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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway will re-open with new management. The Peaks of Otter Lodge will be operated by Delaware North Parks & Resorts. The company is based in New York and has a lot of experience working with the National Park...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterWDBJ7 will have exclusive live coverage of the Blue Ridge Marathon coming up next weekend. In the days leading up to race day, we're taking a look back at the history of the marathon and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We found out that the Parkway is such...
ReporterScenic trails and the park's historic setting make the Booker T. Washington National Monument a favorite of Michelle Siren. "It's a beautiful setting and honestly if we didn't have this I don't know what we'd do," Siren told us. Like other National Park...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFog isn't the only thing keeping people away from the Peaks of Otter Lodge. A giant barrier is blocking the entrance, now that the landmark is officially closed. Large signs that say "area closed" may not stay in place for long, thanks to new efforts...
It's been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years, but now the Humpback Bridge near Covington is a National Historic Landmark. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Wednesday. For many in Alleghany County, it's a...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe dark clouds that hovered over the Peaks of Otter Lodge Monday were viewed as a bad omen by visitors like Leslie Paul. "We just love it up here," said Paul, who's been traveling to the mountain hotel from Virginia Beach for more than 30 years. "You...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefTraveling usually involves getting in a car, or maybe hopping on a bus or an airplane, but there was a time when navigating water was the fastest way to get around. The National Park Service paid tribute to that form of transportation at the James...
More than 55 percent of a wildfire in Shenandoah National Park in Page County has been contained. The U.S. Forest Service says the Neighborhood Mountain fire has burned 2,163 acres since it was sparked by lightning on June 26. The fire is expected to...
ReporterFollowing a deadly crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Service and other agencies are offering safety advice to motorcyclists and other motorists. The deadly motorcycle accident happened Friday morning on Shooting Creek Road in Floyd...
ReporterThe summer traffic is still weeks away, but this year, the Blue Ridge Parkway is ahead of schedule. At the Iron Mine Hollow Overlook near the Peaks of Otter, for example, the rhodendendron are already showing their colors. Peter Givens is an...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhen flowers start blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway, maintenance workers go out to start spring cleaning. Trees limbs and branches fall rapidly in the winter months, leaving a lot of debris at sites like the Peaks of Otter. "On an annual basis,...
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