Record-breaking hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis completed her 1,175-mile adventure on the Mountains-to-Sea trail Saturday, Nov. 18, just in time for…
A $20,000 donation to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont from Brookfield Renewable will give low-income kids in the…
A multi-year effort to restore forest landscapes in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest has won the…
North Carolina’s Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act Program has hit its 20th anniversary, and since that time the program has handled…
After raising more than half a million dollars to protect 50 pristine acres in the Fires Creek watershed, Mainspring Conservation…
Clingmans Dome Tower reopened from a closure for rehabilitation work on Wednesday, Nov. 15, but access will be short-lived —…
After 18 hours of snowmaking, Cataloochee Ski Area opened for the winter on Monday, Nov. 20.
Ongoing efforts to revitalize the Franklin River District gained momentum this week when Mainspring Conservation Trust purchased a polluted site…
Reconstruction has begun to replace the wooden roof of the historic Wayah Bald Fire Tower, which burned up in the…
Conservation of 147 acres at Stevens Creek, a quiet cove on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…
A $3,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will help the Highlands Nature Center support its robust school outreach program.
Unleashed dogs have become a safety issue in the Bent Creek Area of the Pisgah National Forest, prompting the U.S.…
Nominations for this year’s Southern Trout Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame include several anglers from the Smokies region,…
The Pisgah National Forest logged the most volunteer hours of any other national forest in 2016, earning Pisgah the Volunteer…
Robbinsville resident Dick Evans received the Benton MacKaye Trail Association’s highest honor at the organization’s recent 2017 Annual Meeting.
For the first time, vehicles can drive the entire 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway from Walland to Wears Valley,…
A recent purchase of 149 acres by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has added to a contiguous block of protected…
MountainTrue and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy are partnering to ensure that the emerald ash borer doesn’t cause the majestic ash…
Sunny Point Café in Asheville is joining forces with Friends of the Smokies to raise money for radio and emergency…
North Carolina set a record low for number of unhealthy ozone days with the close of the 2017 season Oct.…
Frosty temperatures Sunday night into Monday, Oct. 30, brought the first snow of the season to high elevations in the…
Paddling legend Bunny Johns was inducted into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame this fall for her sport-changing facilitation of…
Highlands Biological Station Director James Costa recently traveled to London to receive the silver Alfred Russel Wallace medal recognizing his…
A dozen students studying everything from mountaintop forests to river basins are currently living at the Highlands Biological Station, enrolled…
More than 900 young spruce trees were planted in the Black Balsam area of the Pisgah National Forest this fall,…
The first project of the Town of Waynesville Arboretum has celebrated its first full year of growth and blooming, with…
Haywood County Special Olympics held its first Fall Games Celebration Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Waynesville Recreation Center, honoring the…
The Haywood Community College Lumberjack Team placed first out of 10 teams in this year’s John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s…
Waynesville native Christopher Lile is on his way to Madagascar for three months following his graduation from Gardner-Webb University this…
Western Carolina University has been listed as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges on the continent — for the…
A $2,650 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority will help improve the experience of visitors journeying to Cataloochee…
Friends of Panthertown is hoping to learn more about the people who do — or may someday — serve as…
A $500,000 pledge has brought Mainspring Conservation Trust within sight of the finish line to conserving 50 acres of private…
For the first time in nearly a year, the Chimney Tops Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is…
Sales of Friends of the Smokies license plates brought in $230,000 over the first half of 2017, a 6 percent…
Three Western North Carolina properties are among those to be protected through $3.28 million in grants recently awarded by the…
A recent dam removal on Santeetlah Creek in the Nantahala National Forest is allowing native fish to return to high-quality…
More than 600 pounds of apples wound up in the pantries of people in need thanks to the efforts of…
The Pinnacle Park Foundation and Friends of Panthertown Valley got some help with trail maintenance this month, thanks to a…
This year’s autumn display is likely to be a colorful one, according to Western Carolina University fall foliage forecaster Beverly…
A rare case of rabies in a deceased deer has been confirmed in Cherokee County.
A new agreement will allow students from three area schools to co-enroll at the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center,…
People displaced by flooding in Texas and neighboring states will be able to stay in U.S. Forest Service campgrounds for…
Friends of the Smokies’ 23rd annual telethon Aug. 23 raised $208,321 in donations to support the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Volunteers are needed to help with efforts to overhaul the Rainbow Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
An increase in bear encounters in Panthertown and along the Appalachian Trail through the Nantahala National Forest has resulted in…
A group of 13 emergency responders made a 15-mile hike this month to place new wayfinding signs at trail intersections…
A 50-75-foot fall from Moore Cove Falls in the Pisgah National Forest left a man dead Wednesday, Aug. 23. According…
A potentially harmful algal bloom continues to grow in parts of Fontana Lake, and state officials are warning people to…
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