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Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:34

Bike ride to benefit injured cyclist

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A cyclist who was seriously injured during the Blue Ridge Breakaway race last month in Haywood County is showing some…
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:33

Cullowhee puts on just-for-fun Tuck paddling race

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A race for amateur paddlers will be held on the Tuckasegee River in Cullowhee on Saturday, Sept. 11. Paddlers in…
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:32

Educate yourself on waterfall safety

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A new video podcast emphasizing water safety for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now available for viewing.  …
This year, Mountain Research Station in Waynesville is investigating organic farming on the Western North Carolina landscape on a greater…
Friday, 03 September 2010 13:46

Trout Festival comes to Maggie Valley

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From buttered trout fillets to a trout race, all things trout will be celebrated during the 21st annual Great Smoky…
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:29

Screening to feature extreme outdoor footage

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Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when Radical Reels Tour comes to Asheville on Monday, Sept.…


Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:27

Plant conference brings out all things botanical

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Landscape design, botany, horticulture and gardening will be the highlight of “Landscaping and Gardening With Native Plants” conference held in…


Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:25

5K set among the fairways of Highlands course

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A 5K race will traverse the front nine holes of the Old Edwards Club in Highlands on Saturday, Sept. 11,…


Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:24

Rules for guns and game on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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With guns now allowed in national parks, red tape faced by hunters crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway en route to…


Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:21

Fox sightings up

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Fox sightings in town are on the rise, including residential suburban neighborhoods and they have even been reported on busy…


Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:03

A busy summer on the Nantahala River

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Nantahala Outdoor Center raft guides can finally relax after working the busiest season the outfitter has seen in the last…


Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:56

The butternut in the creek bend

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Like dimly-lit rhododendron tunnels or ancient sphagnum-layered bogs, creek bends are special places that invariably precipitate beauty. Sitting in the…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:56

Smokies’ ash trees at risk from deadly insect

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Researchers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park need volunteers to help map stands of ash trees and look for…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:55

Tsali targeted for trail work

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The famed mountain bike trails of Tsali will get a workover this fall thanks to federal stimulus funding. Vegetation will…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:54

Triathlon combines best of mountain sports

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The ultimate triathlon for outdoors adventure lovers — with the triple combo of paddling, trail running and mountain biking —…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:51

Franklin 5k for Clean Water in Africa

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The Franklin Blue Planet 5K for Clean Water will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, along the Little Tennessee Greenway. The…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:50

Blue Ridge Parkway tract preserved near Waynesville

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A 110-acre tract along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville has been protected thanks to the longtime landowner selling the…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:49

Chestnut festival to be held at Cataloochee Ranch

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Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley is hosting a chestnut celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:48

Jackson lakes lowered

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Boating at Tanasee Creek and Wolf Creek lakes will be reduced while Duke Energy repairs a hydroelectric generator below the…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:48

Fireman’s 5K blazes into Bryson City

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The Fireman’s Day 5K will be held in Bryson City Saturday, Sept. 4, in conjunction with the 29th annual Fireman’s…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:46

Greenhouses warmed by “green” heat up for rent

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Growers looking for greenhouse space may find what they need at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, where…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:43

First Blue Ridge Breakaway a great success

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Barring relentless rain and a couple of mishaps, the inaugural Blue Ridge Breakaway was a resounding success, according to ride…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:45

A forest guide for the novice

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A new book titled The Forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park serves as a guide to understanding and…
An eight-week course on the Fundamentals of Green Building will be held at Haywood Community College starting Aug. 30. The…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:43

Energy expo to feature sustainable lifestyles

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The tenth annual Southern Energy and Environment Expo this weekend in Asheville will features dozens of programs and exhibits on…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:42

Photographers sought to document trees of the Parkway

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Photographers should get to work now to come up with their best mountain images for the eighth annual Appalachian Mountain…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:39

Foot Rx brings 5K race to Jackson County

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A cross-country style 5K race in Cullowhee sponsored by Foot Rx of Asheville, a running shoe store, will be held…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:29

A few wrong turns on the way to paradise

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I grabbed my guidebook and pen and wrapped my camera in a plastic grocery bag as it started to rain.…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:26

The allure of falling water

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Although most people are drawn to waterfalls, many pause before they can articulate why. For some, it’s the sound of…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:56

A cool summer job

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Internships in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park gave not only students but teachers hands-on experience in science this summer.…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:56

Early registration for Haywood bike race

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Take your passion for cycling to a new level during the Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Blue Ridge Breakaway.…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:55

Wilderness Therapy program starts at SCC

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A new program in Wilderness Therapy at Southwestern Community College caters to a rapidly-expanding sector in the outdoors job field.…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:53

Mount Lyn Lowry tract on Parkway preserved

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A 35-acre tract of forested land next to the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Haywood-Jackson countyline in Balsam has been…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:52

Canoe Club Cup this weekend

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Whitewater clubs from across the Southeast will have their final showdown for the Canoe Club Cup at the Nantahala Outdoor…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:51

Summertime blues

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Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do cause there ain’t enough time for all the summertime blues. And by…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:49

Fishing out of water

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Gary Mann was working as a mortgage banker in Philadelphia when he read Cold Mountain during a trip to the…
A special children’s storytime (adults are welcome) devoted to the elk of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:36

Take your biking indoors

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Too hot to road bike? Why not try a spinning class. While pedaling a stationary bike might not sound like…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:33

New Smokies Audubon chapter forms

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A new Great Smoky Mountains chapter of the National Audubon Society formed just a few months ago but can already…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:31

Parkway to celebrate 75th at Waterrock Knob

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A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.…
Cool off with a snorkeling trip on the Little Tennessee River on Saturday, Aug. 14, while gaining a new perspective…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:29

Cherokee to host popular children’s trout derby

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Hundreds of children will line the banks of the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee this weekend for the annual Talking Trees…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:27

The un-hummingbird

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Toni Mullany of Waynesville sent me an email the other day noting a guest scoping out her phlox. She described…
Monday, 02 August 2010 15:51

Folkmoot 5K race results

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Folkmoot 5K overall results Folkmoot 5K age group results
Volunteers continue knocking out a new section of the Mountains to Sea Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waterrock…
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:16

Park ranger programs offer window on Smokies

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Before summer slips by, take in one of the many ranger guided programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:15

Lake Logan offers cool venue for hot race

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Triathletes from across the country will descend on Lake Logan in Haywood County Aug. 7 and 8. The weekend line-up…
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:14

Talk to highlight convergence of art and nature

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George and Elizabeth Ellison, the artist and naturalist husband-wife team from Bryson City, will give a talk called “Blue Ridge…
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:13

Program to ponder the mystery of Masa

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George Masa was one of the greatest landscape photographers of Western North Carolina, but where he came from and what…