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Smokies looks to public for ideas to reduce congestion

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is turning to the public for ideas on how to reduce congestion at some of its most popular spots.

National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin

Investigators at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung the skin and head of a black bear over one of its signs.

Man drowns in western North Carolina swimming hole

The National Park Service says an Illinois man is believed to have drowned in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after falling into a natural wonder known as “Midnight Hole.”

Hikers find remains near NC campsite with a bear lurking nearby

Officials have identified a man whose remains were found scattered near a campsite in the North Carolina portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a bear lurked nearby.

Smokies offers special hikes to discuss diversity and racism

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash has developed a new program that seeks to unite conversations about diversity and racism with the beauty of the mountains.

Park rangers: Man drowns after trying to save young relative

A man has died after jumping into a river in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to help a young relative.

Smokies nonprofit to hold virtual firefly event on YouTube

The annual lottery to see the synchronous fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be canceled this year due to the coronavirus, but a Smokies-based nonprofit will be offering a virtual firefly event.

Pence speaks on mental health benefits of getting outdoors

Second Lady Karen Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails.

Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen over weekend

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is set to reopen on Saturday, becoming one of the biggest federal attractions to reopen amid the national lockdown prompted by the coronavirus crisis.

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Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

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State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.