Quarter Flap: North Carolina Notes That 53% of Smokies is in NC and Not Tennessee

There’s something of an interstate flap over the new quarter featuring Smoky Mountains and has the name “Tennessee” on on it. North Carolina notes that 53 percent of the park is actually in North Carolina. The quarter is part of a “America the Beautiful” series featuring a national park in each state. North Carolina is the Blue Ridge Parkway — sort of the home to another state highpoint – Mount Mitchell.


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First Wintry Storm Temporarily Closes Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell access was closed temporarily due to snow and sleet in the season’s first wintry storm.


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Closed Section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Mount Mitchell is Tourist Attrraction for Hikers


The crack which closed the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 376 which has closed the Parkway from Asheville to Mount Mitchell has grown to 300 feet long, more than 6 inches wide and several feet deep. A companion crack on the side of the road has also developed.

Visitors have started hiking in from Mile Post 376 to see the crack. There is no date set for repairs. Mount Mitchell is still accessible from the north on the Parkway.


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Blue Ridge Parkway Closed from Asheville to Mount Mitchell

A 100 foot crack in the road has prompted an indefinite closure of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 375 by Asheville to Milepost 355 at N.C. 128/Mount Mitchell State Park.

20 Miles Of Blue Ridge Parkway In NC Closed Indefinitely | digtriad.com.


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2013 Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Ride on May 20

The 2013 Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Ride will be May 20. The ride is 102 miles long and has 10,357 in elevation gain.


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Mount Mitchell Trail Closed Because of Bears

Mount Mitchell State Park has closed the Mount Mitchell Trail and the National Forest has closed the Commissary Ridge Campground because of bear activity.
*Mount Mitchell warnings
*NFS warning
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1,100 Bicyclists in Assault on Mount Mitchell

1,100 bicyclists did the 102 mile Assault on Mount Mitchell this year.


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Record in Mount Mitchell Challenge

Record 4 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds in Mount Mitchell Challenge.


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345,000 visit Mount Mitchell State Park in 2010

A report indicates 345,000 people visited Mount Mitchell State Park in 2010 — update 7 percent from 2009.


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Blueberry Season on Mount Mitchell

This report indicates there’s a treasure trove of blueberries ready for picking on Mount Mitchell


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