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Chimney Rock Park to offer Easter weekend events

Chimney Rock Park to offer Easter weekend events

CHIMNEY ROCK– Chimney Rock Park’s 62nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be this Sunday.The public is invited. The interdenominational community celebration includes live spiritual music featuring bagpipes and special live music sung by local musicians along with an inspirational message. Admission to the service, which is held rain or shine, is free to the public. […]

$7.9 Million to fight Party Rock Fire

$7.9 Million to fight Party Rock Fire

LAKE LURE — Lake Lure’s Party Rock fire burned more than 7,000 acres in parts of three counties. Crews were brought in from across the country to establish fire lines, save dwellings and evacuate people. Forestry Services spent $7,889,344 fighting that blaze. Lisa Jennings, a natural resource specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, said each […]

Party Rock Update & Photos – Nov. 19, 2016

Party Rock Update & Photos – Nov. 19, 2016

Party Rock Fire Lines Have Held Thus Far LAKE LURE, N.C. — Despite strong winds since mid-morning today, the containment lines on the Party Rock Fire have held firm across the fire footprint, according to fire managers. However, the threat has not passed as strong northwest winds are expected until early morning and a Red […]

Party Rock Wildfire slowed but still at 15% containment

Party Rock Wildfire slowed but still at 15% containment

LAKE LURE — The Party Rock Fire is now 3,457 acres in size and containment is 15 percent. Recent calm weather has helped reduce the fire’s spread somewhat, though smoke continued to impact the area. The weather over the next few days will be mostly warmer and drier with light winds. These conditions, along with […]

Party Rock Fire is second firefighting priority in the nation

Party Rock Fire is second firefighting priority in the nation

LAKE LURE — Dan Brandon, North Carolina Forest Service manager of the Party Rock Wildfire, held a briefing this morning on the fire’s status for Governor Pat McCrory. The wildfire has expanded to approximately 3500 acres as of Monday, Nov. 14, 2015. Party Rock Wildfire has spread erratically such as it burrows beneath swaths cut […]

A Virtual Chimney Rock Park

A Virtual Chimney Rock Park

CHIMNEY ROCK –  Three of Western North Carolina’s spots were recently “Google-mapped:” Grandfather Mountain State Park (and its infamous Mile High Swinging Bridge), Chimney Rock State Park trails in Rutherford County, and DuPont State Recreational Forest and three of its most popular waterfalls in Henderson and Transylvania counties. Through a partnership with The Conservation Fund and […]