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Defendant pleads guilty to murder of Pisgah Inn coworker

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A 22-year-old Asheville man has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and first-degree murder in the death of his Pisgah Inn coworker last summer, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Motorist dies in crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

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A 61-year-old Georgia man died in a one-car crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Grandfather Mountain Overlook, the National Park Service said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

NPS OKs environmental impact statement for new Parkway bridge spanning I-26

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The National Park Service has OK'd the final environmental impact statement for the replacement of the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over I-26, part of the 22.2-mile widening of the interstate from I-40/I-240 to the U.S. 25 Connector (exit 54).   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Grand jury indicts co-worker for murder, rape in Pisgah Inn case

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ASHEVILLE — A federal grand jury issed an indictment Wednesday adding sexual assault charges to a previous murder charge against a 21-year-old Asheville man accused of killing his Pisgah Inn coworker on a Blue Ridge Parkway trail last summer.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Spruce Pine man dies in Parkway collision

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A 31-year-old Spruce Pine man died just before dawn today in a collision on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Service said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Charges pending in Parkway fatality

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Henderson County News

Prosecutors say co-worker confessed to murder on Parkway trail

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Prosecutors filed federal murder charges Thursday against a 20-year-old Asheville man in the death of a female Pisgah Inn coworker on a trail near the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

National forest roads taking a beating from winter weather

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Henderson County News

Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent to retire

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Henderson County News

Pack-snatching bear closes Parkway camping area

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The U.S. Forest Service temporarily closed the Graveyard Fields area to overnight camping after a bear snatched a backpack from a tent.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Parkway chief to keynote annual Sandburg meeting

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Phil Francis, the Superintendent of the National Park Service's Blue Ridge Parkway, will be guest speaker when the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara holds its annual meeting on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Flat Rock Village Hall in Flat Rock. The public is welcome to attend.   Read Story »

Tags: Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | Connemara | Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara | Blue Ridge Parkway