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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…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:32

Houck Medford steps down from Foundation

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Dr. Carolyn Ward of Asheville was recently named as head of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Ward replaces Dr. Houck…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:31

Casada takes home writing awards

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A Swain County native now living in South Carolina has won several writing awards from the South Carolina Outdoor Press…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:29

Smokies fish expert, Steve Moore, earns national recognition

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Supervisory Fisheries Biologist Steve Moore was recently recognized with two national awards for his leadership…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:28

Cataloochee collects coats, food for the needy

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Cataloochee Ski Area continued a long tradition of holiday giving to the local community recently with its 9th Annual Can-U-Ski…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:27

Foothills ‘missing link’ set for 2015 completion

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The so-called “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway in east Tennessee is now scheduled for completion by 2015. Officials with…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 21:08

Popular Maggie Moonlight Race returns in 2011

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The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race will return in 2011, once again enticing runners from near and far to lace up…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 21:07

Support your local farms this winter

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Harvests of sweet corn, tomatoes, and other produce wrapped up weeks ago, but Haywood County farmers still have plenty to…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 21:07

35th annual “Festival of Christmas Past”

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park will hold the 35th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration from 9 a.m. to 4…
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 21:05

Cataloochee’s 50th season off to a great white start

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Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley is off to another strong start to its season. “We’ve been open since Nov.…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:27

Birding trail workshop set for Dec. 9

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A “Birder Friendly Community Workshop” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Balsam…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:26

Visitation to the Smokies jumps over last year

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Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through October is up for the year, and in October 2010 park…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:26

Jackson County Farmers Market to hold Holiday Bazaar

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The Jackson County Farmers Market will remain open throughout the winter months. The market vendors will hold a Holiday Bazaar…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:24

N.C. parks prove popular with visitors

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More than a quarter million visitors to North Carolina state parks used a new reservations system in its first full…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:23

Plans moving forward for Caring for Creation conference

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Early registration is currently under way for the 2011 Caring for Creation experience at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center…
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…