There is now a new way to access the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park in Avery County following…
Having already claimed the record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, Jennifer Pharr Davis, of Asheville, is now…
The gardens at the Historic Shelton House in Waynesville are now attracting monarch butterflies, thanks to the efforts of the…
Two Pisgah High School students will end their summer in possession of newfound natural resources-related knowledge following the Resource Conservation…
Western North Carolina will have two representatives on the 19-member N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission following a round of appointments by…
A new state law will expand hunters’ ability to pursue their sport on Sundays.
A new science education program will soon launch in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park thanks to a $1 million…
The emerald ash borer has been discovered in Haywood County, making it the 32nd confirmed county to which the invasive…
News of the upcoming solar eclipse has been hard for Western North Carolinians to avoid this season, and the big…
While Western North Carolina is still in the thick of summer 2017, the Haywood County Master Gardeners are already looking…
The team of skilled volunteers that organized the mission to connect with the next generation of park users during the…
The harvest is rolling in, and Haywood Gleaners is looking for volunteers to help get the leftovers from the field…
For the first time in 10 years, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is operating a career development center aimed…
An algal bloom observed in the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake during late June continues to develop, prompting the N.C.…
The Nantahala National Forest is reviewing a proposal from Duke Energy that would allow the company to upgrade its electrical…
A Solar Eclipse Education Program at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will turn high school students into experts…
The number of Haywood County beekeepers is on the rise, and a new honey extraction facility is now available for…
North Carolina now has a position for a dedicated outdoor recreation recruitment director tasked with developing the state’s outdoor recreation…
The new Buy Haywood agritourism guide is now available, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this initiative to promote homegrown Haywood…
A man was airlifted from the Graveyard Fields area of the Pisgah National Forest July 12 after falling 40 feet…
Repairs on the Blue Ridge Parkway will continue through August between mileposts 383 and 389 near Asheville, part of a…
The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame will have six new members when its second-ever class…
After the fall 2016 wildfires concluded, biologists feared that the flames had devastated populations of the rare noonday globe snail…
A restored brownfield property in Franklin is now home to a hive of Carniolan honeybees.
Environmental groups working to improve water quality, aquatic habitat and recreational access recently saw $182,000 in grants from the Pigeon…
The N.C. Division of Water Resources has honored 49 water treatment plants statewide for surpassing federal and state drinking water…
The Whitewater Falls viewing area is on track to reopen by July 4 after being closed since wildfire destroyed it…
Views from the breathtaking Hump Mountain in the Roan Highlands are now protected thanks to a 324-acre purchase the Southern…
A plan to make recreational access to the Chattooga River ecologically sustainable calls for construction of three kayak launch sites,…
A new nationwide outreach program will bring NASA resources to Western North Carolina, with the Fontana Regional Library selected as…
Bear-safe food storage is now mandatory within 1,000 feet of Avery Creek Road following an Emergency Food Storage Order issued…
A recent study quantifying the economic impact of trout fishing showed that 149,000 trout anglers in North Carolina fished 1.6…
Coldwater fisheries will get a boost thanks to a $95,000 grant that Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund awarded to Trout…
Volunteers are needed to help rehabilitate the 6-mile Rainbow Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with workdays…
Results are back from this year’s winter bat surveys in Western North Carolina, and numbers have remained low following the…
The emerald ash borer has made it to Asheville, with its arrival to Craftsman Circle providing the first evidence of…
Planning is underway for the management of 5,329 acres that the Blue Ridge Parkway acquired around Waterrock Knob last year.
Elk will stay out of the crops at the Mountain Farm Museum following construction of a historically accurate fence funded…
The National Forest Foundation has named the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest as a Treasured Landscape, a designation that unlocks funding to…
Proceeds from North Carolina Appalachian Trail license plates resulted in $30,000 worth of awards to 12 projects intended to preserve…
Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods has announced his retirement from the National Park Service following four years in the…
Students from the Haywood Community Learning Center did their part to reduce stormwater runoff through a service project to mark…
In 2016, Blue Ridge Parkway visitors spent $979.3 million in communities near the park, supporting 15,649 jobs for a cumulative…
A 13.9-acre land purchase in Franklin could help expand the Little Tennessee River Greenway. 
A tree planting in celebration of Arbor Day was held at Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville, using rooted cuttings of…
For the first time since March 2016, all 100 counties in North Carolina are free of drought or dry conditions.
Franklin resident Lisa Brown has been named the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Employee of the Year.
A 96-acre timber-harvesting project is underway in the Harmon Den area of the Pisgah National Forest, in Haywood County.
A new movie telling the story of Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer — who broke the Appalachian Trail speed record by hiking…
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