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When the snow starts falling and Western North Carolina’s main streets, schools and businesses go to sleep in wait for warmer weather, there’s a select group of mountain residents who see the blanketed roads as an invitation rather than as an inhibition.  They’re the cross-country skiers of Western North Carolina, and they’re not afraid of the cold.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 17:09

Polar Plunge attracts record number

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The water of Lake Junaluska was a balmy 41 degrees as a parade of 158 people — sanity questionable — lined up for a chilly dip as part of Haywood Waterways Association’s annual Polar Plunge this past Saturday.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 17:06

Drawdown starts at Lake J for silt removal

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Water levels at Lake Junaluska are falling following the start of a drawdown to dredge silt and litter — and make repairs to infrastructure.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 17:04

Beekeeping school offered

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Newbie beekeepers will get a leg up with an all-day class in beginning beekeeping Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Center in Waynesville.