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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards seeks study of DuPont Forest admission fees

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards wants the state Agriculture Department to study ways to generate revenue at DuPont State Forest, including admission fees that would "favor North Carolina citizens," in order to create "a sustainable income stream to help preserve the protect the forest."   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | DuPont State Forest | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Henderson County News

Donation expands DuPont State Forest by 400 acres

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Conserving Carolina has transferred 402 acres of land to the North Carolina Forest Service to expand Dupont State Recreational Forest while conserving key headwater streams and adding to a 100,000-acre corridor of conserved land.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest | land conservation

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest | River Stone | Tap Root Dairy

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First DuPont Forest Festival is set for Sept. 22

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Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | DuPont State Forest | Friends of DuPont Forest

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THE TOP 10: Grey Hosiery Mill, DuPont Forest

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Tags: Grey Hosiery Mill | DuPont State Forest

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DuPont Corp. gives 'donut hole' in forest to state

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The North Carolina Council of State on Tuesday voted to accept the 476-acre site of the old Dupont X-ray film plant as a gift from the DuPont Corp., completing acquisition of the so-called donut hole at DuPont State Forest and clearing the way for its development as an emergency services training center.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

DuPont, Ag Center, WNC crime lab, Muddy Sneakers get money in House budget

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Funding for buildings and personnel at DuPont State Forest, a new pavilion at the ANC Ag Center, $1 million to equip the new crime lab at the WNC Justice Academy in Edneyville and money to expand a learning in nature program founded in Henderson and Transylvania counties are among the appropriations in the 2016-17 budget the state House approved and sent on to the Senate this week, Rep. Chuck McGrady said.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | DuPont State Forest | Muddy Sneakers

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Ag chief seeks $5 million for DuPont State Forest

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Legislators swat down $12 admission fee at DuPont

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Henderson County legislators have successfully stalled — and may have killed — a proposal by state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to impose admission fees at DuPont State Forest as high as $12 a car.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest

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Headwaters land a key link in 'corridor of conservation'

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BREVARD — Six years ago, Kieran Roe got a call from a real estate agent in Transylvania County inviting him to lunch. Roe, executive director of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, had no idea then that the meeting would lead to one of the conservancy’s most important preservation agreements.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest | Headwaters State Forest

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Local news briefs

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is hosting the fifth annual Environmental Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the Hendersonville Little Theatre, 229 South Washington St.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | Flat Rock Cinema | DuPont State Forest | Blue Ridge Literacy Council

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DuPont to log 46 acres at Guion Farm

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CEDAR MOUNTAIN — DuPont State Recreational Forest will conduct a timber harvest on 46 acres at Guion Farm starting around Nov. 1, the N.C. Agriculture Department said.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | DuPont State Forest | native flora | logging

North Carolina Life

Chimney Rock catching fire over Hunger Games sequel

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Ahead of the Nov. 22 release of the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Chimney Rock State Park next month is showing the blockbuster first movie, The Hunger Games, on a 35-foot outdoor screen and offering other movie-themed activities.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest | Chimney Rock State Park | performing arts | Hunger Games

Henderson County Life

Dedication set for pedestrian bridge, visitors center at DuPont

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DUPONT STATE FOREST — High-ranking North Carolina officials will be on hand for the dedication Monday of the new Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge and the new visitors center at DuPont State Recreational Forest.     Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | parks and recreation | DuPont State Forest | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Henderson County Sports

Friends of DuPont celebrating new hiking trail

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Rangers, trail builders and supporters of DuPont State Recreational Forest will open the High Falls Trail extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | DuPont State Forest

Henderson County News

Footbridge work to close Hooker Falls access

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Construction of a new footbridge over Little River and a new Hooker Falls parking area will close the Hooker Falls access for at least two months starting in late April, the N.C. Forest Service said.   Read Story »

Tags: DuPont State Forest

Henderson County Sports

DuPont half-marathon runners to honor Boston victims

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DuPont Half Marathon director Greg Walker has asked that participants in Saturday's 13.1-miler wear Boston blue and yellow in tribute to the runners and spectators injured in the Boston Marathon bombings Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: runners | Fletcher Community Park | Greg Walker | running | DuPont State Forest | health and fitness

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Hike features 'Hunger Games' setting

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy guides will lead a hike to picturesque Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest on Saturday, Jan. 26.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | DuPont State Forest