Whitewater Falls to Reopen This Summer

FRANKLIN, NC (May 15, 2017)...The Whitewater Falls viewing area is expected to reopen by the 4th of July, 2017, after being closed by the Whitewater Fire since November 2016. During the fall 2016 fire, the staircase and access facility to…

Enjoy Kids Fishing Days this Spring

ASHEVILLE, NC (May 1, 2017)...The Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests and partners will host their annual Kids Fishing Days in May and June 2017. These free events allow families and friends to share in fun and quality…

White Creek Fire in Burke County 30% Contained

NEBO, NC (March 21, 2017)...Firefighters conducted burnout operations again today on the White Creek Fire, increasing containment to 30%. The fire, which was reported Thursday March 16th, is burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end…

Smoke from White Creek Fire in Burke and Catawba Counties

NEBO, NC (March 21, 2017)...Residents of southern Burke and Catawba Counties are experiencing smoke this afternoon from the White Creek Fire, burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. The fire continues to burn well within containment…