Firefighters on the Dicks Creek Fire near Sylva have reported drone activity near the fire.
Everyone enjoys the ground-level Western North Carolina views, but drones provide a whole new perspective on things.
With a gentle buzzing, these lightweight unmanned aircrafts are able to soar hundreds of feet into the air to capture some of the most breathtaking aerial shots of life here in the mountains. Tech-savvy entrepreneurs are starting to realize they can make a living out of capturing these images and video footage enjoying the great outdoors themselves.
Drone operators have found that navigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations is more complicated than navigating their unmanned aircrafts.
Though it can make certain aspects of life easier, technology often has unintended consequences.
I was never a fan of drone missiles. Until now, I had always regarded drones as killing machines or mechanical spies. Their deployment by the military to eradicate enemies associated with terrorism does reduce our own casualties to zero, but during these same strikes drones too often murder innocent people, including women and children.