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It was odd in mid February to hear the weatherman on the local television say something like, “is this the last blast of winter for the season?” Read more

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Beer, Backpacking and the Importance of Sunshine

Taylor Boyd Willoughby/Mountain Orenda Photography

Like many great ideas, this one was born over beer. “You know what we should do?” said my friend Taylor at the end of our weekly bar trivia night. “We should go backpacking.” Read more

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Beech Mountain Resort

Kristian Jackson photo

Bitter cold ushered in by snow storm across the region. Read more

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Photo Essay, August 2018

Carla Passmore

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Park Service fears slides, damage from remnants of Hurricane Florence. Read more

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Storm remnants could bring heavy rain to area. Read more

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Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

My dad insisted on visiting Asheville during Halloween weekend, but I wanted him to come earlier. By then, leaves are past their peak in the valleys and have blown away from the ridgetops. Read more

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Donated photo

It’s no secret that an accurate weather forecast is hard to come by in the Smokies. But after two months of intense measurements at more than 100 stations around the region, scientists working with NASA are crunching data that could change that. Read more

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