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It’s a sunny Friday morning on the Pigeon River when the bucket brigade assembles, five-gallon containers in hand. The stock truck has just arrived, making its way up windy U.S. 276 and down the equally squirrely N.C. 215, tanks loaded with fish and water. A pair of fish culturists from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stands atop the truck as a line of bucket-bearers forms leading…
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 16:06

Bonsai enthusiasts come to N.C. arboretum

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A nationally recognized celebration of bonsai trees will be held Oct. 14-15 at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville.
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, 11 October 2017 16:03

Chimney Tops Trail reopens

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For the first time in nearly a year, the Chimney Tops Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open to hikers.
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.