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I’ve never been a huge fan of any sport that hinges on an ability to run swiftly or handle a ball with any measure of skill, and for that reason I’ve managed to maintain a remarkably clean life record when it to athletic accomplishments.  Mud is another matter.
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 Carolina University’s prediction expert Kathy Mathews.
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 was likely a suicide, according to an autopsy just returned from the Sevier County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Tuck’s Tap and Grille, following the Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom.
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 near Western Carolina University at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. 
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:40

Soccer updates

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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 close out the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series in Highlands for the year.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:35

Share your favorite image from the MST

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A photo contest seeking the best of sights along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is open through Oct. 31.
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 for adventure and natural beauty Sept. 4-5.
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 off at Landmark Learning, an accredited outdoor education school based in Cullowhee.