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Jacob Flannick • SMN Correspondent Jonathan and Abby Landry don’t limit the spirit of giving to the holiday season. For this…

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We touched on this winter’s irruption of snowy owls a couple of weeks ago, but these birds continue to pop…

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I believe Lake Junaluska has spoiled local birders like me. I spent about an hour and a half poking around…

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By Lindsay Wertz • Correspondent After hours of work and preparation, six terrain elements sparkled imposingly under the lights on Cataloochee…

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This snowfall is measured in feathers or bodies, not inches. This year is turning out to be a major irruption…

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By Colby Dunn • Correspondent  Though winter may have you couped up inside, you can dream of sunnier days in…

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Orion the Hunter has taken to the late autumn skies. One of the loveliest and most easily recognized constellations will…

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Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will produce a new digital collection of 2,000 items focused on the history of Great…

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By Paul Clark • Correspondent Mary McNeil carried her shopping bag around Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market like a kid on Halloween.…

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I believe it was in 2010 when the Town of Waynesville signed off on a plan to thin the stands…

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Jake Flannick • SMN Correspondent Michael Wagenseil is settling into his element, arranging displays of ski equipment and clothing as he…

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It will likely take awhile for the smoke to clear after the Table Rock Fire near Linville Gorge in the…

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I can be standing five feet from my girls and say something simple like, “wash your hands,” “brush your teeth”…

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By Colby Dunn • Correspondent  Each year, an estimated 50,000 people visit Cherokee looking to hit it big, but instead of…

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Traveling from east to west, the Mississippi River Bridge is a time portal for me.  I drive for hours squarely…

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A crisp wind blows through Haywood County. Gazing upward, dark clouds slowly take over the sky while a few ominous…

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I believe the annual treks into the Town of Waynesville’s watershed began back in 2007. They have provided a unique…

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Flips, spins, big jumps and high speeds — these things challenge the average human being, but, for big-air snowboarder Zeb…

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Last week we talked a little about how mountains can influence climate. Lenticular clouds are often created when warm air…

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By Colby Dunn • SMN Correspondent What makes the stem of one pumpkin better than another for chunkin’? Why is one…

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Millions of years ago America and Africa rubbed shoulders and the Appalachian Mountains were created. The ancient Appalachians, at one…

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A longer season, a higher quota, shooting over bait piles — these are just a few aspects of the state…

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I was at the Allens Creek soccer fields Saturday morning watching Maddie play when my eyes were drawn to the…

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From wedding planners to elk tour guides to non-profit organizations, the closing of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hasn’t…

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Freedom may not ring Tuesday. At least not from the Liberty Bell. I know, I know, the bell doesn’t ring…

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Most people who call up Google Earth are hunting a hard-to-find address or scoping out satellite images of their next…

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The rains came Saturday. It was a good day for a soaker, from my perspective. I had writing I needed…

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As Brent Martin stared down the barrel of an impending tug-of-war over WNC’s national forests, he dreaded yet another round…

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Thanks to an invitation from a friend — Blair Ogburn, senior naturalist at Balsam Mountain Trust — I was able…

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Sunshine spills into Jackson County. The warm late summer rays cascade down into the mountains, ultimately flowing into the fields…

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Sorry, I couldn’t help it – I saw Hamlet at Montford Park this past weekend.  But to be more specific,…

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It is a common story — a species once eliminated returns to find not everyone welcomes it back with open…

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The loud, piercing keee-eeeeerrrr jerks your head up involuntarily to see the essence of wild freedom — a red-tailed hawk,…

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is making use of citizen scientists from around the world to help sort and catalog…

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Roger Tory Petersen called it, “one of the most breathtaking of the world’s weirdest birds,” and it was John James…

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By Tyler Norris Goode • Contributor Rowan Stuart’s favorite kayak maneuver is called the “Phonics Monkey” and involves spinning the vessel…

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While lines of cars zip down the Blue Ridge Parkway and hikers scurry along its zigzagging trails, Graveyard Fields moves…

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Like the breathing in and out of newborns; like the ebb and flow of the tide, and like the cycle…

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Once again, through the gracious hospitality of a dear friend the Hendershot family found itself on the Isle of Palms…

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This year’s Aug. 17 Blue Ridge Breakaway is hoping to attract nearly 600 cyclists to Haywood County, and leading those…

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Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Dallas. And I’m sure that if you like big, hot, crowded…

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Sitting at a picnic table alongside the Nantahala River, Charles Conner watches the fast moving water. It’s may be a…

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North Carolina House Bill 94 (Amend Environmental Laws) has passed the House and Senate and awaits the governor’s signature. HB…

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No, it’s not Aquaman’s preferred mode of commuting; nor the latest urban workout trend or new-fangled underwater gym equipment. The…

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Purple martin “scouts” are some of the earliest harbingers of spring. I recorded one in February at Black Bayou Lake…

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The steady decline of the Golden-winged Warbler on the Southern Appalachian landscape is a trend that not only threatens the…

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Carolina birder Matt Daw from Raleigh was videoing a least bittern last week as it foraged at Bosque Del Apache…

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Get to know your local farmers and learn some tricks from green thumb masters during the annual Jackson County Farm…

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The regional environmental group Wild South has a hike planned for July 13 into the heart of, what they hope…

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