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The Blue Ridge Music Trails website was recently relaunched.
April 15, 2014, No comments

The Blue Ridge Music Trails project has documented more than 200 events and venues in the region that draw visitors and residents, according to a press release about the relaunch of

Grandfather Mountain sign featured

Wind topples Grandfather Mountain sign

April 1, 2014, No comments

The iconic Grandfather Mountain sign that served as a Linville landmark for nearly 60 years was leveled Sunday morning by high winds.

Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Judge: Legal challenge to Smokies backcountry fee can move forward

March 31, 2014, No comments

A U.S. district judge in Knoxville has ruled that a lawsuit over a backcountry user fee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can go forward. How ...

May 16, 2012 Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Public meeting on Asheville-Buncombe Historic Preservation plan to be held Thursday

March 19, 2014, No comments

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Kessler Ballroom, 4th Floor, in historic Biltmore Vil ...

  • Yancey County School Board member Norb McKinney talks with middle school students at the Cane River archaeological site along the river where river cane will be be planted for 
Cherokee artisans to harvest. Photo courtesy of Yancey Common Times Journal.
    Cherokee, Yancey groups working to restore river cane
    March 5, 2014, No comments

    When the ancestors of the Cherokee lived on the rich land bordering the Cane River in the eastern part of Yancey County, the riverbanks were lined with cane that these Native American inhabitants used for making baskets and other items nece ...

  • Karen Cowan cheers and sings along to “My God is Awesome,” which was led by Dr. Lamar Hylton during Monday's service at St. James AME Church in Asheville. The service was the start of the Annual Peace March and Rally held by the Martin Luther King Association of Asheville and Buncombe County. The association organized many events during the weekend in celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day in photographs
    January 22, 2014, 1 Comment

    Over the past several days, communities and residents across Western North Carolina celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with breakfasts, speeches, rallies, marches, prayer services and more. Here, a photo gallery from Asheville ...