Will Harlan

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Rocky Fork Preview: Appalachia at its Finest

The 10,000-acre watershed is home to the region's cleanest water, rarest species, most secluded hiking and biking trails in the region, and a new state park. It also could be home to a controversial new RV park and road if park developers have their way. Two new resources provide new insights into this spectacular spot in Southern Appalachia.

BREAKING: Rescuers Search for Missing Hiker Near Roanoke

Paul Youmans, age 34, was last seen early on the morning of Monday, December 3, 2018 at his home in Roanoke.

30 Years of Giving: Warren Haynes, Merrell—and Doobe—Lend a Hand to Local Communities

Kent "Doobie" Doobrow forged a partnership between Warren Haynes, Merrell, and Habitat for Humanity that has helped build 35 homes and raise millions for charity.

BREAKING: Red Wolf Rule Delayed, Giving Wolves a Fighting Chance

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a delay of the proposed rule for red wolves because of the federal court ruling that found they had violated the Endangered Species Act in its management of the wolf. Red wolf populations have plummeted from 130 in 2006 to less than 30.

Meet the Carolina Trekker: Roger Upton shares memorable moments in the mountains

Roger Upton has hiked  in every national park and national forest in the Southeast, and for the past several years, he's written and photographed his journeys as the Carolina Trekker

Missing North Carolina hiker murdered in Mexico’s Copper Canyons

Patrick Braxton-Andrew was killed by a Mexican criminal organization while visiting Urique, a famous adventure destination in Mexico's Copper Canyons.