Catherine Lane

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Did you feel the earth move a bit?   A small earthquake was reported near this North Carolina town Tuesday night.

If you were near Canton, North Carolina then you may have felt something.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.6 earthquake happened near the Haywood County mountain town.  Earthquakes in the area are not completely uncommon. The depth of this earthquake was about .7 miles according to WLOS TV in Asheville.

The TV stations reports that shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly that deeper ones because they are closer to the surface.  People in Canton and Clyde, North Carolina may have felt this one.

Canton’s mayor Zeb Smathers had this to say about the seismic shift.( I am pretty sure this is tongue in cheek.)  He reportedly thinks it was related to Pactiv Evergreen’s plan to close the paper mill in town. The final whistle will blow at noon today Wednesday, May 24. It has been nearly three months since it was announced the plant would close.

Smathers gives this statement to the television station, “The earthquake was a result of all the prayers coming our way about tomorrow”. To learn more about this story, get details from our source, WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Asheville, North Carolina

Planning a trip to Asheville this year? Enjoy a trip to Asheville and experience some of the best views in North Carolina. Stuck between two great wonders, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the French Broad River. This beautiful city will give you and the family a great time enjoying tons of attractions.

Attractions of America released a list of 10 tourist attractions in Asheville, North Carolina. You’ll love the parks, the mountain views, and the downtown fun. Visitors will get the chance to visit museums, exhibitions, and the largest estate there is to see in North Carolina. Sit back, relax, and grab that pen and paper. You will want to keep this list ready when you are planning your trip to Asheville. Check out the top 10 tourist attractions in Asheville for your next weekend getaway.

  • 10. River Arts District

    Visit the River Arts District which involves 22 old commercial and vintage structures to enjoy. Walk around the area to meet specialists and appreciate the works of the craftsmen producing pottery, painting, weaving, and more!

  • 9. Folk Art Center

    Enjoy workshops and shows at the Folk Art Center this summer to help highlight some of the artistic ways. They are highlighting crafting materials including: glass, fiber, and mud.

  • 8. Pisgah National Forest

    Enjoy some exercising or take a stroll through the Pisgah National Forest. There are miles of trails, waterfalls, ponds, and tons of nature to enjoy. This park is one of the principal national parks in the nation and when you are in Asheville it’ll be your chance to visit.

  • 7. Pack Place Education, Arts, & Science Center

    Visit the center where the arts, education, and entertainment meet and connect together for the community. The Pack Place Education, Arts, and Science Center downtown complex includes The Asheville Art Museum, The Colburn Earth Science Museum, The Diana Wortham Theatre, The Health Adventure, and the  YMI Cultural Center.

  • 6. Downtown Asheville

    Everyone loves a good trip Downtown. Visit Downtown Asheville and check out amazing sights of art, great food, local shops, and connect with the locals and other tourists on the streets.

  • 5. Chimney Rock State Park

    This unique granite formation shoots up over 2,000 feet for tourists and locals to enjoy. Experience Chimney Rock State Park all from the top of the mountain via an elevator and capture this iconic moment. Nearby is Hickory Nut Falls Trail which will give you the chance to see the 404 ft. waterfall.


  • 4. Asheville Urban Trail

    Switch up the views and visit the Asheville Urban Trail in Downtown. Downtown is a uniquely crafted urban trail with attractions to share the story of the city. There are 30 stops in total on a 1.7 mile path throughout the streets that will help you learn the rich history of Asheville.

  • 3. North Carolina Arboretum

    Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum. There are over 65 acres of gardens, plus an extra 10 miles of trails outside with even more views.

  • 2. Biltmore Estate

    If you are planning a trip to Asheville, then the Biltmore Estate is one of the MUST SEE attractions while you are there. Over 8,000 acres to explore and experience during a visit. It is one of the biggest privately-owned mansions in the nation.

  • 1. Appalachian Trail

    The #1 must visit attraction is the Appalachian Trail! Over 300 miles of trails reside within North Carolina and the best parts you get to experience in Asheville. Here you will have the chance to reach over 6,000 feet high views!