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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…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:42

Wildlife program at HCC earns five-year reaccreditation

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Haywood Community College recently got word that its fish and wildlife management technology program has received five more years of…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:41

New members join land trust board

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Four new members will join the 18-member board of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, a Franklin-based nonprofit focused on…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:40

Smokies telethon a success

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Hundreds of callers, online donors and private sponsors teamed up to raise $202,351 for work in the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:40

Stocking will resume in N.C. trout waters

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Stocking will resume in North Carolina’s hatchery-supported trout waters now that testing for whirling disease in fish raised at Marion…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:39

Take fly tying to the next level

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Budding fly tyers looking to get beyond the basics may enjoy a second-level fly-tying class at the Pisgah Center for…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:38

Making way for rare juniper and locust species

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A small study on Satulah Mountain near Highlands hopes to shed light on what might be responsible for poor reproduction…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:36

History lovers needed for mill volunteer force

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An orientation for volunteers who’d like to tell visitors about the history of Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Bikers raise cash for Parkway Mt. Pisgah campground project

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A rehabilitation project for the aging amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground will get some funding thanks to a fundraising ride…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Parasitic gill lice found in Haywood waters

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A new parasite has been confirmed on rainbow trout collected from the West Fork Pigeon River in Haywood County, as…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:15

Smokies telethon to support park projects

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A fundraising broadcast to support Friends of the Smokies will air 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:14

Audio tour brings the Smokies to life

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A new audio tour for the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee will give visitors to the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:13

Smokies visitation high at Cherokee

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Visitation has been strong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year, with numbers for the first six months…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:11

Bug Apetit - a tasteful discussion about insects

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Ever looked at a six-legged creature and thought of dinner? A program by “bug chef” Zack Lemann will explore the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:10

Paddle tour of Lake Junaluska offered

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A paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:54

Macon Heritage fest to feature Plott hound lore

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Learn about the fabled bear hunting dog — the Plott Hound — during a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:53

Stocking suspended after disease found in trout

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Whirling disease has been confirmed in rainbow trout in the Watauga River in the Banner Elk area, and biologists are…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:52

Swain officer wins state boating award

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A Bryson City man has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Brian Cookston, a…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:51

Experience life on the top

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A guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:49

Get schooled in wilderness

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A fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:48

Show off your horse, tractor and truck at the Haywood fair

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The Haywood County Fair is coming up, and with it some opportunity for friendly competition. Consider putting your hat in…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:05

A look inside the museum

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Step inside Cherokee’s newest museum, and the scent of freshly cut wood and tranquil lighting will immediately greet you with…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:04

From pies to model planes, Haywood Fair calls entries

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It’s that time again — get together your best garden produce and crafty handiwork to enter in the Haywood County…