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Drivers in North Carolina and Tennessee who buy the “Friends of the Smokies” specialty license plate have raised more than $15 million since the program started 20 years ago Read more

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Thanks to a community-driven effort in Buncombe County, North Carolina to reduce energy use, Duke Energy said in April it would shelve a proposed new natural gas fired power plant at Lake Julian. Read more

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Poor Farmer’s Market is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway Read more

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Virginia Outfitter Offers Paddleboarding for Dogs Read more

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Prompted by somewhat unusual circumstances, the Blue Ridge Conservancy has protected 174 acres in Watauga County that include key habitat for the federally endangered Virginia long-eared bat. Read more

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Glen Facemire, the “Ramp Man” of Richwood, West Virginia, says it’s time for him to sell what may be the world’s only ramp farm. Read more

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The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America is open in the Smokies. Read more

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“Fortnite” creator Tim Sweeney is helping create a different kind of landscape in the North Carolina mountains. Read more

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The Orchard at Altapass has expanded its offerings significantly over the past 25 years as a Blue Ridge Parkway landmark. Read more

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The walker-friendly Huckleberry Trail will fill in its last gap. Read more

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Pipestem’s new zip opportunities include travel over the Bluestone River. Read more

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