Blue Ridge parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs are Free and Open to the Public; Learn About the Fir Tree Oct. 20

Published Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Oct. 12, 2012. There is a special place for Christmas trees in the hearts of everyone. Along the Parkway can be seen this symbol of Christmas, but come and learn about this beloved fir beyond is tradition at the Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Program Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. Read more...
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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color Report

Published Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:22 am
Oct. 5, 2012. October is upon us and the mountain foliage, true to form, is beginning to make the transition to the colors that bring so much attention here in the fall. Typically, the Blue Ridge Parkway experiences the much anticipated change in fall foliage around the middle of October. Many factors however contribute to variations in when and where colors will peak. Read more...
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Join Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for Sept. 21-23 Programs; Learn About the Way of the White-Tail Deer

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Sept. 18, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Sept. 21–23, 2012, are free and open to the public. What has a four chambered stomach, feeds on vegetation, can run up to 40 miles per hour, and has beautiful spotted young? Join a ranger to find out more about our furry friends the white-tail deer. Read more...
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Award Winning Historian and Author and Historic Re-enactors to Offer Civil War Presentation on Sept. 22

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Sept. 18, 2012. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains. Read more...
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Ray’s Weather Announces 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Photo Contest Winners; 511 Entries this Year

Published Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:34 am
Sept. 14, 2012. The High Country's most well known resource for weather, Ray's Weather, has recently announced the winners of the annual Ray's Weather Calendar photo contest. As was the case in 2011, the Blue Ridge Parkway will be the theme for the calendar. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Tuesday Marks 25th Anniversary of Linn Cove Viaduct on Blue Ridge Parkway, Numerous Events To Take Place

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:49 am
Sept. 10, 2012. The Linn Cove Viaduct turns 25 tomorrow, and numerous events are taking place celebrating the anniversary. (Post includes feature story by Randy Johnson depicting the history of the viaduct that was in High Country Magazine's Aug./Sept. issue.) Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Grandfather Swinging Bridge, Linn Cove Viaduct: Two Spectacular Sites Celebrate 60th and 25th Anniversaries

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Sept. 6, 2012. The anniversary celebrations for the Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway Linn Cove Viaduct will be Sept. 11, 2012. Historic photos will be on display for those who have a personal connection to the building of the Viaduct or for those who want to simply enjoy the beauty of the area. Read more...
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Play Parkway Jeopardy Aug. 24 with Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for this Weekend’s Programs

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Aug. 21, 2012. The Blue Ridge Parkway has been called "America's Favorite Drive" and for good reason. For generations people have stepped out into this living museum. Upon learning many things in this parkway ranger program you can test your knowledge about the great & small that define the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Read more...
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Hike to Moses Cone’s Final Resting Place with Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for Aug. 17-19 Programs

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Aug. 14, 2012. Join the rangers for a 2 mile evening stroll to Moses and Bertha Cone’s final resting place. Discover more about the Cone family…both their good and bad times. Meet on the Cone Manor Porch wearing good walking shoes and bring water and a flashlight for this 1.5 hour hike. Read more...
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Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Present ‘Civil War in the Mountains’ with Award-Winning Historian Aug. 18

Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Aug. 9, 2012. Blue Ridge Mountain Ranger Programs for Aug. 17-18. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains. Read more...
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Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers for a Two-Mile Wildflower Walk at Cone Manor Aug. 8

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Aug. 7, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 8-12 are free and open to the public. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tours are held Saturdays and Sundays and last about 45 minutes. Tours will end the weekend of October 21, 2012. Read more...
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Hear the Story of Charlie Fox, Moonshiner and Local Legend from the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers Aug. 3

Published Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Aug. 3, 2012.When local moonshiner Charlie Fox has a change of heart about his illicit line of work, he finds out that his “business partner” has no intention of letting him renege on their agreement. Charlie’s clever solution to his conundrum has become a local legend. Come hear the story from a Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger at this Aug. 10 free program. Read more...
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Hear the Story of Charlie Fox, Moonshiner and Local Legend from the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers Aug. 3

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:13 am
July 31, 2012. Hear great stories from the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers: When local moonshiner Charlie Fox has a change of heart about his illicit line of work, he finds out that his “business partner” has no intention of letting him renege on their agreement. Charlie’s clever solution to his conundrum has become a local legend. Read more...
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Join a Ranger for an Evening Stroll Around Julian Price Lake; Hear the Story of the Man it was Named After

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:29 am
July 24, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 27-29 are all free and open to the public thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs. Read more...
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Tour the Moses Cone Manor and Meet Some Taxidermied Animals with the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers July 11-15

Published Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm
July 9, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 11 – 15 are all free and open to the public thanks to the financial support of Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone or visit the Linn Cove Viaduct. Read more...
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‘Why Are We Paying For It Again?’ Three Years Later, Taxpayers Foot Bill for Repairs on Goshen Creek Bridge

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:55 am
https://www.hcpress.com/?p=30588June 26, 2012. UPDATE: Now includes statement from FHWA.  Less than three years after a similar "rehabilitation" job, re-repairs to the Goshen Creek Bridge began in May to replace defective railing and the adjoining concrete deck. The bridge is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Concrete has been falling on an underpass and a nearby field that features a walking trail. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Free Bird Watching, Conservation and Murder Mystery Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway June 1-2

Published Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm
May 25, 2012. Join a park ranger to learn how William Linville and his son would give their lives near the river's end, to find out the name of that bird that gets up at 5 a.m. to sing into your window, and to learn about species conservation efforts. Each program is free to the public and are about 45 minutes in length. Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2; each program is at 7:30 p.m. Read more...
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