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Cub Scout Pack 263, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, recently visited the Lumpkin Adventure Base in Otto, N.C.

The Cub Scouts went to work on outdoors skills, go hiking, cook over an open fire, and test skills that they had learned so far this year.

The Pack appreciated the opportunity to visit a local Boy Scouts of America sponsored site so close to home.


Smoky Mountain Paddlers invites interested people of all ages and levels of canoeing, kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding to attend the club’s organizational meeting.

Plans are to form an American Canoe Association Paddle America Club.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the Macon County Public Library.

For more information, contact Guy Gooder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)421-4845.

Outdoor enthusiasts from all over ventured out to Tessentee Valley last week for the community open house for the Lumpkin Adventure Base Camp.

After months of revitalizing the camp, which once stood as a summer adventure camp for area Boy Scout troops, the Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America, and the trustees of the Lumpkin Trust open the gates for the community to rediscover one of Macon County's lost gems.

"I was very pleased with the open house," said Dan Rogers, assistant executive for the Daniel Boone Council. "We had over 50 people show up to see the work that is being done and learn more about the plans for the camp..."


The N.C. Department of Transportation's Spring Litter Sweep will take place April 18-May 2. Spring Litter Sweep volunteers will be wearing orange safety vests and filling up orange garbage bags with litter removed from North Carolina roadsides.

“I thank Gov. McCrory for proclaiming these two weeks as NCDOT’s 2015 Spring Litter Sweep, which plays an important role in keeping our roadsides clean and making North Carolina an attractive and environmentally conscious place to live, work and visit,” Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said.

The state litter sweep is being promoted by hundreds of volunteers and NCDOT is anticipating tens of thousands to take part in keeping North Carolina beautiful. These participants include The Department of Public Safety inmate crews, community service workers and civic organizations and adopt- a-highway groups.


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