November 2010

Corporate Park Sponsorships

By BRO Staff | 16 Nov 10
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Should cash-strapped parks and other public lands be sponsored by corporations? Yes: 45% Absolutely, this would free up tax dollars and slow the never-ending government whine for more money. Corporations would have to agree on limited signage and other conditions. —Steve Lee, Weaverville, N.C. NPR is sponsored by corporations. So are Adopt-a-Highways, symphonies, music festivals,…

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Should a a nine-year-old boy be allowed to climb Mount Everest?

By BRO Admin | 15 Nov 10
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Do you support more user fees for underfunded public lands?

By BRO Admin | 01 Nov 10
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Black Mountain, N.C.

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Oct 10
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Black Mountain sits as the front porch to Western North Carolina’s vast mountain spread—a mellow alternative to Asheville’s increasing congestion just 15 miles west. Holly Colson moved to the artsy small town from Park City, Utah, because it was one of the highest place east of the Rockies. The avid cyclist, trail runner, and part…

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The South’s Best Kept Secret

By Graham Averill | 25 Oct 10
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Cumberland Gap has everything that other national parks have—except the crowds. I’m standing at the mouth of a massive cave with an arched opening spanning 250 feet across, carpeted by thick sand, and a waterfall tumbling down the entrance. The arched cavern is something you might find in the deserts of Utah, but it’s sitting…

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Bike School

By Graham Averill | 25 Oct 10
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Essential Skills from the Appalachian Bike Institute If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you own a bike. There’s also a good chance that if you own a bike, you have absolutely no idea how to take care of it. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. For most of us, bikes, like the internal…

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Beach Music

By Jedd Ferris | 25 Oct 10
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Dangermuffin’s breezy,  ocean-minded Americana Dangermuffin is quickly emerging as the South’s next roots rock phenomenon. The trio from South Carolina’s Folly Beach mixes the ragged Americana spirit of the Avett Brothers with the laid-back grooves of Sublime and an occasional burst of jam band energy. The sound is anchored by the songwriting of lead singer…

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Gear you can’t live without?

By BRO Staff | 25 Oct 10
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Blake DeMaso Unfortunately these days it’s my iPhone, but when I’m able to put it down, I love riding my new stand-up paddleboard. Leah Woody I can’t camp without my Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad.  It’s the difference between roughing it and just looking like you are roughing it. Craig Snodgrass An old school down vest that…

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Is genetically modified food dangerous?

By BRO Admin | 25 Oct 10
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