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out frAs national champion Karen Tripp likes to say, cyclo-cross is a sport that you win by seconds. And that’s just how the Sylva resident conquered nationals in Asheville this year. By seconds — 34 of them. 

“I think my mind and my focus was there,” Tripp said. “They all have to come together just right, because not every race is like that.”

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:36

Polar plunge coming to Lake Junaluska

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out polarplungeA frosty dip into Lake Junaluska supporting environmental education in Haywood County is just around the corner, with the fourth annual Polar Plunge slated for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:27

Algal invader found in Jackson County

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jacksonA nuisance algae capable of harming stream habitats has come to Jackson County, and water users will have to help out to keep it from spreading.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:26

Happy ending for man stranded at Mount Pisgah

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out rescueDeep snow in the mountains last week stranded a transmission tower repairman near the summit of Mount Pisgah Jan. 25, launching a massive and technical high-altitude snow rescue operation.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:24

Cullowhee students get creekside dose of science and math

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out watershedgrantA section of Cullowhee Creek in Jackson County will turn into a laboratory — with elementary school students as its researchers — through a project called “Watershed Moments: Exploring Science and Math in Cullowhee Creek.”

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:52

Falcons, wolves and bears, oh my!

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out peregrineAn exhibition highlighting the return of North America’s wolves and peregrine falcons from the brink of extinction will be on display at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville through May 8.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:11

Hike 100 miles of Smokies trail in 2016

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out hike100Smokies Superintendent Cassius Cash has issued a challenge to all hardy souls wishing to join him in celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday this year: hike 100 miles of trail inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park between Jan. 1 and Dec. 6.