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Public asked to avoid area of Blue Ridge Parkway as rescue crews search for missing hiker

(Chad Seger, of Asheville, was last known to have been in the Black Balsam area of Pisgah National Forest on Monday, Oct 12. (Photo...

Woman falls to death while hiking with family in Georgia

Woman falls to death while hiking with family in Georgia A family hike in North Georgia ended in tragedy when a Cartersville woman died after...

Hairy, poisonous caterpillars have been spotted in eastern Virginia

Most caterpillars are unassuming—even cute, but that’s not true of the unappealingly named puss caterpillar, a hairy caterpillar with venomous spines that can cause...

Outdoor Updates: NC Wildlife Commission seeks public help in tracking hellbenders

NC Wildlife Commission seeks public help in tracking hellbenders Wildlife officials in North Carolina are asking anglers and other members of the public to keep...

Outdoor Updates: National Park sign vandalized, Assassin bug, Fat Bears, and more

Great Smoky Mountain National Park sign vandalized with racist message, real bear skin Officials at Great Smoky Mountain National Park are asking the public for...

Pro kayaker heroically saves paddler trapped in crevice at Kanawha Falls, W.Va.

A kayaker from Tennessee was saved from almost certain death by professional kayaker Corey Lilly of Fayetteville, West Virginia. Sam Davis was kayaking alone...