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Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 2/5/16

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Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 1/29/16

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The Giving Enriches

The Coopers, with a lot of help from their employees, have opened eight additional stores in historic buildings in towns and cities across the region over the last 35 years. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:33 PM Guest Columnists

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Ginny Neil

Sleeping Beauties

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. —Lady Bird Johnson more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:30 PM Mountain Garden

Bark for the Nation: The Success of Highland Craftsmen

Chris and Marty McCurry have just 25 years of providing bark shingles to the mountains and beyond. more »

Jan 27, 2016 3:45 PM Features

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Judy Garrison

Seeing Southern: A Colonel and a Governor

I couldn’t have been more than eight when my parents and I starting making trips north into the North Georgia mountains toward our mountain property in Hiawassee. One of the spots that delighted me was the big house with the red roof. more »

Jan 27, 2016 3:30 PM Seeing Southern

The Evolution (?) of the Hike

The hikes my wife and I take used to be nearly all in the woods. Accommodations to family, time and weather, plus the addition of new trails to our town have resulted in more urban walks. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:51 PM From the Editor

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Leonard Adkins

Johnson Farm at Peaks of Otter

Combine a walk to the farm with a trek over Harkening Hill and you have a 3.9-mile walk full of history and discovery. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:50 PM The Hike

The Cave Beneath Charles Town, W.Va.

Known in its heyday as Lakeland Caverns, this former show cave and its lake have fascinated city residents for more than a century. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:45 PM Features

Lost History: The Odd Trek to Remember the Odd Marshall Expedition

Why would the U.S. Chief Justice, at age 57, take on the treacherous New River in a batteau? And why would somebody do it again in the same kind of vessel, 150 years later? more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:44 PM Features

Moonbow of Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

It takes a certain moon phase, a certain angle of viewing and a clear night to see what’s been called the only moonbow in the Western Hemisphere. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:44 PM Features

Lost Boy of the Smokies

His sister’s efforts—60 years later and with the help of dedicated Smokies ranger—led to the solving of what happened to her 12-year-old brother. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:43 PM Features

Taking the Waters in the Smokies

Back in the 1860s, there were about 70 resorts in the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains—all capitalizing on the “healing waters” bubbling out of the grounds around them. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:42 PM Features

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 1/22/16

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Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 1/15/16

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Jan 15, 2016 8:32 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

A Blend of Woods and Urban Hikes

A round-up of Kurt's December hikes. more »

Jan 13, 2016 9:26 AM Kurts Hikes

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 1/8/16

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Jan 8, 2016 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Three of the top 10 bird-watching states—Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia—are in the Blue Ridge region. more »

Jan 5, 2016 8:50 AM Creature Feature

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Molly Dugger Brennan

The Car Wants to Go to North Carolina

In appreciation for all the good times I’ve had in North Carolina, I give you my recipe for Beach Pie. more »

Jan 5, 2016 8:44 AM Mill Creek Stories

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