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At 34, Jennifer Pharr Davis has conquered her fair share of long-distance hikes, and then some. Her 2011 hike of the Appalachian Trail set a speed record that stood until 2015. She’s completed the Pacific Crest Trail, the Bartram Trail, the Colorado Trail and a seemingly endless list of other trails scattered across six continents. But in some ways, her 2017 hike of the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:55

Disc golf tournament raises money for nonprofits

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A recent disc golf tournament in Waynesville earned nearly $2,000 to support Haywood Waterways Association and Haywood County Special Olympics.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:54

Count the birds

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Birders across the globe are gearing up to celebrate the season with the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count, and the Smokies region is no exception.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:51

Explore Elkmont

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A walk in the woods Tuesday, Dec. 12, will provide opportunity to explore the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park while also getting some Christmas shopping in at Sugarlands Visitor Center.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:48

New trail opens in Murphy

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The first phase in construction of a new trail system is now complete with the opening of the Piney Knob Trail System near Murphy Saturday, Nov. 18.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:05

Winter bike league launches in Asheville

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The Asheville Winter Bike League has kicked off its 2017-2018 season, with structured group rides offered weekly starting at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Jan. 28.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:55

Rehabilitation almost done at Clingmans Dome

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Clingmans Dome Tower reopened from a closure for rehabilitation work on Wednesday, Nov. 15, but access will be short-lived — the annual closure of Clingmans Dome Road will begin on Friday, Dec. 1, with reopening scheduled for April 1, 2018.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:40

Magic at the arboretum

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A 40-minute car ride can be incredibly long for a 9-year-old kid, but as soon as we round the corner to the parking lot of the N.C. Arboretum, Emily is enchanted.