Downtown Boone on Thursday
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Downtown Boone on Thursday
US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
A Winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 am Fri to noon Sat for the #NCwx mtns near TN. 2 to 4+ inches of snow is expected. Watch out for snow covered roads and reduced visibility if traveling through the mtns Fri - Sat. #CLTwx #SCwx #GAwx
The setting sun at Clingman's Dome in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Photo Kent Rowell
Bluegrass is the topic on new PBS show.
Bluegrass Now! features performances reflecting the many facets of bluegrass music as performed by an array of today’s leading artists.
PHOTO CALL! We are looking for high-resolution images to consider for our 'Reader Photo' section in the upcoming April/May edition. Do you have any early spring images from last year you want to see in the magazine? Reach out to [email protected] .
Sunset over Asheville!
Photo by @mandy janney gallimore
Sunrise over the Smokies.
Great Smoky Mountains
Deb Campbell Wildlife & Nature Photography
Have you been to Tom Branch Falls at Deep Creek in the Smokies?
Photo Passmore Photography
Nothing better than driving on the parkway - making memories, enjoying the view, reconnecting. This one captured here from May of 1960 at the Great Valley Overlook just north of Roanoke.
What are your favorite Parkway memories?
Blue Ridge Parkway
The morning after ... in Waynesville.
Save the Date!
Check out the 2020 Pilgrimage lineup! This year we are offering over 200 different hikes with a variety of new programs including hikes about animal behavior, ants, and spiders. Comment and let us know which program you are most excited about this year!
Snow in Visit Gatlinburg. Photo Brad Justice Photography
U.S. 441/Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg to Cherokee is temporarily closed due to snow/ice, according to the National Park Service. Foothills Parkway West, new section, is also closed due to snow.
WNC and upstate South Carolina guidance
Who is seeing snow? It is falling in Waynesville, but not yet sticking.
The beginning of the parkway!
During the early construction years of the parkway, visitors were cautioned to travel at their own risk with large sections unfinished and multiple detours to follow to continue the journey. The final section of the road wasn’t completed until 1987, but it didn't keep folks from visiting. By 1987 almost 375 million visitors had enjoyed the Parkway since its opening. #engineersweek #construction #tbt
Photo from NPS Archives of Rough Ridge Tunnel at MP 349 from 1940.
Steady snow is falling in Waynesville.
US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
Accumulating snow is expected for much of the western Carolinas and northeast GA Thursday. Area roads are off to a warm start for the event, so accumulations will be primarily on the grass initially. The forecast remains highly subject to change, so stay tuned! #scwx #ncwx #gawx
The National Weather Service says snow will be the common denominator across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region come Thursday.
Gatlinburg is expected to see rain and snow likely before 8 a.m., then all snow as temperatures fall to around 31 by 5 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent on Thursday, and Gatlinburg could see possible snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.
Thursday night, Gatlinburg should see rain and snow likely before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow between 9 p.m. and midnight, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent Thursday night, with possibility of new snow accumulation of less than a half inch.
On the other side of the park, the Weather Service is calling for a winter storm, suggesting Waynesville will see snow, mainly before 4 p.m., with a high near 34. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent, with possible snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.
Thursday night, Waynesville is expected to see a 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9 p.m., with a low around 18. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Newport will see rain and snow, becoming all snow after noon Thursday with a high near 39. Possible snow accumulation is expected to be less than a half inch. Newport will see a chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. Thursday night, then a slight chance of snow until midnight, with a low around 22.
Areas of higher elevation are expected to see greater snow accumulation, and snow could be falling as far south as northeast Georgia and as far east as North Carolina coastal counties.
At least one weather model suggests North Carolina will see much more moist air, suggesting higher snow accumulations. The National Weather Service prediction for snow has been inching up since yesterday as the storm possibility solidifies.
Cove Creek Road will be closed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct road repairs through May 20.
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Have you driven in Alleghany County, NC?
Photo by Bonita Loggins
Do you have any historical info?
Continuing our series of posts focused on our African American Experience in the Smokies research project, we are asking for your help.
In the Hidgon Family Cemetery in the Hazel Creek area of the park, you will find the grave of "A Black Man." Near the Mingus Mill is a cemetery with six graves marked simply with field stones, thought to be a cemetery of enslaved people from the 1800s. What are the names of the community members interred at these locations? We do not know.
This research project is facing common obstacles: the African American members of the communities are nameless and faceless in typical historical records. Documents like birth/death records, photos, personal journals, family Bibles, and similar forms of historic reference materials have been difficult to uncover, because for many of the African American people of the time, they just don't exist.
This is where you might be able to help. Do you have records, photos, or personal stories of the African American communities in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Are you willing to share with us? Please contact Rhonda Wise at [email protected].
NPS photos by Rhonda Wise; Image descriptions: 1. A small tombstone reads "A BLACK MAN" in the Higdon Cemetery. 2. Six graves marked with field stones in the Mingus Slave Cemetery. Woods can be seen behind the cemetery.
Anthony Heflin Photography
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February Spring flowers in Waynesville.
Choral tackles stars and space.
The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing choral music to East Tennessee since 1951.
A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Photo by Vasilij Pshelensky Photography
The TN side of the Smokies were really showing off their winter beauty today for their Valentine's Day visitors. What better time to snuggle up with your significant other in front of a cozy fire. Happy Valentine's Day! ♥️
Wishing you a beautiful Valentine's Day!
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Smoky Mountain News
Spur Reopened Following Slide Repair
Great Smoky Mountains National Park crews completed debris removal along the northbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tuesday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. Both lanes are reopened to all traffic. Park crews received assistance from the Federal Highways Administration and contractors to complete the work.
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Traditional music show readies for 14th year.
The 14th annual Fiddlers of Madison County show occurs March 14.
Have you hiked Cole Mountain in Virginia?
Photo by @kristinalovephotography
Scotch & Waller Photography
A Conversation with the smokies’ species finder
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Rocks, mud close lanes
The slide blocked both northbound lanes of the spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
A view from Linville Gorge Wilderness
Photo Luke Sutton Photo
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