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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:30

Families meet the outdoors during adventure day

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Families can discover how the great outdoors exists in their own backyards during “Outdoor Adventure Day,” from 10 a.m. until…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:29

Plant sales in full force this spring

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Several plant sales are coming up for gardeners and flower lovers. • Haywood Community College will hold a Spring Plant…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:28

Celebrate new bike trails at Jackrabbit

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The grand opening of a 14.5-mile trail system near Hayesville in Clay County is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:27

Grove Park Inn makes way for onsite NOC adventure outpost

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Nantahala Outdoor Center and The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa have unveiled plans for NOC’s Basecamp Asheville, solidifying a…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:27

Great Garlic Mustard challenge on the Appalachian Trail

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help remove the invasive weed garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from the trail’s…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:26

Look up Friday night and marvel the night sky

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A meteor shower with up to 20 meteors per hour will happen Friday night, April 22. The most meteors are…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:26

Want to take photos this good?

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Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Vistas will be featured in an upcoming Field Photo Program by Bob Grytten beginning May 17 to…
Richland Creek is now teaming with new inhabitants raised by Haywood County students in classroom fish tanks. After feeding and…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:58

Macon birding hike follows Little Tennessee

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and the Franklin Bird Club will host a bird outing at the Tessentee…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:57

Recycle cell phones

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In honor of Earth Day, Steve and Mary Abranyi of Green Mountain Builders & Realty Group are collecting unused cell…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:56

Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days at NOC

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The annual Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days are set for April 15-17 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The competition in…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:55

Tour de Cashiers rolls on April 30

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More than 200 riders are expected to participate in the 19th anniversary of the annual Tour de Cashiers on April…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:54

Sponsored bicycle rides begin in Haywood

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BicycleHaywoodNC is sponsoring group rides for new and newly returning bicycle riders. The focus of the rides will be to…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Mushroom workshop planned for April 14

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A workshop on preparing shiitake or oyster mushroom long will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Cherokee Runners Organization seek sponsorships for race

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The Cherokee Runners Organization is seeking sponsors for its first Cherokee Runners Moonlight Race 5K Run/Walk, which will take place…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Help clean-up Panthertown Valley

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The Friends of Panthertown and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will hold a clean-up day along trails in Panthertown Valley at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Junior ranger day set for April 16

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate its fifth-annual National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:48

Visitor center state-of-the-art earth friendly

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Tom Robbins came out of retirement for two months to help the National Park Center open up the new Oconaluftee…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:58

Poetry contest for Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree” … wait, that’s been done, hasn’t it?…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:57

Stocked trout season has arrived

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Fishermen took to the creeks and rivers last weekend with the opening of hatchery-supported trout waters. The N.C. Wildlife Resources…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:56

Fontana bass fishing tournament

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The annual Fontana Classic Bass Tournament will be held April 9 and 10, a chance for anglers to compete for…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:56

Spring brings trout stocking and U.S. championship

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The Western North Carolina Fly-fishing trail is being stocked with 49,400 trout up through June, with the U.S. National Fly…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:55

Racers get ready for Lake Junaluska duathlon

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Local athletes who enjoy the challenging combination of a mountain-terrain duathlon — a 2.2-mile run, followed by a 20-mike bike…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:54

Looks like this race is a winner

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The Lilly of the Valley half-marathon attracted a whopping 164 runners last weekend, triple what organizers expected for the inaugural…
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…