The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Gorges Gets A $6.5 Million Boost


Gorges State Park gets another boost to its development plans with a $6.5 million allocation from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund.

The latest grant will allow park officials to build a planned visitor center, two new picnic areas, two restrooms, and a maintenance facility.

Steve Pagano, park superintendent, is excited about the news, which brings the total funding to $14 million.

"I was told that this was the only large capital improvement approved by the trust fund this year," he said.

Most of the park development is in the Grassy Ridge area, located south of Sapphire's main bus...

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