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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:50

Revisit the library with special events

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In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Haywood County Public Library is joining with other North Carolina libraries…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:49

Library to host author Pam Duncan

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 Novelist Pamela Duncan will read from and discuss her novels at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Jackson…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:48

Author casts new light on an old ballad

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Sharyn McCrumb, author of the Ballad Series of novels, will read from her new book, The Ballad of Tom Dooley,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:48

Author to illuminate the joys of fly fishing

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David Joy, the author of the new book Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman’s Journey, will hold a reading and signing…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Trout Unlimited to hold river clean-up

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A river-sweep cleanup of the Tuckasegee starting at the new CJ Harris boat ramp in Dillsboro is set for Thursday,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:45

Calling volunteers to clean waterways

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Get out your gloves and pitch in cleaning up litter from Richland Creek in Waynesville as part of the North…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:43

Hands-on learning helps kids understand water issues

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It requires getting a little wet, but that’s all part of the fun when the Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood…
Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to a two-day WNC OutdoorAthlon this fall in Macon County, Oct. 8-9. Activities include a…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:42

New half marathon gearing up in Cherokee

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Registration is open for a new half-marathon race taking place on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:41

Workshop to explore the ethics of ecology

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Training for leaders and activists in the conservation movement will explore the deeper issues of ethics, values and the root…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:40

Don’t poach it, grow ‘sang legally instead

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Learn how to grow that lucrative cash-plant, ginseng, at home. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:39

Photography workshop to be held at Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Shutterbug alert: Balsam Mountain Trust in Sylva will hold a digital photography class Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. until sunset.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:37

WCU’s Rooted in the Mountains symposium

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The second-annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Get outdoors and support land conservation

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is challenging outdoor enthusiasts to support land conservation simply by hiking. The Hiking Challenge encourages all…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:36

Land Trust to hold Tessentee Preserve clean-up

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The Land Trust of the Little Tennessee will hold a Stewardship Workday at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve in southern Macon County…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:35

See the elk via two guided trips

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As part of their popular Eco Tour Outreach Program, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust hold two elk tours in Cataloochee Valley with…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:34

Learn to share the land with bears

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With fall comes hungry bears, and the B.E.A.R. Taskforce wants to help people learn to peacefully coexist with these great…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:32

A few hours on top

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Yesterday’s (9/11) wonderful late summer weather — mostly clear mid 70s — enticed my family up to Black Balsam for…
There’s a new call to arms for hunters of wild boar: shoot as many as you can — day or…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:26

Otters are what beautiful aspires to be

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Earlier this week about nine in the morning, I was standing on the Everett Street bridge in the heart of…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:25

Rally returns to Maggie

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Maggie Valley will play host to the Carolina Harley Davidson Dealers Fall Rally in the Valley from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:25

Painter’s exhibit opens with reception, interview

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The Gods of the Machine, an exhibit by painter John Lytle Wilson, will open with a reception at 5 p.m.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:24

Learn blacksmithing at a traditional forge

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Western Carolina University will offer eight weeks of blacksmithing classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:23

World wars round table to meet Sept. 21

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Capt. Joseph E. Myers, historian for the Asheville Composite Squadron of the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:22

Youth music program accepting students

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The Haywood County Arts Council will hold registration for new students in the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from 1:30…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Mandy Barnett will pay tribute to Patsy Cline

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Mandy Barnett, a country music singer and stage actress, will perform a Tribute to Patsy Cline at 7:30 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Highlands Playhouse to hold auction

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The Highlands Playhouse will hold a fundraising auction at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Highlands Playhouse. The auction…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Crafters to host English tea

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Dogwood Crafters will host an English tea, with two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 24 at…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:20

Colonial basket techniques to be taught

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A basket-weaving class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Macon County…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:19

Cullowhee to play at WCU

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The band Cullowhee will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hinds University Center at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:19

Doxita film festival returns to WCU

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A checkpoint on the Pakistan-India border and Peruvian workers traveling by boat to an island of birds are just two…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:18

Community band to play Sept. 11 tribute

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The Haywood Community Band will present its monthly free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Maggie…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:17

Southeastern tribes renew ancient traditions at festival

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Native American tribes the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee return to Cherokee for a two-day event that celebrates the…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:15

WCU marching band to perform at NFL game

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The 380-member Western Carolina University band will perform as halftime entertainment during the Carolina Panthers regular season home opener against…
There is a core of energy to Thomas Rain Crowe, a get-in-there and get-it-done spirit, evident both in his writings…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:24

Monkshood — both beautiful and deadly

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Usually I locate rare plants by visualizing them and visiting likely habitats. It’s as if I can will them into…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:24

Movie time for extreme sports addicts

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For some adrenaline-pumping outdoor flicks, catch the Sept. 12 “Radical Reels” tour hosted by REI in Asheville, with proceeds benefiting…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:23

Jet boat business takes off in Bryson City

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Smoky Mountain Jet Boats in Bryson City, which for six years has been building New Zealand style jet boats, is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:22

Tour a local buffer demonstration trail

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Get a firsthand understanding of stream buffers by touring a demonstration trail at Monteith Farmstead Park in Dillsboro at 5…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:21

WCU groups sponsor amateur river race

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The third-annual Citizens Race, a competition for amateur paddlers on a calm section of the Tuckasegee River, is set for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

New exhibit teaches fundamentals of shelters

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Learn about the functions of shelters, including how animals and humans adapted to various environments, through a new exhibit at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:20

A good leaf season might be in sight

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Western North Carolina’s lackluster economy could get a significant boost from leaf lookers this year, if the annual prediction is…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:18

Celebrate Public Lands Day by volunteering

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day by hosting several volunteer projects Saturday, Sept. 24,…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Get out and work in Pinnacle Park

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The Pinnacle Park Foundation, the Jackson County Greenways Project and the town of Sylva will hold a volunteer workday at…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:17

Community garden receives grant

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The Green Thumb Gardeners in Haywood County has received a state grant that will enable the group to expand its…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Learn how to identify hawks on the Parkway

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With September’s arrival, many different species of hawks are winging their way south across the Blue Ridge Parkway, making for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:16

Highlands symposium to celebrate native plants Sept. 16-17

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One of the South’s most-recognized horticulturist names is headlining the 12th annual Native Plant Symposium held Sept. 16-17 at the…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:15

Food dehydration subject of hiking club meet

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Hikers can learn how to use proper dehydration techniques to make their own trail and backpacking foods at the monthly…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:14

Every breath sings mountains

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Friday, Sept. 23, is the autumn solstice. The solstice is about balance and harmony — the day and night are…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:12

Meet, learn about llamas

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It’s not everyday you get to have afternoon tea with llamas, those unusual but valuable pack animals that are showing…