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The IPDC bike plans – your input wanted

The IPDC bike plans – your input wanted

The Isothermal Planning & Development Commission (IPDC)  and NCDOT are working together to create safe and connected routes for bicycling in the Isothermal region. This plan aims to use bicycling as a tool for improving mobility, safety, health, economy, environment, and overall quality of life. The IPDC represents Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in […]

Free admission to KidSenses at Mayfest

Free admission to KidSenses at Mayfest

FREE ADMISSION TO KIDSENSES AT ANNUAL MAYFEST FESTIVAL IN RUTHERFORDTON Town of Rutherfordton and KidSenses Partner to Welcome Visitors During Annual Spring Festival! RUTHERFORDTON  – The Town of Rutherfordton wants to ensure that everyone has a “play date” on May 6. Thanks to the support of the town, all visitors can enjoy the museum at […]

Foothills Conservancy hike at Bear Den

Foothills Conservancy hike at Bear Den

WHAT: Hike at Bear Den WHO: Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina WHERE: Bear Den Property, McDowell County WHEN: Saturday, April 22 • 10:30 a.m. COST: Free to Foothills Conservancy members. Non-members $10. RSVP: RSVP required. RSVP by Tuesday, April 18 by emailing 
bwillardpatton@foothillsconservancy.org or calling 828-437-9930. MORGANTON, N.C.—On Saturday, April 22, Foothills Conservancy of North […]

FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY & CAMP GRIER CONSERVE 203 ACRES

FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY & CAMP GRIER CONSERVE 203 ACRES

FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY & CAMP GRIER CONSERVE 203 ACRES MORGANTON, N.C.—Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Camp Grier in Old Fort have collaborated to permanently conserve 203 acres in the Jarrett Creek watershed portion of the non-profit camp’s property. Conservation easements on the land will protect forested stream buffers and include other conservation provisions to ensure that […]

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition holding membership drive

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition holding membership drive

ABOUT ROC Rutherford Outdoor Coalition, created in 2003, is a non-profit organization founded to promote and expand outdoor recreation in Rutherford County, NC. The group began as a way to bring together those who love to hike, paddle, run, and bike and provide them with access and outings to enjoy this beautiful area. ROC provides […]

Pinnacle Park closed for spiked trails

Pinnacle Park closed for spiked trails

SYLVA, N.C. — The Pinnacle Park gates are closed while the trails are searched for deliberately placed spikes. Pinnacle Park trails are closed until the 18 miles of trails can be checked for spikes. Two people have been injured already-a runner and a walker who stepped on spikes. City officials said a runner’s foot was […]

Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

COWPENS, S.C. — This is a great activity for the family. Fun, free and educational as much as you want it to be. There are great displays, guides, and participants. Go explore our history.     January 14 – 15, 2017 236th Anniversary Celebration onsite Schedule is subject to change without notice. Click here for […]

Two hikers missing in the Shining Rock Wilderness

Two hikers missing in the Shining Rock Wilderness

WNC—Two hikers are missing in the Shining Rock Wilderness. The two men set out on Thursday, January 5, 2017 around noon for a day hike in the general vicinity of the Big East Fork Trail. The hikers called authorities by cell phone Friday morning to say they were lost and off the trail. The hikers were […]

South Mountains battling 75 acre wildfire

South Mountains battling 75 acre wildfire

CONNELLY SPRINGS, N.C. — South Mountains State Park has been battling a wildfire that has affected more than 75 acres, and closed down backcountry hiking trails and camping grounds. The wildfire started some time between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday.Officials did not know what caused the initial fire, but they said a campfire was not […]

Ghost Town in the Sky cancels season

Ghost Town in the Sky cancels season

PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2016 MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. – Ghost Town in the Sky will not open this season. The property is in the process of being marketed for sale in whole or part. We are sorry for the delays in coming to this decision, but feel it is best for the future of the […]

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