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Sugar Mountain Resort's Summit Express, a newly installed six-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift. Photo by Justin Grimes.
November 19, 2015, No comments

WNC ski resorts commissioned an economic impact report that shows they’re performing better here than elsewhere and drawing more visitors than the Panthers do.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposed Interstate 26 connector. Photo by Angie Newsome.

Speakers offer earful on Interstate 26 Connector

November 18, 2015, No comments

Interest intense as NC Department of Transportation conducts hearing on overhaul of highways through Asheville. Commenters express concerns, push thei ...

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is seen in this image by Deborah Caffin, used by persmission of

Massive expansion of WNC wilderness possible

November 10, 2015, No comments

Forest Service issues inventories of potential wilderness areas and scenic rivers with recommendations to follow public comment. Reaction is mixed.

A view of Pisgah National Forest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Sullivan/Times-News

Behind-the-scenes effort seeks harmony on WNC forests plan

October 21, 2015, No comments

With diverging ideas for managing WNC national forests and the feds revising their master plan, a Stakeholders Forum tries to forge harmony.

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    All of NC under quarantine for emerald ash borer
    September 17, 2015, No comments

    According to North Carolina's agriculture commissioner, state workers have found "evidence of emerald ash borers in the central, eastern and western parts of the state, including areas near the borders with Virginia, Tennessee and South Car ...