Zip line regulations scrutinized after 4 summer deaths

...RALEIGH, N.C. - As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether attaching her to a dual zip line snapped ? plunging her to her death.Her tether had been mistakenly...

Virginia boarding school establishes cycling program

...Hufnagel's quintessential high school all-nighter had manifested something unique: At the foot of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he had just established a program ? believed to be the first of its kind ? that aims to give...

Blogs remain reliable, useful way to convey ideas and information online

...Augusta Warrior Project; the GRU Cancer Center; the Blue Ridge Leadership Conference on Leadership; Leadership Augusta...However, I will be conducting four workshops at the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership from Oct. 14 to 16. This three-day...

Teens arrested after lockdown at Columbia County schools

...a white male in a dark-colored Chevrolet Avalanche pointed a weapon at people on the bus.Lakeside High School on Blue Ridge Drive in Evans was the first to be locked down after videos and photos surfaced online indicating the school might be...

Actress Betty Lynn transforms from Mount Airy local to Mayberry legend

...says Esther.So does Lynn.She has been living in Mount Airy ? a former textile town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains ? since 2007. She made the move after her Hollywood home was broken into twice while she was away on appearances...

Frank Svoboda

...Mr. Svoboda spent the majority of his professional career in the textile industry and retired in 1997 as President of Blue Ridge Products in Hickory, NC. Prior to that he worked in executive positions in sales, marketing and management at several...

Blue Ridge Drive in Columbia County closed

...Columbia CountyMotorists should avoid Blue Ridge Drive for the next few weeks because...will be closed for construction.Blue Ridge Drive will be closed to through traffic...of stormwater infrastructure under Blue Ridge Drive.Columbia County traffic officials...

Old Evans Road to close for River Watch Parkway construction

...closure, traffic will be detoured around the work area using Columbia Industrial Boulevard, Evans to Locks Road and Blue Ridge Drive.The $35 million River Watch Parkway project includes widening Old Petersburg Road from Baston Road to Old Evans...

Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...Leader Larry O'Neal, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey and several committee chairmen."We have, sometimes, different viewpoints, and to say that we have serious disagreements or divisions is just inaccurate," said Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.

Georgia angler Ed Lepley ties his state white bass record

...reproduction numbers over the past three years, 2015 might be a challenging year for hunters, especially in the piedmont blue ridge and ridge and valley systems in Georgia." Georgia's turkey season runs from March 21 through May 15, with a bag...