hunter Safety courses at Haywood Community…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:37

Campers get lessons in water quality

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Young campers from the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center in Waynesville were given a hands-on lesson about water quality in…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:36

Map leads the way to Haywood farm spots

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The new 2011 edition of the Haywood County farm map and brochure has been released. The new publication lists more…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:36

Tour the trees of downtown Sylva

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An opportunity to learn about the trees in downtown Sylva and surrounding areas takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, with a…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:36

Run for Joyce Kilmer

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A 5K and 10K race will be held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary events for Joyce Kilmer on Saturday,…
The Franklin Blue Planet 5K for Clean Water, a charity run, will be kick off at 9 a.m. August 6…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:35

Folkmoot gives 5K a festive flair

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The annual Folkmoot 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ Fun Run, held in conjunction with the Folkmoot Dance and Music festival, will…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:34

Master Gardeners offer mini-grants for projects

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The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is offering grants for research or education in the areas of environment, gardening…
BatFest 2011 will be held from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m Sunday, July 31, in Crossnore, giving the public an…
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…