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Thursday | Loudoun Times

Federal report outlines impact of national parks in Virginia

Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Mountain Times

NPS report indicates increase in tourist spending

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

Washington Examiner

Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cybergrass

Travis Frye and Blue Mountain are 'Living In A Moment'

Kindred Records is proud to announce the release of "Living In A Moment" by North Carolina based bluegrass group Travis Frye and Blue Mountain.

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Related Topix: Lefty Frizzell, Country, Cowboy Copas, US National Parks, Appalachian State University

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Following Restoration, Mabry Mill To Reopen Along Blue Ridge Parkway

A ribbon-cutting will be held July 31 to mark the completed restoration of Mabry Mill./David and Kay Scott After many months of restoration work, the Mabry Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway will be celebrated on July 31. The ribbon cutting marks both the restoration of the mill wheel itself, as well as dredging of the pond.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

A fresh view

Pictured is the view of the Blue Ridge Parkway from milepost 436 toward Waynesville.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Cashiers, NC

Washington Examiner

Volunteers help maintain Va. parkway cemeteries

The epitaph on Mellawalka Wilson's tombstone got the story half right. Judging by the tangle of weeds and rotten chestnut fence rails in this small graveyard, she has most certainly been forgotten.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Floyd County, VA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Biking Bis

1984 Bicycle Tour: Day 65 - We find an oasis in the desert

Monday, July 16, 1984 Quartzsite to Yuma, Arizona 88 miles Locator map I'm reprinting the day-to-day journal entries of a cross-country bike tour my friend and I took in 1984.

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Related Topix: Yuma, AZ, Quartzsite, AZ, US National Parks, us Travel, Travel

Asheville Citizen-Times

Two local men ride for Meals on Wheels

The Rev. Joe Friddle, pastor of First Christian Church in Black Mountain, and a member of his congregation, Joe Trigg, tried to think of a special way to celebrate turning 60 years old.

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Related Topix: Black Mountain, NC, Motorcycles, BMW Motorcycle, US National Parks, Asheville, NC, Buncombe County, NC

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Wildflowers, butterflies and birding hike, Asheville

A relaxing day spent walking along roadsides and trails at high elevation, some walking in sun and shaded areas.

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Related Topix: US National Parks

News Observer

Best-Kept Secrets: NC becomes wilder west of Asheville

Blaine and Margaret Norris of Dublin, Ohio, capture the scenic view at Richland Balsam Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville on July 5. At 6,053 feet, the overlook marks the highest point of the famous parkway that winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, US National Parks, Balsam, NC

Sun Jul 13, 2014

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

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Cybergrass

Travis Frye & Blue Mountain Release 'Living In a Moment' to Radio

Travis Frye and Blue Mountain is a multi-generational bluegrass band that honors the Appalachian roots of the music while adding a modern twist.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Appalachian State University

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

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