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Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 10/31/14

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Oct 31, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos

Seeing Southern

Seeing Southern: Wine in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley

Would you believe that North Carolina has over 400 vineyards and 100 wineries? Who are they, Napa? Claiming the same number of vineyards and the same AVA designation, Napa and North Carolina are duking it out in the winemaking world. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Seeing Southern

Pictured from left to right: Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy, Johnse Hatfield, Roseanna McCoy and Capt. William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield.

Photos courtesy of Pike County KY Tourism Commission ("Devil Anse" Hatfield photo courtesy West Virginia State Archives)

Hatfields & McCoys, Revisited, Part 6: Examining Justice in the "Lawless" Tug Valley

Many fables posing as “Feud history” begin with a few basic premises. Chief among these is the claim that the Tug Valley in the 1870’s-‘80’s was a lawless place. But court records for Pike and Logan Counties refute this contention entirely. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Hatfields & McCoys, Revisited

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 10/24/14

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Oct 24, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 10/17/14

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Oct 17, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos 1 Comments

Beth Macy and Tom Landon on Mill Mountain with rescue dogs Charley and Mavis.

David Hungate

Guest Column, Beth Macy: The Mountain That Saved My Marriage

Beth Macy, a journalist based in Roanoke, Va., is the author of “Factory Man: How One Furniture-Maker Fought Offshoring, Stayed Local, and Saved an American Town,” (Little, Brown & Co.). It will become an HBO miniseries, produced by Tom Hanks. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Guest Columnists

Top Left: Wingstem’s distinctive seed clusters. Top Right: Milkweed pods releasing fluff-borne seeds to ride the wind. Bottom Left: Seedheads of Queen Anne’s Lacelook like little birds’ nests. Bottom Center: Asters have seeds with fluffy parachutes to carry them on the wind. Bottom Right: The bowed seedhead of torch tithonia (Mexican sunflower)

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Going to Seed

The magic of seeds goes beyond their amazing numbers and viability. They’re also, in many cases, simply beautiful. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Mountain Garden

Creature Feature: Wild Turkey Comeback

Wild turkeys, nearly gone by the early 1900s, began a comeback in the Depression. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Creature Feature

Mountain Report: Appalachian Trail to Assess Lands

It will be the most extensive survey of the 2,180-mile trail in its 90-year history. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Mountain Report

The Hike: Warriors' Path Trail Magic

This found hike woke up the veteran distance hiker’s eyes and senses to the beauties around him. more »

Oct 15, 2014 The Hike

From the Editor: Farewell to our ‘Heart and Soul’

In case you missed it, the most admired and cherished part of this magazine for many readers says goodbye with this issue. more »

Oct 15, 2014 From the Editor 2 Comments

Solitary wild bees like this bumblebee nectaring on Torch Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) provide essential pollinating services to wild and garden plants.

Elizabeth Hunter

From the Farm: For the Wild World

The challenges facing the monarchs and the wild bees bring illumination and duty to protect what we put in peril. more »

Oct 14, 2014 From the Farm

Clockwise from top left, photos courtesy of: Brian Lee, Danny Redd, Eloise Gregory, Bo Ells and Jason Penland.

More Late Fall Photos From Readers Like You!

Take a look at these great late fall photos we didn't have room to bring you in the November/December 2014 issue. Our thanks to all who submitted their images! more »

Oct 13, 2014 Worth a Click

Paul Clark

Cabin in the Woods: At the End of the Trail, a Magical Night in Horse Country at the The Red Horse Inn

It’s Mary especially – between innkeepers Roger and Mary Wolters – whose artistic sensibilities and penchant for romance make for a place with rose petals on the bed, a gauzy cover around it and welcome notes on parchment. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Cabins

Clockwise from top left: The Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort, the mile-high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain, the Biltmore House Candlelight Christmas Evenings and Cataloochee Ski Area.

Photos credits, clockwise from top left: Chetola Resort, Grandfather Mountain, Biltmore House and Matthew Morse.

Winter Getaways: Where to Cut, Ski, Hike, See the Lights and More

Whether you’re ready to brave the cold to cut a tree or a path, or prefer to stay warm with a visit to A home tour or a SIP OF A unique winter brew, we’ve got the places and the specifics. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Features

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 10/10/14

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Oct 10, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos

Cara Ellen Modisett

Fine Dining in the Mountains

The ties to the region are strong – use of local ingredients, ties to old recipes, regular meetings with farmers – but these chefs create dishes a step or two beyond the traditional. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Food & Flavors

Joe Tennis

The Smokies: Treasures in Every Season

Frog legs, go-karts, trains, wave pools, Santa Claus, Dolly Parton, pancakes, waterfalls, and a competition of chaps with chainsaws: welcome to the eclectic attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee and North Carolina. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Features 1 Comments

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 10/3/14

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Oct 3, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos 4 Comments

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 9/26/14

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Sep 26, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos 1 Comments

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