For the last couple of years I’ve planted a hybrid cleome (“spider flower”) named ‘Señorita Rosalita’. This award-winner gets 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide and blooms profusely all summer. Here are some notes on a really beautiful annual. Read more
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is doing some soul searching in the wake of a banner visitation year. Read more
Farmers diversifying or expanding their operations can apply for a mini-grant from WNC Ag Options, which helps offset farmers’ risk of trying new ventures. Read more
Great strides to improve air quality over the past two decades have paid off in the Smokies. Read more
As deer hunting season continues around the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s “Home From the Hunt” campaign reminds hunters to be sure to positively identify their target before pulling the trigger and to always be aware of thei… Read more
A deadly rabbit disease that’s turned up in some parts of the country hasn’t made it to North Carolina yet, and wildlife biologists are seeking the public’s help to keep it that way. Read more
Two nature-themed programs aimed at kids have been added to the online repertoire of virtual programming sponsored by the Haywood County library. Read more
Boy Scout Troop 370 recently traveled an hour down the highway and 240 years back in time for a two-night camping trip to Davidson’s Fort Historic Park in Old Fort. Read more
Finding a hike during the coronavirus shutdowns of public lands in WNC was no small feat.
Itching to hit the trail, but puzzled where to hike with so many outdoor recreation areas shut down?
For all but the most forgotten landmark — every mountain, valley, river, rock and roadway — there is a name to remember it by. But how does a …
For Keiffer Owen, life felt almost normal last Sunday afternoon. His fishing rod and fly box in hand, Owen stalked trout along the banks of th…