For the last seven weeks, the Linville Gorge trail has been undergoing a massive restoration thanks in large part to one of four groups with the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC).

After a vehicle pursuit and manhunt that began Wednesday night, McDowell County sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of other federal, state, regional and local officers, apprehended Phillip Michael Stroupe II, 39, of 93 Winter Star Loop in Burnsville, early Thursday morning. Read more