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Blue Ridge Parkway

National Park Service sites draw tourists in NC

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A report from the National Park service shows visitors to its sites at both ends of North Carolina drew visitors who spent a lot of money in 2012. Full story...
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NC inn stays open, declares victory over shutdown

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A private hotel and restaurant forced to close during the partial federal government shutdown because it leases a federal government building on federally owned land is reopening its doors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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NC tourism official urges planning for travel

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With a federal government shutdown underway, officials in North Carolina are urging people who want to travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall foliage to consider making some plans. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Blue Ridge Parkway project approved

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On November 16, 1933, the Blue Ridge Parkway project received approval. The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park Service system, extends 469 miles through the Southern Appalachians, linking the Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Full story...
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Part of NC Blue Ridge Parkway closing for repair

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A five-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Hendersonville will close for repair of a bridge over Interstate 26. Full story...
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5 men jailed for poaching Blue Ridge ginseng roots

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Five men have been sentenced in federal court to jail terms for poaching endangered ginseng roots along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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