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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:08

Smokies road status now available via texts or twitter

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Travelers can sign-up to receive status updates about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s most frequently used roads via text…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:07

Watch for crossing fish

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You’ve heard of deer crossings? Well, fish need crossings too, the Little Tennessee Watershed Association announced recently after the Franklin-based…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:06

Focused efforts to save hemlocks showing promise

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Good news on the hemlock front — the U.S. Forest Service reports it has had some success in ongoing efforts…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:05

State grants commission new power

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Starting March 1, the executive director of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will have the power of implementing an emergency…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:05

Ease pain of income tax by helping wildlife

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Whether you love to hunt, fish, bird watch, or just want to do your part to ensure that wildlife in…
The rest of the economy might have suffered, but a couple of snowy winters are adding up to big bucks…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 16:26

Malady deadly to bats found in North Carolina

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White-nose syndrome, the disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of bats in the Eastern United States, has been discovered…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:21

Informal camping club needs members

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In the hunt for an informal camping club with no annual dues and no actual meetings except for actually going…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:20

Free guide available to managing invasive plants

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The U.S. Forest Service is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:19

Conservation group seeking feedback

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Wild South, a regional nonprofit that works to restore the South’s natural landscapes, wants help on accessing wildlife resources. An…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:19

Registration open for Maggie Moonlight Race

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Runners can register now for one of Western North Carolina’s most storied summer road races. Registration for the Maggie Valley…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:18

Trees, berries order to benefit 4-H

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The Swain County Cooperative Extension is now taking orders for 3- to 4-foot apple, pear and peach trees, along with…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:16

Wildlife Commission reaffirms support for hunting with dogs

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The Commissioners of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission unanimously adopted a resolution recently reaffirming the agency’s longstanding support for hunting…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:10

New wilderness area near Highlands unlikely

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The situation doesn’t look promising for the formation of a new wilderness area in the Nantahala National Forest, the dream…
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 21:15

Gardening for a cause

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The Sylva Community Garden project is seeking new members to join for the upcoming season. Plots of 15-feet by 30-feet…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:25

Agrarians: Learn to write a business plan

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Mountain Bizworks wants to help farmers and would-be farmers looking to turn an idea into a practical business plan. The…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:24

State slashes power bill

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A mandate to cut electricity use in state government buildings has saved North Carolina tax payers $55.3 million last fiscal…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:23

Reel basics class set for Pisgah Center

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Learn the ins and outs of the fly fishing rod and reel from 10 a.m. until noon Jan. 29 at…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:23

Soccer for big kids

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Co-ed soccer for adults will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday nights starting Jan. 26 at the Old…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:22

Podcast spreads the word about threat to Smokies’ bats

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A podcast released by Great Smoky Mountains National Park outlines efforts to save bats from White-nose syndrome, a potentially fatal…
Rafting outfitters in the Nantahala Gorge have arrived at a compromise with summer camps and colleges vying for the chance…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:10

Want more bike lanes? This survey is for you

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If you like to bike, but don’t like how few bike lanes there are in your community, now’s the chance…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:09

Motorcycle maps make parkway sidetrips a breeze

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A new series of maps designed for motorcycle riders chronicle the side trips and excursions along the Blue Ridge Parkway.…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:08

New mountain bike trails at Jackrabbit

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After years of hard work by the mountain bike community, a new system of trails at Jackrabbit Recreation Area on…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:06

Plott Hound exhibit hits the road

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Anyone who missed the historical exhibit on the Plott Hound at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center has through April…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:05

Agritourism no longer a newfangled venture

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Farmers interesting in tapping the potential of agritourism can attend an all-day workshop on Thursday, Jan. 27, at Cataloochee Ranch…
Runners who need a little inspiration to stay in shape this winter can now look toward a new half marathon…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:37

Frog Awareness Program Offered at the Cradle of Forestry

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A February program at the Cradle of Forestry will explore how frogs come out of their hiding places to find…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:37

Shooting range sidelined by opposition

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The U.S. Forest Service has backed off a proposed shooting range in Clay County following public opposition. The forest service…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:36

Downhill racing season heats up at Cataloochee

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The ski racing season kicked off at Cataloochee Ski Area last week. More than 200 skiers and snowboarders from middle…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:34

After-school ski program includes a ride to Cataloochee

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An after-school ski and snowboard program for middle school students will be held Thursday afternoons starting Jan. 27 and running…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:34

Study shows growth in recycling jobs

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The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources released a study this week showing strong growth in recycling jobs in…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:32

Haywood Waterways honors water guardians

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Tom Anspach wrestled 1,020 pounds of trash out of the Pigeon River around the Canton Recreation Park over the past…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:01

Farming the woods for forest crops

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A one-day workshop called “Does Your Forest Talk Money?” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Stecoah Valley…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:00

Green Drinks series to highlight chestnut restoration

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A talk called “Forest Majesty: Bringing back the American chestnut tree” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19,…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:59

Ski area to offer after-school program

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Cataloochee Ski Area is offering after-school programs for elementary, middle and high school kids to learn to ski or snowboard…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:59

Waynesville rec center now offers spin classes

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Cyclists aiming to stay fit during winter or those looking for a change of pace in their workout should check…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:58

Donation sets the stage for protection of Headwaters tract

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The quest to protect the 8,000-acre Headwaters tract in Transylvania County — one of the last undeveloped tracts of its…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:57

Bear license plate support projects the Smokies

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Special license plates sporting a black bear have proliferated across WNC, raising $356,000 in 2010 for Friends of the Smokies,…
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:55

Anglers offer fly-fishing class for beginners

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Fly-fishing wannabes can learn the basics and try their hand at casting a line this winter thanks to an ongoing…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:44

Holiday recycling hits Haywood

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Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than any other time of the year,…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:43

Swimming lessons to start in the new year

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The Aquatics Department of Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will begin the 2011 group swim lesson lineup with the…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:42

Fees waived and free screenings at HRHFC

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Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center is waiving the usual initiation fee on six-month memberships as a holiday gift to…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:42

Viticulture conference coming to Candler

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The North Carolina BioNetwork BioBusiness Center in Candler will host the first annual North Carolina Conference on Sustainable Viticulture on…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:53

Appalachian Trail guide debuts 33rd edition

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The legendary Appalachian Trail grew by 1.9 miles in 2010. Every December, the latest mileage and shelter information for the…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:52

Forest health takes teamwork

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The University of North Carolina at Asheville and the U.S. Forest Service are joining forces to boost awareness and understanding…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:51

Learn to garden organically at UNCA

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Early registration is now open for the 2011 Organic Growers School Conference on March 5-6 on the campus of the…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:50

Wildlife Advocates to meet at Lake J

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The Western North Carolina Wildlife Advocates will meet from noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and…
A local group has raised more than $10,000 to support local, state and national efforts to bring back that mighty…