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The sun had barely risen over the Pisgah Ridge, but the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Devils Courthouse pull-off was teeming — mainly with women, mainly older, wearing pins and clad in skirts and stoles and scarves, some of which were made of bona fide mink.  They were the Daughters of the American Revolution, and they were excited to commemorate an achievement of their predecessors, the Daughters of nearly…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:08

Beat the zombie apocalypse

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The zombie apocalypse will hit at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with the start of the Zombie 5K Chase Race at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:06

Locals make strong showing in grueling trail race

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Local athletes figured prominently in the top places for the Naturalist Epic 25K/50K race held Oct. 8, a grueling undertaking that routed athletes through downtown Franklin and along the Bartram Trail for a total 7,000 feet of climbing in the 25K race and 10,500 feet of climbing in the 50K race.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:06

Fish for cash

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Grab a fishing buddy and test your skills against the best anglers around with the Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament, slated for Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 in Cherokee.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:04

Smokies celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Smokies came to the Latino communities of Knoxville this month in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, with more than 100 Latino people attending an event at Sugarlands Visitor Center where attendees were offered a chance to learn about the park in Spanish.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:02

Map publisher donates to maintain Tsali trails

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A new map of Tsali Trails not only creates a better guide to the nationally known trail system on the Swain/Graham county line — it will generate revenue to pay for maintenance of Tsali Recreation Area. Publisher Milestone Press will donate a portion of the proceeds for the purpose.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:01

Environmental, economic leaders converge at WCU

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More than 100 leaders from across Western North Carolina came together at Western Carolina University this month to talk about how to grow the regional economy without negatively impacting the mountain environment. 
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:45

Take the 100-mile challenge

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A statewide challenge to knock out 100 miles of hiking, walking, running, paddling, skating, horseback riding or rolling a wheelchair in North Carolina aims to get people enjoying N.C. natural beauty and improving their health. 
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:37

Elk Bugle Corps gets a boost

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A $3,500 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority will help enrich the elk viewing experience in the Cataloochee area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.