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Geocatching is the new form of treasure hunting. All one needs to partake in this GPS-driven treasure hunt is a GPS-enabled device, and an account at geocatching.com. Burnsville residents hide catches and encourage people to explore sites in town on their hunt. Many catches involve hiking on the numerous trails in the area, allowing geocatchers to explore the natural beauty of the area while searching for their prize.
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The Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville originally opened in 1833. Over the years, the structure has been renovated, had name changes, and gotten new owners, but its charm still attracts visitors. The full service hotel has had notableguests such as Elvis Presley, Mark Twain, and Jimmy Carter.
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By the time a moose head, product of self-made millionaire Charles Chapman’s decades ago hunt, was given to its owner’s grandnephew, its final home was in question. It found a home in the appropriately and ironically named The Moose Café. Through it, the restaurant was given a conversation piece and connection with an important historical figure. For seven years, Chapman was the owner of the National Register of Historic Places listed, nineteenth century constructed Smith-McDowell House.
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Western North Carolina played an important role in the state’s economic and occupational development, through its railroads delivering raw materials such as lumber and mica across the state. Pictorial evidence Western Carolina University preserves includes the accompanying photo of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Through such endeavors, acknowledgment of railroads’ place in North Carolina history chugging along.
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The newly created office aimed to assure its sustained place by playing a role in sustaining the environment. Two years later, post-implementation of its Sustainability Management Plan, the department had lived up to its promise of sustainability. The city, partnering with local environmental groups, had reduced its carbon footprint by nearly thirty percent, through eco-friendly practices related to fuel, electricity, water system improvement, and recycling.