Ashevilean Mike Morse wins grueling Grandfather Mountain race, “The Bear”

From Linville to the foot of the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain, it’s just a five-mile run. But perhaps because the route has an 1,568-foot elevation change — they call this race “The Bear.” Asheville’s Matt Morse won the men’s division, taking the course in 32 minutes and 17 seconds. (photo by Skip Sickler)

Outdoors: Memories are made of this

Among its many mysteries, the human mind’s ability to remember only the good times seems particularly profound. All those late-night-study sessions and supposedly do-or-die grades in graduate school? I can’t recall a single one. But I’ve got all the details you need on football tailgates, basketball victory parties and other such celebratory endeavors. The proof’s […]