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6 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

Key Concessions Contracts Up At Yosemite National Park, Along Blue Ridge Parkway

The Ahwahnee Hotel in the Yosemite Valley is one of the prizes in the concessions contract for Yosemite National Park/Kurt Repanshek The coming months could tell whether Xanterra Parks & Resorts and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts are both still in an acquisition mode, or will look to stand pat, as concessions opportunities are weighed in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA, Yosemite Valley, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Downtown mural reinstalled

When the Capel Rug building on Main Street recently sold, the new owner began a complete renovation, including not only the inside retail space but also the stucco and paint on the outside of the building.

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Related Topix: Burnsville, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, US National Parks

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Mountain Times

Kyle Keeter at Edgewood Cottage

The fifth annual Artists in Residence Series features the work of Kyle Keeter from July 10 to 15 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Painting, Arts, US National Parks

Garden Rant

Free Spirit Nursery: Landscapes, Laughs and Love by Allen Bush

LambA rt Vrijmoed, a British Columbia nurseryman, once drove a Pontiac hearse as his get-around car.

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Related Topix: Fletcher, NC, US National Parks, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Which national park is the best? Cast your vote now

The 20 nominees span the coast of America. Highlighting the rugged coasts of Maine, Acadia National Park spans 49,600 acres and diverse habitats - granite mountains, sandy beaches, lakes, ponds and woodlands - much of it on Mount Desert Island.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Acadia National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Graveyard Fields reopens

The Graveyard Fields Parking Area and Trailhead, located at milepost 418.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened after a construction project that began in April.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Martinsville Bulletin

The Stroller

TODAY'S WORD is duplicity . Example: In a shameful act of duplicity, Jerry took the money he was entrusted to donate to the homeless shelter and instead used it to buy drugs.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Bluegrass, The Bluegrass Band, Galax, VA, Stuart, VA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Watercolor artist Kyle Keeter at Edgewood Cottage July 10-15

The Fifth Annual Artists in Residence Series features the work of Kyle Keeter from Thursday, July 10 to Tuesday, July 15 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Painting, Arts, US National Parks, Ringling School of Art & Design, Appalachian State University

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Daily Kos

I Love America

I was raised during the Cold War when we were fed a steady diet of American Exceptionalism.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Kentucky, Maine Maritime Academy, Boat Disaster, Home Gardening, Home, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Post and Courier

Forest service volunteers help hikers, campers

The young, athletic hiker dashed along a trail here when he spotted what looked like two U.S. Forest Service rangers.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, North Carolina, Home Gardening, Home

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Escaped inmate caught swimming in Price Lake

An inmate, who escaped custody Thursday in Watauga County, has been caught. Officers caught Michael Lee Calloway, 39, of Buncombe County while he was swimming in Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, US National Parks, Blowing Rock, NC, State Prisons, Caldwell Correctional Center, Prison

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Chestnut Ridge Breaks Ground For New Health Care Facility - The Blowing Rocket

From left, Blowing Rock Commissioners Doug Matheson, Albert Yount and Ray Pickett, Mayor J.B. Lawrence, former commissioner Keith Tester, Town Manager Scott Fogleman and former town manager Scott Hildebran take part in the ceremonial 'golden shovel' portion of the groundbreaking for the new Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock post acute health care ... (more)

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, US National Parks, Medicine, Nursing

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Southwest Times

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One of the country's oldest survivors of D-Day and World War II has been living in Pulaski for over 60 years.

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Related Topix: Pulaski, VA, US National Parks

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Federal grant to fund water and sewer at Chestnut Ridge

U.S Sen. Kay Hagan today announced a $426,945 grant from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to construct water and wastewater infrastructure needed to serve the new Appalachian Regional Healthcare System , which will be located in the Town of Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Blowing Rock, NC, Appalachian State University, US National Parks

Sun Jun 15, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

West Jefferson TDA banks $30,000 for next year

West Jefferson is continuing to make strides to market itself as a primary tourist destination in N.C.'s High Country.

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Related Topix: West Jefferson, NC, Ashe County, NC, US National Parks

Free Republic

Operator of Blue Ridge Parkway inn fights to keep contract

The operator of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway who defied the federal government shutdown last year now must fight to keep his contract.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

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