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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:24

Fly clinic to cater to disabled veterans

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An afternoon of fly-fishing related clinics for disabled veterans will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9,…
Many an 85th birthday has been observed with a simple gathering of friends and family sharing cake and memories, but…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:21

Carolina Bonsai Expo to celebrate 20 years

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A nationally recognized bonsai tree expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at the North Carolina Arboretum in…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:19

Smokies has new chief ranger

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s district ranger for the Tennessee side of the park, Steve Kloster, has been named…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:28

Put a halt on whirling disease

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With whirling disease confirmed in North Carolina, the Tuckaseigee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning an informational session on…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:27

Loan program for agriculture storage

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A program aimed at making it easier for farmers to upgrade their storage facilities — from barns to cold-storage to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:12

Mapping fall color

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A new map from Appalachian State University’s Michael Denslow gives a visual prediction of fall color’s schedule in the mountains,…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:07

Zombie apocalypse comes to WCU

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The fastest runners at the Zombie 5K Race Chase Saturday, Oct. 31, will have survival of the zombie apocalypse to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:06

Pro paddlers headed for NOC

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Elite slalom paddlers from across the U.S. will converge at Nantahala Outdoor Center this month for the 2015 USA Canoe…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:05

Smokies area closed to protect bats

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The Whiteoak Sink area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed through March 31 to protect the bats…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:04

$50K awarded to help save hemlocks

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The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is hoping that the $50,000 worth of grants it recently awarded will help restore North Carolina’s…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:03

Trout waters catch-and-release only until summer

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Seasonal restrictions on trout harvesting will go into effect in the western counties on Thursday, Oct. 1, meaning that anglers…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:02

Emerald ash borer quarantine now statewide

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Emerald ash borers have been found in more North Carolina counties, prompting Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to place the entire…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:01

Bryson gears up to celebrate fly fishing

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A festival celebrating all things fly fishing will liven up Bryson City Saturday, Oct. 10, just as the mountains come…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:16

Haywood wants a share of cycling tourists

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Since the first wheels starting turning in 2010’s inaugural Blue Ridge Breakaway bike ride, cycling has been picking up speed…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:07

Signs pinpoint greenway opportunities in Haywood

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The results of a plan to install signs demystifying Haywood’s disjointed collection of greenway paths will be unveiled at a…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:06

Kid-friendly event celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

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A family-friendly event celebrating fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26,…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:04

LTLT named river champion

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee was named the Tennessee River Champion of the year by the Tennessee Valley…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:03

Film showcasing forestry’s WNC roots premiers on UNC-TV

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A documentary telling the story of Dr. Carl Schenck, the German forester who managed the Biltmore Estate’s forests and helped…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:02

Conservation award nominations open

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Nominations are open to recognize the people and businesses most instrumental in promoting conservation this year for MountainTrue’s annual awards. …
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:01

Pink it up: annual race raises money for mammograms

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It’s time to get ready for a relay, race and walking event raising money for breast cancer detection, coming up…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:00

Referendum on tobacco assessment coming up

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On Nov. 19, North Carolina tobacco growers will get to choose whether to continue paying 10 cents per 100 pounds…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:59

Free annual National Park passes offered to fourth-graders

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway are always free to enter, but fourth grade students have…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:56

Water quality monitors wanted

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People wanting to get wet while volunteering to keep an eye on water quality in local streams have a chance…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:55

Symposium to explore mountain plant lore

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The annual symposium “Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground” at Western Carolina University will be held on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:53

Smokies rangers battle graffiti

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With the fall season coming, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is gearing up to guard against graffiti — lasting…
Clad in his signature overalls, Joe Smiley leaned on his rake, taking in the tranquil late-summer scene: pie-pans strung among…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:28

Make hiking a family affair

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From Georgia to Maine, outings celebrating Family Hiking Day will provide opportunities to explore the Appalachian Trail the weekend of…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:26

Fall ranger programs start up in the Smokies

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It’s once more fall in the Smokies, and that means a reboot of ranger programs to reflect the season. The…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:25

Experience the elk rut

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An excursion to witness the peak of the elk rut in Cataloochee Valley will set out Wednesday, Sept. 23, part…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:20

Wild poses

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This great horned owl is among the stunning wildlife photography of Ed and Cindy Boos on display this month at…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:18

NOC closes out season with gear crazy GAF

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A weekend featuring games, music, rafting, bike competitions and plenty more will comprise Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual Guest Appreciation Festival…
People on food assistance can make their money go further when buying produce at the Historic Haywood Farmers Market in…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:07

Bird flu fears cause farm tour cancellation

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Fears of introducing the bird flu to North Carolina farms prompted the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to cancel its annual…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:05

Peek into camping trips past

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A showcase of restored vintage camping trailers will raise money for Haywood Waterways Association’s youth education programs, 11 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:03

All hail the monarch butterfly

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Throughout the United States, monarch butterflies are an iconic sight. Their striking orange-and-black pattern, their annual 3,000-mile flight south to…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:02

Eagle eye

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A pair of young archers recently earned bragging rights at the 4-H West District Shooting Sports Tournament.
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:01

Lake J’s Inspiration Point unmasked

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Inspiration Point — a garden on the grounds of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center tucked away near the Lambuth…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 13:59

New land conservation projects completed in Haywood

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More than 200 acres in the Sandy Mush area — located at the convergence of Haywood, Buncombe and Madison counties…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:36

“A Walk in the Woods” movie hits theaters

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A movie chronicling the adventure of a pair of middle-aged men attempting to hike the Appalachian Trail hits the theaters…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:34

Spectacular fall color predicted for WNC

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Drier-than-normal conditions during 2015 will translate into one of the best shows of fall color in years, according to Western…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:32

Hiker’s death likely a suicide, autopsy says

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The death of a prominent Sylva hiker whose body was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:30

Give litter the boot

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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:29

Fundraiser to support Cullowhee River Park

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A fundraiser to support the effort to create a river park along the Tuckasegee River in Cullowhee will be held…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:26

Paddling competition coming to Cullowhee

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A family-friendly paddling competition featuring a variety of categories will be held on a flatwater portion of the Tuckasegee River…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:59

Granting opportunity available for farmers

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Grants to help famers offset the risk of trying something new are available through the WNC Agricultural Options program, which…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:44

Comment period still open on fracking drinking water study

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The public comment period for a 1,000-page study of the effects of hydraulic fracturing — known as “fracking” — on drinking…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:43

Monarch migration takes center stage

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A talk on the migration of monarch butterflies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Highlands Nature Center will…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:42

Energy audit earns WCU students top prize

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A student-conducted energy audit of Western Carolina University won first place at the Appalachian Energy Summit in Boone, marking the…