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“I just don’t want to take any chances,” the hard-hatted contractor tells the officers as they get out of their flashing police car.  The hotel he’s working on has been getting threats from a group of environmental extremists, and caution kicked in when he caught sight of someone slipping around the corner of the building as he pulled into the driveway after hours. He’d come back…
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 the N.C. Forestry Association in recognition for a long career in forestry.
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. Sunday, Nov. 15.
Wednesday, 18 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 Wilderness Study Area in the Nantahala National Forest resulted in an exciting discovery.
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 Winter Lights showcase.