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N.C. COVID-19 Updates

What an interesting week! The rains have pushed forward, the sun is shining and everyone is excited about spending time outdoors.  First, this link takes you to North Carolna's Health and Human Services website describing the partial re-opening of N.C. businesses.  As you plan your days and visits ...

Updates and Opening Schedules for the Blue Ridge Parkway

The National Park Service plans to re-open the majority of the Blue Ridge Parkway on May 15th. In addition to the roadway, all trails will be open. 

Re-Opening NC Phase One

At 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8th North Carolina will begin following Phase I of Governor Cooper's re-opening orders.  Lodging properties may open now, however, some have postponed opening until later in May.  Please, make reservations before heading out.  Call your favorite property to learn ...

McDowell County Lifts Lodging Restrictions

As of 5:00 pm on Monday, April 27th, McDowell County Commissioners amended their State of Emergency order allowing all McDowell County lodging properties, including those in Marion, Old Fort, Nebo, and our Blue Ridge Parkway communities, to re-open.  Of course, Governor Cooper's executive orders remain in effect ...

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