Outdoors

Outdoors

Birders scan skies for migratory hawks

They come in waves to the Southern Appalachians each fall, riding the updrafts and gliding over the mountains. They’re broad-winged hawks migrating south from Canada and the Northeast. Their rite of passage draws another kind of migrant: Hawk watchers like Rhonda Weiss of Burlington.

Outdoors

Three moves to get toned arms

The body of a dancer is truly extraordinary - long, lean, and insanely strong, all at the same time. Truth be told, we'd love to look like a dancer without the years and years of training, and guess what? Now we can.

Outdoors

Smartwool meets expectations for running shorts

Running shorts seem like they should be the easiest thing in the world to buy. Yet while there is not much to them, a lot of things can go wrong. Maybe that explains why most of us have a couple of go-to pairs while the rest sit in the closet gathering dust? The problem is that a running short that doesn't fit right can produce chaffing, something that no runner wants to talk about. So while it may not take a doctorate to manufacture good men's running apparel, the Smartwool PhD Run Short at least earns an honorary degree for its excellent performance.

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Flounder fanatics beat the heat going gigging

It is not often that a recreational trip to procure fish begins well after dark. However, the appointed time for Allen Jernigan to meet his friend, Tony Rhodes, at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Snead’s Ferry boating access area was 9:30 p.m. because of the summer heat.

Videos

Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera?

Researchers have no explanation for an 'anomaly' captured on a camera as a team of Appalachian State Univeristy researchers led by Dr. Daniel Caton look for the Brown Mountain Lights. ANOMALISTIC light appears high above ridge, at 0:08, 0:16, and 0:24 seconds.
Dr. Daniel B. Caton, Ph.D. Appalachian State University
Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera? 0:38

Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera?

Women build trails in Jordan Lake 0:53

Women build trails in Jordan Lake

This is what happens when a bear gets into your Subaru – and closes the door 1:28

This is what happens when a bear gets into your Subaru – and closes the door

How to survive if you get caught in a rip current 2:13

How to survive if you get caught in a rip current