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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.

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.

Coal ash reuse meeting agenda

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 su ...

  • APD Chief William Anderson announces the hiring of a new evidence-room manager. Anderson says he now knows who was responsible for the APD's missing items, but won't say more until the investigation is complete. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Asheville city manager announces succession plan for police chief
    November 18, 2014, Comments Off

    According to a press release, city of Asheville staff expect to release a Request for Proposals by the end of November for a high-quality professionally managed recruitment process that includes significant opportunities for community and e ...

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    NC’s 2014 ozone levels lowest on record
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Ozone levels in North Carolina were the lowest on record in 2014, with no exceedances of the federal ozone standard for the first time since air monitoring began in the early 1970s, due to lower air emissions and favorable weather condition ...

  • Several hundred people filled the floor of Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University, nearly all of them opposing rules that would make fracking possible in North Carolina. Paul Clark/Carolina Public Press
    NC energy commission postpones fracking meetings
    October 30, 2014, Comments Off

    A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, who serve the commission.

  • We obtained and published a huge trove of documents that detailed the assets and connections of mountain-area legislators and their challengers in November’s election.
    TV ad spending in judicial elections surpasses $9.1M
    October 27, 2014, Comments Off

    In spending on judicial candidates, candidates for four seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court have been the only source of TV spending this fall. So far, spending has reached nearly $1.7 million.