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December 16, 2014, No comments

There will be more than 40 scheduled hikes ranging from short “leg-stretchers” to six-mile treks, many of them offering interpretive programs along the way. All seasonal state park facilities will remain open on the holiday.

A screen shot of the interactive Mountains-to-Sea State Trail map. Click here to view the map.

Mountains-to-Sea trail master plan underway

December 10, 2014, No comments

The 1,000-mile trail corridor will ultimately link Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the coast.

October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security

For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes

December 10, 2014, No comments

According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

Cassius Cash

Cash named new Smokies superintendent

December 8, 2014, Comments Off

Cassius Cash, a native of Memphis, Tenn., has been named as the new superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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    NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash
    November 19, 2014, Comments Off

    A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash ...

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    November 19, 2014, Comments Off

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