More than 282 million people visited America’s national parks in 2012, an increase of more than 3 million over 2011.
The U.S. Forest Service is asking forest visitors, area residents and others to submit data and information about the current conditions in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.
North Carolina has for the second straight year set a record for the lowest solid waste disposal rate since measurement of tonnage deposited in the landfill began in 1991, according to data released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Enviro ...
The Asheville-based managed care organization for mental health, substance abuse and development disability services in eight WNC counties announced Thursday it plans to transition its Medicaid contract to Smoky Mountain Center.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and North Carolina Arts Council have partnered to launch a new initiative, the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, to promote the rich traditional music heritage in 29 counties in Wes ...
Think all our newly arrived neighbors are from Florida? Census data say that's not the case, and -- for 11 of the 18 westernmost counties -- the population is actually decreasing.
More than 400 people attended the first six meetings held as part of the process for revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn today on about 1,000 acres near the Fires Creek area in Clay County.