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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:14

Rare salamander found in new area

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The rare green salamander had never been documented in the Highlands area before, but a September excursion to the Overflow…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:26

Thanksgiving events planned at Fontana

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A week of fall fun will celebrate Thanksgiving at Fontana Village, with a schedule of events including hiking, hunting and…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:25

Franklin wants help with bike and pedestrian planning

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A survey to find out what can be done to make walking and biking in Franklin easier and safer is…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:25

Trout Unlimited donation will help Smokies trout

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Fish habitat and the brook trout populations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got a $19,000 boost thanks to…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:17

Federal bill could change funding for outdoor rec projects

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If a bill recently introduced to Congress passes, a federal fund used to support parks and open spaces across the…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:16

Former Congressman Taylor recognized for forestry career

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Former Congressman and Brevard resident Charles H. Taylor was recently named 2015 North Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year by…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:15

Ski season starts at Cataloochee

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Cataloochee Ski Area opened for the winter last weekend, kicking off the first run of the season at 8:30 a.m.…
In response to public opposition to its proposed 45-mile Foothills Transmission Line, Duke Energy has settled on a revised plan…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:48

Outdoor camp celebrates its friends

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A celebration for friends of Outdoor Mission Camp, based in Maggie Valley, will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12,…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:45

N.C. Arboretum lights up for the holidays

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More than 200,000 LED lights will illuminate the gardens of the N.C. Arboretum starting Nov. 20 for the second annual…
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:39

Information sought in national forest vandalism

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Vandalism in the Nantahala National Forest has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to offer a monetary reward for information about…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 16:37

New guides demystify elk viewing, road biking in Haywood

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A pair of new guides to the outdoors in Haywood County, produced by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, will…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:16

Haywood students to get creative with trash

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A competition challenging students to take their best stab at trash sculpture aims to get Haywood County teens thinking about…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:14

Take a guided hike to Chimney Tops with its trail engineer

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A strenuous hike to one of the most unique peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will also include…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:12

Tuck accesses to close for construction

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The Barkers Creek and Locust Creek River access points in Jackson County will close over for construction over the coming…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:10

WNC’s biggest bear

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One of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country — the Shadow of the Bear — is now visible…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:09

Game land management plans available online

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Final versions of management plans for seven North Carolina game lands, including Sandy Mush Game Lands in Madison and Buncombe…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:06

New Bryson City fishing pier finds easy popularity

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A handicapped-accessible fishing pier along the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City was dedicated this fall. It is located beside…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:26

The Eagle Lady says goodbye to Blue Ridge School

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Nearly 200 people gathered at Blue Ridge School this month to hear a parting presentation from Doris Mager, known around…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:23

Long absent lake sturgeon returned to North Carolina

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Absent for more than half a century, lake sturgeon returned to North Carolina waters as more than 3,000 fish were…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:21

Nominees sought for new Forest Service committee

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A new committee focused on revisiting recreation fees in national forests in 13 southern states and Puerto Rico is seeking…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:21

Forest Management Plan informational meetings scheduled

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A pair of public meetings outlining the next steps of the plan revision process for the Nantahala and Pisgah national…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:20

Be bear aware

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It’s a scarce year for the fall foods such as acorns and grapes that bears depend on to prepare for…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:18

Bat week in the park

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It’s bat week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and park rangers are celebrating by setting up bat information…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:49

Little T basin honored for aquatic diversity

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The Little Tennessee River Basin got national attention last week when it was named the first Native Fish Conservation Area…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:40

Renovations at Max Patch Pond complete

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Anglers at Max Patch Pond have better fishing opportunities now that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Forest…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:38

N.C. on track to meet new ozone standard

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North Carolina is on track to meet the new ozone compliance standard, with the entire state currently meeting the new,…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:35

Prescribed burn planned near Cataloochee

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A 600-acre prescribed burn near Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will start soon, perhaps as early…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:35

Share the woods during hunting season

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Hunting season is underway in Western North Carolina, with bear season opening Oct. 12. Bear season opened last week and…
Doris Mager, known as “The Eagle Lady,” will celebrate her 90th birthday by giving a birds of prey program at…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:35

Pumpkin pursuit returning to NOC

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A celebration of all things fall will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Nantahala Outdoor Center. 
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

NC ranks high in clean energy job growth

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North Carolina came in fifth nationwide in a recent ranking of states that added jobs in clean energy and clean…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

DENR blog keeps tabs on environmental news

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The N.C. Department of Environment Quality, formally known as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, now has a blog…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:31

North Carolina all caught up on rainfall

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After receiving more than three months’ worth of rainfall in the course of one week, North Carolina is not experiencing…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:30

Boxwood disease found in Jackson and Macon

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A serious boxwood disease known as boxwood blight, Calonec­tria pseudonaviculata, has been confirmed on the Highlands Plateau in Macon and…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:28

State solar tax credit to disappear

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The North Carolina Legislature did not renew the state’s solar tax credit, which will now expire on Dec. 31. 
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:27

New mile-markers at Lake J

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Thanks to an Eagle Scout project from 14-year-old Talbryn Porter, the Lake Junaluska walking path is now sporting new mile…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:25

Apple-picking for a good cause

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Kids who want to lend a hand toward feeding the hungry can help harvest the season’s left-over apples from a…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:23

See the Chimney at night

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A nocturnal, kid-friendly Halloween event will give visitors a rare glimpse of Chimney Rock State Park at night, 7:30 to…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:00

Town of Waynesville holds fall mulch sale

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Waynesville will have compost and double-ground mulch available for pickup from 8 a.m. to noon at the town yard waste…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:39

Migration Celebration an event for all ages

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The public is invited to join scientists and members of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee for the annual…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:28

Find the fitness routine that works for you

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The Healthy Haywood Fitness Challenge will kick off Monday, Oct. 12.  The program — which runs through Nov. 23 —…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:27

Peek through a window into campsites past

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A recreation of what a campsite from 100 years ago would look like will be on Saturday, Oct. 10, at…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:25

Take in the view on Purchase Knob hike

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A hike taking in the views from Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the…
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…