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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:51

Camping in Cataloochee will require forethought

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Cataloochee Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will re-open next year under a new advance reservation system. When…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:49

Ancient road signs

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Having followed Indians trails and routes for decades, I have learned that some fascinating cultural road markers and signpost elements…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:48

Blue Ridge Parkway documentary airs

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A new documentary about the Blue Ridge Parkway will air at 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 on UNC-TV. Documentary filmmaker…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:48

Farmers Market gives thanks to customers

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market will host a customer appreciation event during the last day of its regular season on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:47

Extension offers beef quality certification

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The Cooperative Extension Service in Swain County will hold a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification program for beef cattle producers…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:33

DOT calls for outlandish litter

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The Most Unusual Litter Contest is currently open to all who participate in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s fall Litter…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:32

Deep Creek cleanup planned

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A Deep Creek litter cleanup will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, in conjunction with…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:25

Dangerous trash pulled from the river

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Volunteers with the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River removed old car parts, iron pipes and other trash from Savannah…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:24

HCC Woodsmen take home prize

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The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team took first in the 2010 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:23

Suli Marsh to undergo invasive plant purge

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Approximately 20 volunteers and staff will converge at Suli Marsh on the Little Tennessee River Greenway from 1 to 5…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:22

Jordan named new top ranger

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Clayton Jordan is the new Chief Ranger for Resource and Visitor Protection at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “I…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:22

Panthertown to hold workday

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The Friends of Panthertown will hold its monthly Trail Work Day on Oct. 23. Volunteers should meet at the Salt…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:21

GSMNP’s 10th superintendent dies

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Former Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Merrill D. (Dave) Beal, 84, died on Sept. 21, at his home in…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:20

Haywood Heroes 5K to make first annual debut

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The Haywood Heroes 5K Road Race and 1-mile Fun Run honoring emergency service personnel who gave their lives in the…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:02

Mountain Farm Museum comes to life

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“An Evening on the Farm” will be held at the Mountain Farm Museum on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:01

Stimulus money funds exotic plant eradication

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A team of a dozen people will spend the next three years scouring the Cheoah River corridor in Graham County…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:00

Workshop for environmental activists

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A three-day workshop called “Inspiring Ourselves to Save the Planet: Courage in the Face of Melting Glaciers” will be held…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:59

Author to recount old hunting tales of the Smokies

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Author Bob Plott, an expert on the cultural heritage of the Smokies, will share stories of life during the past…
A poetry reading accompanied by local wines and foods will be held as a fundraiser for the Little Tennessee Watershed…
A new exhibit on the early natural history explorer William Bartram is on display at the Macon County library. The…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:58

Birds of prey on display in the Smokies

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Naturalist Doris Mager, also known as the Eagle Lady, will introduce the public to some of her favorite birds of…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:57

Grants encourage new ways of farming

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Mountain farmers are encouraged to tap into two different grants to expand and diversify what they grow, as well as…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:54

Conservation makes strides in the mountains

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Blue Ridge Forever, a coalition of nine land trusts in the mountains, will exceed its five-year goal of protecting 50,000…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:53

Reunion brings back memories of Fontana town

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The children of workers who constructed the Fontana Dam in the 1940s are holding their annual reunion this week, returning…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:52

Live wolves coming to Maggie

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A program on wolves, featuring a couple of live wolves, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19,…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:36

Rabies vaccine kibbles to be scattered by air

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Raccoons across WNC may stumble upon unexpected tasty treats this week: fish-flavored morsels containing an oral rabies vaccine. More than…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:36

Wildlife-friendly subdivisions encouraged

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the North Carolina chapter of the American…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:35

Paddling put-in on Nantahala gets makeover

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A put-in on the Nantahala River that had seen better days has gotten a stunning new makeover. The put-in at…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:34

Gear up for Franklin’s Halloween Hunard charity bike ride

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Bicyclists, ghosts and goblins will be on the road for the Tour de Franklin “Halloween Hunard” charity bicycle ride on…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:32

Local disc golf course to star in regional tournament

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Parks and rec departments around WNC are jointly hosting a unique disc golf tournament for the first time ever on…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:31

Program to offer armchair journey of Bartram’s Trail

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An outdoor author who embarked on a modern day pilgrimage to follow in the footsteps of William Bartram, a naturalist…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:30

Icelandic National Park connects with the Smokies, Parkway

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are playing host to a visiting entourage from Iceland,…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:27

Shadow of the bear in Jackson County

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The “shadow of the bear,” located in southern Jackson County near Cashiers, will be visible for 30 minutes daily between…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:26

Lace up for the Bethel Half Marathon

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The 17th annual Bethel Half Marathon and 5K race will be held Saturday, Oct. 9. The two routes follow back…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:56

Stop procrastinating and start composting

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A free composting workshop will be held next week by the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Jackson and Swain counties. Learn…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:55

Monarch migration in full flight

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Witness the fall migration of monarch butterflies and learn about their spectacular 3,000-mile journey from naturalists with Wild South during…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:54

Meet the fastest bird on the planet

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Visitors to Gorges State Park will have the opportunity to get a close look at two peregrine falcons, Seymour and…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:52

Take a trip back in time with Roosevelt and Muir

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A performance depicting John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt called the “The Tramp and the Roughrider” will be held at…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:51

Cherokee 5k to benefit cancer foundation

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The Chief’s Challenge, a 2-mile race in Cherokee, will be held 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 5 to benefit the Madison…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:49

Walk, run or relay in Power of Pink race

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The Power of Pink race will be held in Haywood County on Saturday, Oct. 30, to raise money for mammograms…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:43

Celebrate Appalachian heritage, Oct. 2

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The Cradle of Forestry annual fall festival will celebrate the rich forest heritage of Western North Carolina with the traditions…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:42

HCC to compete in lumberjack competition at Cradle of Forestry

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Lumberjacks — and lumberjills — will chop, saw and axe their way to the finish line during the Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:41

From farm to school

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Participants in the recent Farm to School workshop at Shelton Family Farms in Jackson County whipped up salsa using farm-fresh produce from the…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:40

Seed swap at annual gardeners meet in Sylva

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A seed swap and plant exchange will be held at the Jackson County Farmers Market in downtown Sylva from 10…
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 20:00

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years at Camp Daniel Boone

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The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years of scouting this weekend with a camporee at Camp Daniel Boone…
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:59

Elk excursion to include ranger talk

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A field trip to view the elk rut season in Cataloochee Valley will be held by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust…
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:58

Net-wielding volunteers sought for butterfly and bird research

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Monarch butterflies are migrating through the mountains on their way to Mexico for the winter, and volunteers are needed to…
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:56

Help harvest a garden for a good cause

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The Haywood County Meals on Wheels Community Garden is seeking volunteers to help harvest potatoes at the Johnson Farm Road…
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:56

Take a tour of off-the-grid farm living

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A tour of an off-the-grid, sustainable farm and homestead in Macon County will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2. Lara…