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Recent NC Mountain News Features:
Winter News from Grandfather Mountain 
December 3, 2017 - The Holidays bring Dollar Days, discounts, shopping and more at Grandfather Mountain. With winter on the way, Grandfather Mountain is decking its halls — and hills — for the holidays. Visitors are invited to celebrate the season from a mile high, where they’ll encounter idyllic winter scenery, invigorating outdoor adventure and more at the Linville NC, nature preserve and attraction.

December also marks the return of Dollar Days for local residents. From Dec. 1-31, anyone who lives or works in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga or Wilkes counties will be admitted to the mountain for only $3 per person, with proof of local employment or residency.

In lieu of cash, Grandfather Mountain also will accept three cans of food from local residents for distribution to local food pantries. Christmas tree discounts may not be combined with Dollar Days discounts.. read more...
National Park Foundation Announces A Virtual Opportunity to SAVE THE PARKS  
March 9, 2016 - If you're a park lover, wouldn't it be great to have the ability to help your national parks from the palm of your hand? Now you do – and can be among the first to hear about it.

The National Park Foundation and American Express, the official volunteer partner of the National Park Service centennial celebration, launched SAVE THE PARK – a new mobile game where you can virtually volunteer in America's national parks. Launched as part of the campaign to celebrate the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, SAVE THE PARK seeks to inspire and encourage a new generation of park lovers to take an active role in helping preserve these important natural and historic resources for future generations.

download Save the Park Video Game FREE

In SAVE THE PARK, you can experience how volunteers help conserve and preserve America's national parks. Play all four volunteer characters – Environment Champion, Wildlife Lover, Citizen Scientist and Culture Concierge – each representing a different type of volunteer. By successfully accomplishing volunteer tasks, you earn points to unlock additional levels across three park environments. read more...
Carolina Press Hosts Newsmakers Forum: Who Owns WNC's Water 
October 22, 2015 from 6-7:30 PM: Who Owns WNC's Water. Rhi Newsmakers Forum features a panel discussion with: Kim Colson, director, N.C. Division of Water Infastructure Katie Hicks, assistant director, Clean Water for North Carolina Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson Lee Smith, utilities director, Hendersonville Water and Sewer.

The Forum is moderated by: Jon Elliston: Investigations and Open Government Editor, Carolina Public Press Jack Igelman: lead contributing environmental reporter, Carolina Public Press.

The Forum will be held at the Fletcher Town Hall 300 Cane Creek Road in Fletcher NC. The event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.

Carolina Public Press
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit online news organization providing unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others in the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. Our vision is to promote an informed, engaged electorate to ensure government accountability by building the region's most reputable public interest news source. Support CPP with a tax-deductible contribution today.   Carolina Press, PO Box 17595 in  Asheville, NC 28816.
Blue Ridge Mountain Bandits Book Signing at the Historic Rickman Store  
September 26, 2015 - Join Roy Owenby at the historic Rickman Store at 11 AM this Saturday for a signing of his book, Blue Ridge Bandits. The book tells the fascinating story of five orphaned raccoons and how they grew.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rickman Store. Blue Ridge Bandits was published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a non profit dedicated to preserving mountain heritage. 

The Rickman Store is located at 259 Cowee Creek Road in Franklin NC. Parking will be available...   Read more...  
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Watauga Democrat
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Isothermal Community College Spindale, NC

WLOS TV   Asheville ABC affiliate

MOUNTAIN TELEVISION NETWORK  (MTN) the High Country's only local television station, is now available online 24 hours with ALL regular programming.


MOUNTAIN TV GUIDE  The High Country's Online Video Resource for the Skyline Drive in Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Expressway in Tennessee, and Adjacent Towns and Cities

Life in the Carolinas  Each Life in the Carolinas episode features a unique Carolinas destination. The program airs Saturdays at noon on Charlotte's WCCB.

Miscellaneous NC News Links:
NC Heritage Podcast
Stories of Mountain Folk. Enjoy a different broadcast every week with local music performances, gardening and mountain traditions, local authors and storytellers. Listen to theses "down-to-earth", full of local color shows while you surf the web or anytime you need an infusion of that magic Spirit of Appalachia.
NC Green Travel Initiative 

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Nature & Wildlife Personal Checks 
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