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Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:14

Audio tour brings the Smokies to life

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A new audio tour for the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee will give visitors to the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:13

Smokies visitation high at Cherokee

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Visitation has been strong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year, with numbers for the first six months…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:11

Bug Apetit - a tasteful discussion about insects

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Ever looked at a six-legged creature and thought of dinner? A program by “bug chef” Zack Lemann will explore the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:10

Paddle tour of Lake Junaluska offered

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A paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:54

Macon Heritage fest to feature Plott hound lore

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Learn about the fabled bear hunting dog — the Plott Hound — during a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:53

Stocking suspended after disease found in trout

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Whirling disease has been confirmed in rainbow trout in the Watauga River in the Banner Elk area, and biologists are…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:52

Swain officer wins state boating award

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A Bryson City man has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Brian Cookston, a…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:51

Experience life on the top

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A guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:49

Get schooled in wilderness

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A fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:48

Show off your horse, tractor and truck at the Haywood fair

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The Haywood County Fair is coming up, and with it some opportunity for friendly competition. Consider putting your hat in…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:05

A look inside the museum

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Step inside Cherokee’s newest museum, and the scent of freshly cut wood and tranquil lighting will immediately greet you with…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:04

From pies to model planes, Haywood Fair calls entries

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It’s that time again — get together your best garden produce and crafty handiwork to enter in the Haywood County…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:03

Smokies offers hands-on science for high school interns

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Several local teenagers were among those who recently completed a six-week internship in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:59

Bird flu fears trigger precautionary measures

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Fears that the bird flu could spread to North Carolina have prompted the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:59

Ash killer arrives in WNC, firewood must stay put in Graham

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Emerald ash borers recently found in a Graham County trap mark the invasive insect’s first appearance in Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:58

Panthertown gets improved parking area

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Improvements to the crowded trailhead parking on the east side of Panthertown Valley, a recreation area in the Nantahala National…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:56

Public comment open for state wildlife plan

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A plan to guide wildlife management in North Carolina for the next 10 years is being developed and public input…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:07

Race Waynesville’s Main Street Mile

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A 1-mile race through downtown Waynesville on Friday, Aug. 21, will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, S.C.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:07

Franklin gardens a home for wildlife

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Several Franklin property owners have made it a priority to garden with wildlife in mind, earning recognition from the National…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:05

Feds decide to put hold on wolf program

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Reintroductions of endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina will cease for the rest of 2015 following a decision by…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:04

Have a wild time at the library

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The animals of Balsam Mountain Trust will make the rounds next week in a pair of library programs in Waynesville…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:02

Celebrate solar at Innovation Brewing

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Fans of solar are invited to toast the success of a solar energy initiative launched in the mountains this spring…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:39

Sunday hunting now OK in North Carolina

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Sunday hunting with firearms will now be legal on private property following passage of the Outdoor Heritage Act by the…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:38

New guide highlights the best of Haywood’s homemade

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The new agritourism guide for Haywood County is out, highlighting farmers markets, plant nurseries, pick-your-own farms, roadside produce stands, Christmas…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:37

Hendersonville woman becomes 50th person to hike the MST

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The tally of people who have hiked the entire 1,150-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail reached 50 when Lorie Hansen, of Hendersonville, took…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:07

Trail work causes closures in the Smokies

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Trails in the Forney Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Bryson City will be closed this…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:06

Tribe earns award for greenhouse project

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A newly completed greenhouse project in Cherokee earned the tribe recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency this summer. 
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:04

What is white-nose syndrome?

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If you’ve heard rumor of an ecological catastrophe called white-nose syndrome, a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:03

Take a road trip on the Jackson farm tour

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From shitakes to goats to greenhouses, farms and gardens in Jackson County will let the public in for a behind-the-scenes…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:27

Lake Junaluska shoreline to become more stable

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A $3,360 grant from The Fund for Haywood County will allow Haywood Waterways Association to do some work on the…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:27

Man dies in kayaking accident

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A man paddling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Wednesday (July 1) died after his kayak capsized. Kenneth…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:25

Cherokee welcomes four-legged athletes

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DockDogs to be held in Cherokee July 10-12, will showcase three days of leaping dogs doing tricks in mid-air while…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:24

Hazel Creek area reopen following bear attack

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Backcountry trails and campsites are open again in the Hazel Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for…
A program titled “4,000 Reasons to Love (and Protect) Native Bees” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16,…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:20

Wildlife to sweep Sapphire

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Mountain Wildlife Days will return to Sapphire Valley Resort outside Cashiers July 17-18 this year, bringing plenty of opportunity to…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:28

Ginseng lottery open

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Ginseng collectors have until July 15 to put their names in the hat for the U.S. Forest Service’s annual lottery…
A pilot education program for food pantries and other emergency food providers will hold a series of training classes from…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:27

Senior walking group forming in Haywood

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Seniors interested in getting out for an early morning walk this summer are wanted for a now-forming group through the…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:24

The low-down on lightning

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Lightning is one of nature’s most ephemeral forces, but scientists are still able to detect and measure these electrical displays.…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:22

Remembering the old ways

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By Wil Shelton • SMN Intern For Whittier resident Anne Hill, sharing the history of Appalachia goes far beyond the realm…
By Wil Shelton • SMN Intern For Jeff Alt and his family, hiking is more a lifestyle than a hobby. “After…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:12

Get the scoop on native plants

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University, a four-day event featuring more…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:10

Canton riverbank gets a makeover

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A much-used riverbank in the Canton Recreation Park is now a lot more stable, thanks to a protection project recently…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:09

Become a Junior Ranger

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A lineup of summer programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will give young park-lovers the chance to earn…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:08

Queen honored for environmental advocacy

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The N.C. League of Conservation Voters named Rep. Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, as its 2015 Representative of the Year in…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:06

Cause of hiker’s death still unknown

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The National Park Service is still waiting on the results of an autopsy looking into the cause of hiker Jenny…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:28

Unveiling Horace Kephart

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A pair of programs about Horace Kephart, an adopted son of the Smokies who captured the culture of mountaineers in…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:28

Swain gets second farmers market day

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The Swain County Farmers Market is branching out, this week launching a second market day 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:27

Annual bike ride to remember the Trail of Tears underway

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Seven Cherokee cyclists from North Carolina are in the midst of a 950-mile bike ride to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, an annual…