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Saturday | Cycle News

Don Tilley Dies in Accident

Don Tilley, the legendary race tuner and Tilley Harley-Davidson owner from Statesville, North Carolina, died Friday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville according to newspaper reports and his dealership's website.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson, Automakers, Statesville, NC, US National Parks, Buncombe County, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

The Call of the Valley: Mamie Hilliard

Nestled deep in the southern reaches of Black Mountain with the Blue Ridge Parkway hovering in the far distance, Mamie Hilliard finds herself sheltered by her beloved log cabin and embraced by the peace of the natural world.

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Related Topix: Black Mountain, NC, US National Parks, World News, Germany,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

National Parks Traveler

A 50th Anniversary Upgrade for Peaks of Otter Lodge on Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway's Peaks of Otter Lodge will celebrate this year's 50th anniversary with substantial guest room upgrades by new concessionaire Delaware North Corporation.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Southern Living

Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas

With the start of school and dwindling of summer days, we've started looking ahead to fall and the soon-to-be glory of autumn down South .

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Fall Foliage in The Alleghenies

As autumn quickly approaches, the vibrant colors of the changing leaves will serve as a magnificent backdrop to many national and historic landmarks, including the Allegheny Mountain Range.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Linville Falls - Erwin's View Trail

Linville Falls is an unusual cascade in that it has walk-in traffic. Well, actually, drive-in traffic.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Upgrades made at Price Lake Loop Trail

Julian Price Memorial Park provides exceptional High Country recreational opportunities including, beautiful streams, waterfalls, a 47 acre lake, the largest campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway and miles of trails.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Weather

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Upgrades made at Price Lake Loop Trail

Julian Price Memorial Park provides exceptional High Country recreational opportunities including, beautiful streams, waterfalls, a 47 acre lake, the largest campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway and miles of trails.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Weather

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WLOS

NC General Assembly coming back again next week

North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lake Lure, NC

WLOS

NC Police: 2-year-old's fatal shooting was revenge

Police say the fatal shooting of a North Carolina 2-year-old girl last week was retaliation for an earlier shooting a mile away and 12 hours earlier.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Halifax County, NC

WLOS

Police: NC fire chief's truck tied to hit-and-run

North Carolina police say a pickup truck licensed to Winston-Salem's fire chief was involved in a hit-and-run accident in March.

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Related Topix: Winston-Salem, NC, Haywood County, NC, Lake Junaluska, NC, US National Parks

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Get outside this weekend: August 15-17

Listen, folks, you live here for a reason. I'll bet most most of you ride a bike, blaze trails, paddle and/or enjoy a float down the river every now and then.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, US National Parks

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Mountain Times

New book details Blue Ridge...

A new large-format book by Asheville-based photographer Tim Barnwell presents a bird's-eye view of the Blue Ridge Parkway from the perspective of more than 40 overlooks along the 469-mile route through North Carolina and Virginia.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Five Feel-Good Things To Do This Week 1) Get more sleep. We all love...

Get more sleep. We all love to sleep - but did you know that getting enough sleep is incredibly important for your health and overall well-being? Research shows that sleeping at least 6-7 hours every night can keep your heart healthy, prevent cancer, reduce stress and inflammation, improve your alertness and even help you lose weight.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, US National Parks, Life, Fruits, Food, Recipes

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates 782 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Watauga County, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Blowing Rocket

Runner versus Parkway

A runner from Winston-Salem, 39 year-old Ned Erickson, will attempt to run all 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Related Topix: Winston-Salem, NC, US National Parks, Cherokee, NC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WLOS

Parents of missing NC teen enter pleas in court

The Charlotte Observer reports that Casey and Sandy Parsons entered their pleas in federal court in Greensboro, during their arraignment Wednesday on charges of tax fraud, mail fraud, theft of government funds and identity theft.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Turf

8/6/2014 - Blue Ridge Parkway Furthers Sustainability Efforts with Propane

PERC's donation of propane-powered equipment totals more than $76,000 and includes three Ventrac compact tractor mowers with attachments and two Generac portable generators.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Blue Ridge Breakaway Rides Again Aug. 16

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the fifth annual Blue Ridge Breakaway - a beautiful scenic bike race through Haywood County - on Aug. 16. The ride, which attracted more than 400 cyclists last year, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, near the gym at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

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Related Topix: Haywood County, NC, US National Parks

WLOS

Commercial fishing groups in NC want changes

Commercial fishing groups want environmental regulators to expand their enforcement of the Endangered Species Act to cover recreational hook-and-line anglers who hurt endangered sea turtles.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US National Parks

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