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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:53

Volunteer to keep the Tuck clean

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Raft loads of volunteers will take to the Tuckaseigee River on Saturday, April 16, for the 27th annual clean-up organized…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:52

Gorges State Park hosts spring celebration

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Gorges Gratitude Day will be held Saturday, April 16, featuring special presentations on a variety of topics, live music, food,…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:52

WCU outdoor adventure summer camp

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From kayaking to rock climbing, elementary and middle school students can sample outdoor adventure through the Catamount Adventure Camps this…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:45

National Park offers fieldtrips for students

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Take advantage of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a classroom through the Spring Parks as Classrooms program, running…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:44

Foundation allocates money for 2011 projects

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has given $500,000 in funding for projects and programs on the parkway. The projects for…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:44

Sign up for Lake Logan camps under way

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Registration is under way for the Rivercourse Coldwater Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp at Lake Logan Center in Haywood…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:43

Learn about benefits of land conservation

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Haywood County landowners can learn about conserving their land Monday, April 4, at the Haywood Agricultural Center in Waynesville. The…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:07

Guided hike in the Smokies set for April

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Join Friends of the Smokies April 2 for a hike to see early spring wildflowers and historic remnants on the…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:07

Paddle the Chattooga on guided trip

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This April, Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman will lead a guided overnight trip in hopes of introducing paddlers to the lower…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:05

Sign-up under way for Greening Up 5K race

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The Greening Up the Mountains 5K Run/Walk in Sylva is forsaking its historically grueling course on the hillside streets above…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:04

Turning your yard into a haven for wildlife

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Learn how to put together a backyard habitat March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Rickman Store in Macon County’s…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:04

Parkway corridor in Waynesville grows more than 100 acres

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Another 110 acres of mountain landscape are now part of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s protected corridor, thanks to a landowner…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:03

PETA sues for documents involving bear pits

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for failing to hand over…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:03

Go home with an apple tree

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The Cashiers Historical Society is sponsoring its 2011 Heritage Apple Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26,…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:00

65 start – and finish – first Assault on Black Rock

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Sixty-five runners started and finished the first Assault on Black Rock Trail Race at Sylva’s Pinnacle Park on March 19,…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:57

Festivals getting ramped-up for spring

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With the coming of spring the pungent ramp is about to strut center-stage once more. For either the novitiate or…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:58

Ramp recipes

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Ramp Biscuits 4 cups Flour 1 tablespoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Salt 2 Heaping T Baking Powder ½ cup Shortening…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:49

Pink Beds area slated for controlled burn

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In the next six weeks, depending on weather conditions, rangers in the Pisgah National Forest plan a prescribed burn in…
A trout-fishing tournament open to all ages will be held March 26 in Cherokee from daybreak until 5 p.m. The…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:48

Learn to fly fish from seasoned anglers

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The Tuckaseigee Chapter of Trout Unlimited will conduct basic fly-fishing courses at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Jackson Street in…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:47

Want to keep bees?

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A daylong course in beginner beekeeping will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:47

Runners embrace spring with lineup of 5Ks

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Spring is nearly here, and the running calendar proves it. Here are some 5Ks coming up in the next few…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:46

Sell plants, more at Dillsboro growers’ fair

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A growers’ fair will be held April 16 in Dillsboro to benefit Full Spectrum Farms, a nonprofit devoted to supporting…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:45

First major paddling race of the season

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Watch world-class paddlers compete in both downriver and slalom competitions in the season’s first major competitive event on the Nantahala…
The 2013 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships being held in the Nantahala Gorge are still two years away, but planning must…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:43

Know what to do in a wilderness emergency?

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A Wilderness First Aid course will be held at Medwest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County from 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:43

Kayak demo day at WCU

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Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee has teamed up with local kayak manufacturers to host its sixth annual kayak demo…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:23

Deadly bat threat spreading in WNC

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Biologists recently confirmed white-nose syndrome at a third site in North Carolina, meaning two counties are now positive for the…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:21

North Carolinian to head Friends of the Smokies

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The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews of Waynesville has been selected as the new board chair of Friends of Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:20

Learn about white-nose syndrome in bats

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Western North Carolina Alliance has put together a panel of experts to talk about white-nose syndrome, a disease that threatens…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:19

Go green on this St. Patrick’s Day

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A St. Patrick’s Day “green” fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 12, from 6-9:30 p.m. at Nantahala Brewery in Bryson…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:19

Agriculture program set for March 25

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A free workshop will be held March 25 on the voluntary agricultural district programs and farmland protection planning for counties…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:18

Rent greenhouse space at Waynesville’s Armory

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Don’t have a greenhouse, or worried your cat will destroy any new plants? Then get an early start on this…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:17

Five best hikes of the Smokies

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Still haven’t checked out the national treasure of hiking trails in our backyard in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:14

Take a group trip to see Cataloochee’s elk

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The WNC Nature Center’s “NC Elk Experience” trip to Cataloochee Valley will take place on Tuesday, March 15. Tickets are…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:14

Wildlife advocates gather for March meeting

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Western North Carolina Wildlife Advocates — including Wild South, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance, and representatives…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:12

Public workshop to design Webster trail

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Anyone interested in helping design, build or use a trail at Jackson County’s new Department on Aging campus in Webster…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:12

Blue Ridge Breakaway registration is open

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Registration begins this week for the second-annual Blue Ridge Breakaway bike ride, which is scheduled for Aug. 20. The cycling…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:11

Need a summer job?

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The Waynesville Recreation Center is looking for lifeguards, with a training course on tap for this month for those who…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:11

Area grants support mountain initiatives

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded a new round of grants to preserve and promote Western North…
The WNC Agricultural Options program recently awarded $326,000 in grants to help farmers diversify and for joint marketing and distribution…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:09

Franklin Bird Club to host warbler talk

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The Franklin Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Macon County Public Library. Artist, illustrator…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:09

Native pond group to form in WNC

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Interested in being part of a native pond society? Carol and Bob Grytten of Haywood County are gauging interest in…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:07

Haywood on the road to being a bike-friendly

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Haywood County wants to create the county’s first-ever comprehensive bicycle plan. The county is now accepting proposals from consultants interested…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:06

Pisgah Fly Masters readies for annual competition

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The fourth annual Pisgah Fly Masters fly-fishing tournament, sponsored by the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River Outfitters,…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 21:05

Highlands Biological Station honored for science contributions

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Highlands Biological Station in April has received a partnership award in science, mathematics and technology education from the N.C. Science,…
A restoration project to improve fish passage on streams feeding into the Little Tennessee watershed finished last month on Bradley…
If you are looking for a trail race — with the emphasis on “race” — the Assault on Black Rock…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 21:02

Wildlife Club to host community potluck

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The Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. The dinner/potluck will…