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2010-09-15 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the lush Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the longest-running fall color displays in the country. A popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, recommends these Top 10 Fall Color Spots: 1. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the country's top scenic drives! Stop at many overlooks, picnic and hike. Color peaks early October in highest elevations, ending late October in the...

2010-07-22 06:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the middle of a hot summer, more people are turning to the natural refreshment of a mountain waterfall, many of which offer cool waters for wading. With hundreds of waterfalls in the Asheville area, how do you choose? According to the readers of the popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, here are the Top 10 waterfalls to enjoy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina: Sliding Rock: Each summer, thousands slip and slide down...

2009-09-16 10:08:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the lush Blue Ridge Mountains put on one of the longest-running fall color displays in the country. You don't have to spend a bundle to enjoy the beautiful scenery. A popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, has released its annual top 10 free things to do for Fall 2009: 1. Kick off the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway! Cruise one of the top scenic drives in...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Julie N. Chang, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 30--MORGANTON -- An injured hiker spent 20 hours crawling in the Linville Gorge before a hiking Eagle Scout happened to find him. Jakob Holly, 30, of Asheville was hiking alone when he fell from a rock at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. Unable to walk because the fall fractured both of his lower legs, and with little food and water, Holly tried to crawl along the trail toward his campsite. He even put his sandals under his knees...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.