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Petitions bearing nearly half a million signatures urging protection of the endangered red wolf made their way to the U.S.…
Native Americans will soon be allowed to gather plants on national park land for traditional purposes following the National Park…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:26

Ginseng lottery open

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The lottery is open for permits to harvest one of Western North Carolina’s most valuable plants. 
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:25

LEGO masterpieces celebrate the natural world

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Nature-inspired LEGO creations will add an extra incentive to hit up the N.C. Arboretum the next few months, with the…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:25

Sylva teen to compete in national angling competition

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A Sylva teen is preparing to prove himself on the national stage of fly-fishing after qualifying for the U.S. Youth…
Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will get a makeover thanks to a $250,000 grant that supporters of the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:28

Comments sought on A.T. campsite construction

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Fifteen new tent sites could go in along the Appalachian Trail on its route through the Standing Indian Basin in…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:26

Croquet group starts in Waynesville

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A croquet group has formed in Waynesville, meeting 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Vance Street Park.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:25

Insect affecting WNC white pines

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A tiny insect is being blamed for declining health in eastern white pine trees in six North Carolina counties including…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:23

Severe drought comes to WNC

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For the first time since September, severe drought is affecting North Carolina — including portions of Haywood, Jackson, Macon and…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:22

Greenway bridge open in Jackson

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A new bridge allowing access to the Jackson County greenway’s terminus at Locust Creek is now open to pedestrians, marking…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:20

Land conserved on Cold Mountain

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The Cold Mountain Game Lands in Haywood County will likely get larger following a 162-acre purchase by the Southern Appalachian…
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:14

Zahner lecture series kicks off

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The Zahner Conservation Lecture Series at the Highlands Nature Center kicks off its initial program on July 7
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:09

Adopt a stream

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Volunteers are wanted to help keep Haywood’s streams free of trash by adopting a section to clean once per year. 
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:08

New water slide is higher, faster

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A new slide has been installed at the water park at the Waynesville Recreation Center.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:06

Arboretum works on pollinator hospitality

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The nation holds only seven Bee Campus USA gardens, and now the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville is one of them.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:04

Man finishes lap of the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Ray Russell recently finished nearly a month of running with his arrival at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s end in Cherokee.…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:39

Sylva earns national recognition as a green town

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Sylva earned recognition for its efforts to be clean and sustainable when the travel site named it the fourth…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:35

HCC qualifies for national championship

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Haywood Community College’s Bass Fishing Team recently competed in the 2016 Carhartt College Eastern Regional Bassmaster Tournament where teammates Ryan…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:33

Jackson declared Premier Trout Fishing Destination

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Jackson County won’t officially become the North Carolina Trout Capital this year, but legislators expressed their support of the county’s…
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:00

Go all-out with Lake Logan races

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The Lake Logan Multisport Festival will bring in athletes galore for the 11th year running with its lineup of events…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:12

Get outside on National Trails Day

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Every year, America’s hiking trails get their moment to shine with the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. This year’s…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:18

Kids get creative with waterways

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Haywood County’s young artists got some recognition for the T-shirt designs they dreamed up to celebrate Kids in the Creek,…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:17

Local runners take top spots in half marathon

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Runners from up and down the East Coast converged on Waynesville this month to try their stride at the Gateway…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:17

Park Service archives get new home

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A new home for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s collection of artifacts and archives recently opened its doors in…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:16

Cashiers gets second farmer market

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A new farmers market will launch in Cashiers this week, providing a weekly supply of local foods from 3 to…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:15

See birds of prey up close

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An up-close glimpse of creatures such as the Eastern screech owl and Northern bald eagle will show birds of prey…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:14

Old-time remedies explained

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See old-time remedies in action with a demonstration by Smokies naturalist Ila Hatter, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:13

Trout waters open

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Delayed-harvest trout waters will open for the summer on Saturday, June 4, giving anglers the chance to catch a dinner…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:12

WCU tops ‘best-of’ list for outdoors colleges

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Western Carolina University came in on top in an online magazine poll looking for the region’s premiere outdoor adventure college.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:58

NOC paddler to appear in summer Olympics

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When Team U.S.A. marches into the Olympic stadium this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Opening Ceremonies of…
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:51

Sculpture winds through WCU trails

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A nature-based sculpture project launched by Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum aims to feature outdoors art while promoting discussion…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:51

Hot Springs fire contained

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The verdict is in on a fire that had been blazing for two weeks near Hot Springs — after burning…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:51

Hanging Dog Campground reopens on trial basis

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After two years of closure, Hanging Dog Campground in Cherokee County has reopened through a collaborative effort between the county…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:49

Get the cheat sheet to buy local

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Growing season has arrived in Western North Carolina, and the new Local Food Guide from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:48

Trail mapping project earns award for tribal member

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A Cherokee woman received recognition from the environmental organization Wild South for her tireless work with a project to map…
Closure of some trails will soon take effect in DuPont State Recreational Forest to protect the blue ghost firefly, a…
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:38

Top 100 in Smokies history named

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Throughout its journey from concept to reality to regional treasure, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has drawn the support…
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:34

Tour the best of Haywood’s gardens this summer

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The best blooms and greenery in Haywood County will be on display with this year’s Haywood County Garden Tour Saturday,…
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:33

New maps ‘unlock’ Tsali’s epic trail system

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Newbies to Tsali Recreation Area in Graham County will have an easier time navigating the 37-mile trail network thanks to…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:34

Whitewater club gets a boost from grants

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The Nantahala Racing Club has landed nearly $45,000 in grants for the 2016 season, encouraging the Swain County nonprofit in…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:33

Bear baiting rules loosened

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Bear hunters can now use unprocessed food as bait for a larger part of the hunting season, according to temporary…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:29

Firefly lottery opens

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A lottery to see the synchronous fireflies light up the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will open at noon Friday,…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:28

Fire danger high

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Fire danger is high in North Carolina, with low humidity and lack of rain over the past few weeks resulting…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:26

Elkmont building in Smokies burns

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Nature knocked an item off the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s to-do list when a fire sparked a structure in…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:25

Ozone season is here

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It’s ozone season in North Carolina again, that time of year when warm weather and pollution can combine to result…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:16

Watershed moments

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Elizabeth Vickery, a senior at Western Carolina University, peers into a dip net along with Cullowhee Valley Elementary School student…
A Swain County fishing guide has left his rod behind to embark on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, aiming to raise…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:12

Waynesville men come out on top in Alaska motor adventure

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A pair of Waynesville men are home after a third-place finish in the harrowing Alcan 5000 motor vehicle race across…