Feeling sprightly in the New Year? Then hit the trails in the Tsali National Forest Recreation Area Jan. 7 with…
The walking trail at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is getting longer thanks to a new one-half mile extension…
If you are in Jackson and Swain counties, it’s time to sign up for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s Master…
Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has received a $239,000 grant from the National Park Service…
Learn how to cut down on winter hay-feeding bills by utilizing winter grazing techniques. A “pasture walk” is set for…
Celebrate the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, by participating in a nighttime walk at 7 p.m. Thursday,…
The seventh annual Run in 2012 5K will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 in Jackson County. The race…
Enjoy the outdoors this Christmas by participating in a series of guided hikes scheduled to take place during the holiday…
Local food sales are predicted to reach $7 billion nationally in 2012, according to a report released last month by…
The Nantahala Gorge Worlds Organizing Committee will celebrate the completion of The Wave on Friday, Dec. 16, with a ceremony,…
Work is under way on the first wildlife habitat enhancement project in Western North Carolina that relies on an outside…
Assault on Black Rock trail race is a go next year in Jackson County, so mark your calendar for Saturday,…
The scenic Cullowhee Valley will serve as the backdrop again when runners from throughout the region gather at Western Carolina…
Award-winning businessperson Meridith Elliot Powell has been selected to join the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Board…
Learn all about bears and bear behavior at a monthly “Green Drinks” social at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14…
Twenty-two high school science teachers from across North Carolina recently visited the Highlands Biological Station for a weekend retreat focusing…
Deer hunters may encounter sick or diseased deer afflicted with hemorrhagic disease this hunting season, according to the N.C. Wildlife…
A collection of handmade books created by Kathrine Cays, artist-in-residence at The Rickman Store in the Cowee community of Macon…
Regional efforts to make highways more beautiful added up to statewide recognition recently when the N.C. Department of Transportation announced…
Get a different view of the Star of Bethlehem Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Astronomical…
Hikers taking the trek across Grandfather Mountain’s ridgeline can now enjoy five new ladders on the Grandfather Trail. The new…
More than 1,800 high-resolution images of U.S. Forest Service history in the region are now available online for public viewing.…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a free, guided tour of its Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery in…
Encouraged by the success of experimental stockings during the last three years, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are…
Land-of-Sky Regional Council has released “Stimulus Stories of Western North Carolina,” a video highlighting the success of the WNC Forest…
The Commission For a Clean County in Haywood County wants to recognize those individuals and organizations that made an outstanding…
Ten years after the first elk touched down in Cataloochee Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has made the…
Steve Troxler, the state’s agriculture commissioner, will be the speaker for the Haywood County’s Friends of Agriculture Breakfast from 7-8…
Haywood County farmers are offering a variety of products this holiday season, including standards such as Christmas trees and wreaths,…
The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will participate in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Friday, Dec. 16.…
Don’t forget you must get written permission from landowners and leaseholders before hunting, fishing or trapping on privately owned, posted…
Run off some of those holiday calories at the inaugural Reindeer Dash 5k and one-mile fun run starting at 9…
Haywood Waterways Authority’s annual banquet will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lambuth Inn, Lake Junaluska.…
The Haywood Waterways Association has spotlighted the farm efforts of Bill Holbrook, a farmer in the Bethel community. Holbrook, who…
Just because winter is here doesn’t mean you have to skip on locally produced foods. Haywood’s Historic Farmers Indoor Winter…
A leading national activist in climate change will visit Asheville as part of the Climate Reality Project at 7 p.m.…
A holiday celebration benefiting Friends of the Smokies will be held at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville starting at 5:30…
A kick-off meeting for developing a regional bicycle plan for Haywood, Jackson, Swain, Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties will…
Learn about wildlife by tapping into Wild South, which offers a wide range of educational wildlife programs through school presentations…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through Jan. 30 for the seventh annual Thomas L. Quay Award. The…
Voluntary land protections have increased by 27 percent over the five-year period from 2005-2010. The first census of land trusts…
Four new landfill gas extraction wells are being drilled at the Green Energy Park in Jackson County, with the resulting…
There are butterfly gardens and wildlife-oriented gardens, so why not reptile and amphibian gardens, too? For people looking to make…
Thanks to cold temperatures, Cataloochee Ski Area began cranking out the snow last Thursday night and by Saturday, the first…
Christmas tree growers from across Western North Carolina are donating Christmas trees as part of the nationwide Trees for Troops…
A ceremonial planting of a potentially blight-resistant chestnut took place earlier this week on the grounds of the North Carolina…
The Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center is now accepting applications for the popular Master Gardener program. The Master Gardener training…
Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead a four-mile hike along the Mingus Creek Trail in the Great Smoky…
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere conference will be held November 15 to 17 in Asheville, bringing together the…
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