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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:53

Improvements coming to Massey Branch Access

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Major reconstruction is underway at the Massey Branch Boat Access Area on Santeetlah Reservoir, meaning the area will be closed…
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:52

Fire damage closes Whitewater Falls

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The Whitewater Falls area of the Nantahala National Forest, near Cashiers, will remain closed indefinitely due to severe wildfire damage. 
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:49

Electric vehicle stations coming to Jackson

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Jackson County will be getting three new electric vehicle charging stations thanks to a grant from Duke Energy.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:42

Environmental camps and competitions benefit from funding

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Summer camps and Envirothon programs in Haywood, Buncombe and Madison counties will benefit from a $25,000 grant awarded to the…
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:41

Duke Energy donates toward firefighting

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The Duke Energy Foundation gave a hand toward supporting firefighters battling wildfires this fall with a $100,000 donation.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:21

Drought diminishes due to rain

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Last week’s rains caused a downgrading of drought designations across the board in Western North Carolina.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:39

State burn ban lifted

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Steady rains over the past week have caused the N.C. Forest Service to lift burning bans for 32 counties, including…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:36

Bird the holidays away

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As December unfolds, birders across the globe will embark on a quest to tally as many birds and species as…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:35

New species named for Fontana

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A new-to-science lichen species discovered in March 2016 has been named after Fontana Dam due to its discovery in the…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:59

Drought disaster declared in Haywood

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Haywood County has been declared a primary disaster area due to drought, making family farms eligible for federal assistance such…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:57

Waynesville Judo Club wins big

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Each of the Waynesville Judo Club’s six members came home with a medal from their Oct. 29 competition at University…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:51

Hemp could be grown in N.C. by 2017

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North Carolina is working to establish rules for a pilot program allowing industrial hemp production, with the newly formed N.C.…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:51

Dicks Creek Fire could become outdoor classroom for WCU

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When the wildfires burning across Western North Carolina are extinguished, Western Carolina University faculty will likely be eying their footprints…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:49

Donation will restore HCC dahlia garden

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After disease wiped out Haywood Community College’s famed dahlia garden this year, the Carolinas Dahlia Society stepped up with a…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:48

Elk volunteers snag support

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The elk viewing experience in the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will get a boost…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:09

Forest fire updates

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Arboretum collecting firefighting donations  Due to heightened fire danger throughout the region, the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville will not have…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:08

Drought disaster declared in Swain and Jackson

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Swain and Jackson counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to losses from the ongoing drought.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:07

Drought increases disease risk in cattle

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Drought conditions are taking their toll on livestock operations in the area, according to Jackson County Cooperative Extension, causing a…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:03

Parkway conservation projects celebrated in new website

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A new website highlighting land protection projects along the North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is up and…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:01

Sustainable forestry an award-winner for EBCI

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was honored for its use of positive-impact forestry on the Qualla Boundary when the…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:04

Annual soil and water poster contest open

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Jackson County students in third through ninth grade will get a chance to share their messages on the importance of…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:02

WCU nabs green school listing

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For the sixth year running, Western North Carolina has been recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:01

New region-wide map focuses on recreation

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A new map is available detailing more than 2 million acres of public forests, parks and scenic byways throughout Western…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:01

Fly-fishing museum gets statewide recognition

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The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians is just over a year old, but it’s already being recognized as…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:57

Conservation easement finalized near Marion

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One of the largest conservation easements to ever be donated by an individual in North Carolina history has been finalized…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:18

Wildlife students recognized with scholarship

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Two Haywood Community College students have been recognized for their leadership, scholarship and dedication to the wildlife management profession with…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:16

N.C. ozone levels measuring up against new federal standard

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With a new, more stringent ozone standard now in effect, North Carolina’s numbers are looking good.
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:09

Widespread burn bans now in effect

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The North Carolina Forest Service has issued a burn ban for 25 Western North Carolina Counties, effective immediately and until…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:08

Campfire restrictions enacted in the Smokies

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Campfires in the backcountry of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a no-go following the park’s decision to issue…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:06

Wildlife rides out the drought

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From his vantage point on the banks of the Tuckasegee River, it’s not that hard for fly fishing guide Alex…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:04

Low water levels cut the season short

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Fontana Lake looks more like a narrow river running through a canyon right now as drought conditions persist across the…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:25

Drought disaster declared in WNC

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 Jackson County has joined five other Western North Carolina counties in receiving designation as a primary natural disaster area due…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:23

Competition raises $220,000 to support military members

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A weekend of outdoor competition raised $220,000 in support of military members and their families at Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:22

Volunteers remove a ton of garbage from Haywood creeks

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More than a ton of trash vanished from Richland and Allens creeks following a volunteer cleanup effort this fall.
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:14

New district ranger named for Pisgah

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The Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest has a new district ranger following the arrival of Dave Casey,…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:10

Five fires burn the Nantahala

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Fire season is just beginning, but already five fires are lighting up the Nantahala National Forest. About 130 people are…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:02

Paddlesports club gets national recognition

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Nantahala Racing Club’s “superior performance and program development” earned it recognition as the American Canoe Association’s 2016 Stroke of Achievement…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:59

HCC lumberjacks take second at competition

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The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team took second place at the 2016 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet this month,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:56

Drought becomes extreme in far western N.C.

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Even as Eastern North Carolina is reeling from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, Western North Carolina is plunging deeper into…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:11

High fire danger prompts burning caution in Western N.C.

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Fire danger is increasing throughout the forests of Western North Carolina, necessitating caution for any kind of outdoor burning. 
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:10

Livestock producers prepare for hay shortage

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Drought is continuing and frost has ended the growing season in much of Western North Carolina, so hay could be…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:06

Locals make strong showing in grueling trail race

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Local athletes figured prominently in the top places for the Naturalist Epic 25K/50K race held Oct. 8, a grueling undertaking…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:04

Smokies celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Smokies came to the Latino communities of Knoxville this month in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, with more…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:04

Grab your waterfall calendar and support WNC

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Seasonal images of Western North Carolina’s most exquisite waterfalls adorn a newly published calendar set to raise money for the…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:02

Map publisher donates to maintain Tsali trails

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A new map of Tsali Trails not only creates a better guide to the nationally known trail system on the…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:01

Environmental, economic leaders converge at WCU

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More than 100 leaders from across Western North Carolina came together at Western Carolina University this month to talk about…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:46

New, free maps show the Smokies in greater detail

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New U.S. Topo maps are out, and the quadrangles covering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park now display trails, campgrounds,…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:45

Take the 100-mile challenge

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A statewide challenge to knock out 100 miles of hiking, walking, running, paddling, skating, horseback riding or rolling a wheelchair…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:37

Elk Bugle Corps gets a boost

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A $3,500 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority will help enrich the elk viewing experience in the Cataloochee…