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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:27

Lake Junaluska shoreline to become more stable

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A $3,360 grant from The Fund for Haywood County will allow Haywood Waterways Association to do some work on the…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:27

Man dies in kayaking accident

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A man paddling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Wednesday (July 1) died after his kayak capsized. Kenneth…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:25

Cherokee welcomes four-legged athletes

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DockDogs to be held in Cherokee July 10-12, will showcase three days of leaping dogs doing tricks in mid-air while…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:24

Hazel Creek area reopen following bear attack

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Backcountry trails and campsites are open again in the Hazel Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for…
A program titled “4,000 Reasons to Love (and Protect) Native Bees” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16,…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:20

Wildlife to sweep Sapphire

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Mountain Wildlife Days will return to Sapphire Valley Resort outside Cashiers July 17-18 this year, bringing plenty of opportunity to…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:28

Ginseng lottery open

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Ginseng collectors have until July 15 to put their names in the hat for the U.S. Forest Service’s annual lottery…
A pilot education program for food pantries and other emergency food providers will hold a series of training classes from…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:27

Senior walking group forming in Haywood

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Seniors interested in getting out for an early morning walk this summer are wanted for a now-forming group through the…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:24

The low-down on lightning

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Lightning is one of nature’s most ephemeral forces, but scientists are still able to detect and measure these electrical displays.…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:22

Remembering the old ways

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By Wil Shelton • SMN Intern For Whittier resident Anne Hill, sharing the history of Appalachia goes far beyond the realm…
By Wil Shelton • SMN Intern For Jeff Alt and his family, hiking is more a lifestyle than a hobby. “After…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:12

Get the scoop on native plants

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University, a four-day event featuring more…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:10

Canton riverbank gets a makeover

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A much-used riverbank in the Canton Recreation Park is now a lot more stable, thanks to a protection project recently…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:09

Become a Junior Ranger

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A lineup of summer programs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will give young park-lovers the chance to earn…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:08

Queen honored for environmental advocacy

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The N.C. League of Conservation Voters named Rep. Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, as its 2015 Representative of the Year in…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:06

Cause of hiker’s death still unknown

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The National Park Service is still waiting on the results of an autopsy looking into the cause of hiker Jenny…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:28

Unveiling Horace Kephart

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A pair of programs about Horace Kephart, an adopted son of the Smokies who captured the culture of mountaineers in…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:28

Swain gets second farmers market day

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The Swain County Farmers Market is branching out, this week launching a second market day 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:27

Annual bike ride to remember the Trail of Tears underway

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Seven Cherokee cyclists from North Carolina are in the midst of a 950-mile bike ride to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, an annual…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:26

Live snakes to take the stage at Jackson library

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A program featuring scaly reptiles as the stars will return to the Jackson County Public Library at 11 a.m. and…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:25

Bird-banders wanted

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Volunteers are needed for a summer monitoring project involving up-close contact with birds.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:24

Festival to highlight historical women’s roles

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The Women’s Work Festival in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will give a glimpse into the historical roles rural…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:46

Summer camp time at Highlands Nature Center

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Summer is here at the Highlands Nature Center, with a variety of summer day camps and half-day camps. Look through…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:45

Saving the world one seed at a time

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James Veteto has a theory that seeds are a link to the past, connecting one generation to the other, not…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:44

A.T. plates pass $1 million milestone

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It’s official: North Carolina Appalachian Trail license plates sales have crossed the $1 million mark.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:43

Parkway gets its own quarter design

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The Blue Ridge Parkway will take its place on U.S. currency with a special quarter design this summer, as part…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 17:40

Parkway programs start up for summer

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A ranger-guided hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway this Friday will mark the beginning of summer for the high-elevation road…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 16:51

Farmers market season launches

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Growing season is upon us, and that means farmers of all stripes are harvesting produce to sell. Farmers markets around…
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 16:11

Family Nature Summit comes to Lake J

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Each year, the Family Nature Summit is held in some part of the country known for its special beauty and…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:33

Volunteers sought to maintain trails

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Volunteers willing to work hard in the backcountry are sought to form this year’s Smokies Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail Crew,…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:29

Research gives hope for bat survival

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The release of 150 bats in Hannibal, Missouri, May 18 marked a milestone for the fight against white-nose syndrome, a…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:27

Fly fishing museum headed for grand opening

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The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians will hold its grand opening Saturday, June 6, in Cherokee, marking a…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:27

Mast General sales to go toward conservation

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Purchases at Waynesville’s Mast General Store Saturday, June 6, will help out with land conservation.  For that day, the store…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:26

New rec area open on Lake Glenville

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The Pines Recreation Area on Lake Glenville is now open, featuring a new swimming beach, fishing pier, picnic area, signage,…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:08

WNC conservationists get recognition

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Western North Carolina was well represented in the round of annual conservation awards bestowed by the state’s 24 land trusts. …
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:07

Give the A.T. some love

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A coalition of trail-loving organizations will join forces to celebrate National Trails Day with an opportunity to work on the…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:58

Draft plan published on Chattooga River access changes

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A draft plan for sustainable river access on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River is now…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:56

Smokies trails reopened following bear incident

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The Mt. Le Conte Backcountry Shelter and trails to the popular Cliff Tops area have re-opened following closure due to…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:55

Solarize seeing success

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The Solarize WNC program — an effort to connect people interested in converting to solar energy with the resources to…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:54

Coal on the outs at Asheville plant

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Coal will no longer be the cornerstone of power production in Asheville when Duke Energy completes a newly announced $1.1…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:20

Creek clean-up day scheduled in Haywood

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First Maggie Valley Creek clean is May 30 The inaugural Maggie Valley Community Creek Clean will take place at 10…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:17

Raptor presentation coming to Highlands

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One of the Southeast’s premier raptor presentations, “Wings to Soar,” will bring birds of prey to the old gym of…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:16

Carnivorous plants exhibit opens at Arboretum

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The fascinating and complex world of carnivorous plants is the subject of the newest exhibit at the N.C. Arboretum in…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:15

Soil Exhibit in Bryson City

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The Swain Soil and Water Conservation District is in the process of creating a mobile, walk-through exhibit focusing on soil…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:14

Important tracts preserved by SAHC

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Two tracts of land with headwater streams have been placed in conservation easements with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:13

Rain barrels for sale by HWA

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Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood Cooperative Extension Service have 55-gallon rain barrels for sale.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:03

Trail work at Alum Cave results in temporary closures

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A two-year trail restoration project began this week on Alum Cave Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, meaning…
Backpackers in several popular areas of Pisgah National Forest are now required to use bear canisters when staying overnight, following…