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Two short years ago, the backyard of Waynesville’s Grace Church in the Mountains was basically just grass, save for a single container bed at the top of the hill. These days, the view is quite different. Six long container beds stretch out along the slope from the road to the church’s back door. A scaffolding that held a tent of beans during the warmer months stands…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:39

Western Carolina gets green cred

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Western Carolina University has been listed as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges on the continent — for the seventh year in a row.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:39

Haywood grant to help fund elk volunteers

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A $2,650 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority will help improve the experience of visitors journeying to Cataloochee Valley to view elk.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:38

Meeting scheduled for forest management project

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A public meeting to discuss planning for a land management project in the Twelve Mile area of the Pisgah National Forest, in northeastern Haywood County, will be held 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Peterson Conference Room at Mars Hill University.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:35

Get a head start on A.T. planning

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The nuts and bolts of hiking the Appalachian Trail will be covered during a seminar 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at REI in Asheville.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:07

Paddlers to converge on NOC

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It will be a busy week at the Nantahala Outdoors Center Oct. 18-22 as the National Paddlesports Conference comes to town followed by the Southeastern Downriver Championship Sunday, Oct. 22.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:04

Fires Creek conservation project still needs $25,000

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A $500,000 pledge has brought Mainspring Conservation Trust within sight of the finish line to conserving 50 acres of private property in Cherokee and Clay counties, but the nonprofit still needs to raise $25,000 to seal the deal before the contract’s expiration in mid-November.
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:30

Race through autumn

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It’s hard to beat October when it comes to running weather, and races planned throughout Western North Carolina this month will offer plenty of opportunity to jog through autumn landscapes.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:59

Colorful fall predicted for Western North Carolina

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This year’s autumn display is likely to be a colorful one, according to Western Carolina University fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins.