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Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

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According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night.

Drought conditions spark fire concerns in Northeast Georgia

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 The rain dance doesn’t seem to be working. Dry conditions and minimal rainfall continue in Rabun County and Northeast Georgia as they have for the past several weeks. Mike Davis, forest fire management officer for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, said that Northeast Georgia...

Enjoy a fun evening downtown in Hayesville, NC

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   Fall weather should provide the perfect setting for the 7th annual 2019 Steins & Wine Around the Square. Craft beer enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs and many non-drinkers will enjoy the variety offered at the event. From 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, seven breweries, five wineries and...

Watercross returns to Tugaloo State Park

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They’ll be flying over the water and the water will be flying. The Pro Watercross Tour will return to Tugaloo State Park near Lavonia July 27-28. The Pro Watercross Tour stages personal watercraft lap races all over the country – from Florida to Texas to Wisconsin to Georgia – each summer....

Snakes in the woods: Look, but don't touch

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Do you suffer from snake phobia? Then you’ve chosen the right place to visit. Statistically, your chances of being bitten by a venomous snake are lower in the Northeast Georgia mountains than anywhere else in the state. “In your area, you only have two venomous species — the copperhead and the...

Racing in the dirt

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Sixty-four years old and still sporting the fastest 1,650 feet of dirt in Georgia. That is an up-to-date description of Toccoa Raceway, which hosts stock car racing every Saturday night from early April through Labor Day weekend. The 5/16ths-of-a-mile track sports a variety of racing classifications...