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Hikers enjoy a beautiful day at Rough Ridge along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Rough Ridge parking area can be found at Milepost 302.8 and the summit has an elevation just below 4,800 feet. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

The weather forecast for the weekend looks sunny and pleasant but don’t forget to bring a jacket along just in case! Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train event kicks off this evening and Apple Hill Farm in Banner Elk is set to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday and Sunday.