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Blue Ridge Mountains

also Blue Ridge
A range of the Appalachian Mountains extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. The range rises to 2,038 m (6,684 ft) at Mount Mitchell in the Black Mountains of western North Carolina.
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Blue′ Ridge′


n.
a mountain range extending SW from N Virginia to N Georgia: part of the Appalachian Mountains. Also called Blue′ Ridge` Moun′tains.
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Noun1.Blue Ridge - a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
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I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather.
And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
And the heat went on and on, and sucked up all the moisture, till at last the main channel of the Waingunga was the only stream that carried a trickle of water between its dead banks; and when Hathi, the wild elephant, who lives for a hundred years and more, saw a long, lean blue ridge of rock show dry in the very centre of the stream, he knew that he was looking at the Peace Rock, and then and there he lifted up his trunk and proclaimed the Water Truce, as his father before him had proclaimed it fifty years ago.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, River shareholders will have the right to receive either USD 16.57in cash or 0.9821 shares of Blue Ridge common stock for each share of River common stock they hold.
Knotts will be primarily providing business solutions to the Northern Virginia market and surrounding areas, as Blue Ridge Bank continues to expand its footprint.
In his new role, Knotts will offer business solutions to the Northern Virginia market and surrounding areas, as Blue Ridge Bank continues to expand its footprint.
Blue Ridge will move to Dewey's premises in the Thruway Center in Winston-Salem.
The new facility, which has been five years in the making, will be the home of the Blue Ridge Council's high adventure programs and leadership development programs for youth, volunteers and adult leaders, according to a news release.
The 7thFleet staff welcomed the residents of Barangay Blue Ridge B led by Barangay Chairman Sessan Castro-Lee and several other barangay officials for a ship tour on March 17.
Eric Anduze, commanding officer of the Blue Ridge, will meet with Philippine Navy officials to give them a tour of the ship and to explain its mission and goals.
According to the US Embassy, the port visit of the Blue Ridge, the oldest operational ship in the US Navy, and the 7th Fleet team will give the Philippines and the US opportunities to renew its longstanding ties with the Philippines.

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