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N.C. mountain attractions opening earlier this year

N.C. mountain attractions opening earlier this year

March 22nd, 2014 4:41 pm by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway will have a lot more campgrounds and buildings open this spring. The sequester kept many attractions closed last spring, and that hurt a number of businesses.

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Springtime: a lot of rivers run through it

Springtime: a lot of rivers run through it

March 21st, 2014 3:32 pm by George Thwaites

On local warm water rivers, the fishing traffic has been a little slower. But as the weather warms, we can expect to see more canoes — and kayaks — passing through.

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Appalachian Trail specialty license plate revenue tops $1M in southern region

Appalachian Trail specialty license plate revenue tops $1M in southern region

March 21st, 2014 2:00 am by Staff Report

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has a hefty "Thank you" to offer to its supporters. Revenue received from the sale of Appalachian Trail specialty license plates in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia recently exceeded the $1 million mark.

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TVA, partners, landowners protect Copper Creek

TVA, partners, landowners protect Copper Creek

March 19th, 2014 1:33 pm by Wes Bunch

The creek in Southwest Virginia is home to as many as 70 different species of fish and another 30 mussel species, many of them endangered, and also serves as a shelter for aquatic life on the Clinch River during floods and other disruptive events.

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Head for the hills: When racing  ends, avid hunter Bowyer makes beeline for the mountains

Head for the hills: When racing ends, avid hunter Bowyer makes beeline for the mountains

March 14th, 2014 8:55 pm by George Thwaites

When the 2013 NASCAR season finally drew to a close for Clint Bowyer, the No. 15 Toyota driver knew exactly how to put his racing-related headaches in the rearview mirror. He just needed to spend lots of quality time freezing his butt off in a tree.

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Jason Honaker named VDGIF Conservation Police Officer of the Year

Jason Honaker named VDGIF Conservation Police Officer of the Year

March 13th, 2014 10:05 pm by George Thwaites

Highly-commended Honaker is a 25-year veteran of the force and currently stationed in Scott County.

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TVA conducting annual sport fish survey

TVA conducting annual sport fish survey

March 10th, 2014 5:31 pm by Staff Report

Tennessee Valley Authority biologists are conducting their annual spring sport fish survey to assess the overall health of species such as crappie and black bass on nine TVA reservoirs in Alabama and Tennessee.

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Smokies officials offer reward for stolen window

Smokies officials offer reward for stolen window

March 9th, 2014 4:20 pm by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are offering a reward for information on the theft of a historic Elkmont window.

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Virginia parks had $1B impact in 2012

Virginia parks had $1B impact in 2012

March 9th, 2014 4:00 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer

Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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TVA campgrounds to open March 14

TVA campgrounds to open March 14

March 7th, 2014 6:54 pm by Staff Report

Got an itch to go camping? It's almost that time. The Tennessee Valley Authority's seasonal campgrounds will be opening for the 2014 recreation season on Friday, March 14.

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