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Wild Vision: George Masa book pairs famed images with modern experiences

The 1900s were just a few years along when a young man named Masahara Iizuka stepped on American soil for the first time. Around 26 years old, he’d arrived in California to pursue a career in engineering, having studied the subject at Meiji University back in Tokyo.

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U.S. House passes ‘historic’ wildlife bill

Lauded as a “historic game-changer” for wildlife conservation in the United States, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act last week passed the House of Representatives in a 231-190 vote. 

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Waynesville Waterpark reopens

The Waynesville Recreation Center Waterpark will reopen for the summer Friday, June 24. 

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Jackson Library goes to the birds

Stretch your wings June 29-30 with a pair of programs at the Jackson County Public Library ‘s Community Room exploring the world of birds. 

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Ribbon-cutting planned for Old Fort trails

The first phase of the Old Fort Trails Project in the Pisgah National Forest will open on Sunday, June 26. 

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Environmental program aims for community engagement

Western Carolina University has named its Environmental Health Program in the College of Health and Human Sciences as its first Community Engaged Program. 

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Biological Foundation holds fundraising soiree

Festivities for the Highlands Biological Foundation’s annual summer soiree will commence at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18, on the historic Ravenel property. 

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Smokies seeks info on old homesites

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is looking for help in identifying and documenting former homesites in the park. 

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Measuring the top of the world: Tuscola alum leads Everest expedition

Baker Perry’s family arrived in Haywood County almost by accident. They’d been living in Bolivia, where his parents operated a nonprofit today called Curamericas Global, when political problems forced them to leave. His grandparents had a house at Lake Junaluska, so not knowing where else to go, the Perry family moved in.

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