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Blue Ridge Parkway

Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

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Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Area media outlets report the puppies appeared to be two days old when they were found Sept. 5. Full story...
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Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contract

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The operator of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been awarded a contract to operate for another 10 years. Bruce O'Connell told the Asheville Citizen-Times he plans to make improvements to the inn now that he has won the contract again. Full story...
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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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