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Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 9/26/14

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Sep 26, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (1 Comments)

Seán Keane

Liz Long

An Interview with Seán Keane, Irish Singer

Seán Keane knows "the U2 lads," is friends with the President of Ireland, and is honestly one of the most charming people I've ever met. Never mind that I could listen to him talk all day with his Irish accent, but he is also a phenomenal singer. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Behind BRC

Fall Foliage - Resources, Live Web Cams & More

Our staff has put together a list of regional web cams and resource pages with info on quality mountain views for your fall leaf-viewing pleasure! more »

Sep 21, 2014 Fall Travel (1 Comments)

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 9/19/14

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Sep 19, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (1 Comments)

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 9/12/14

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Sep 12, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (1 Comments)

Seeing Southern

Seeing Southern: All Aboard the Blue Ridge Railway

There's a kid in all of us. It surfaces rarely, but when it does, you can bet, it is inspired. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Seeing Southern

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 9/5/14

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Sep 5, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (1 Comments)

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 5.3 - The Legend of Abner Vance

A Tale of Two Tales: The Legend of Abner Vance Part 3 of 3. By Ryan Hardesty, Creator of “The Real Hatfield, Real McCoy, Real Feud, Real Matewan Facebook Group” more »

Sep 3, 2014 Hatfields & McCoys, Revisited

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 8/29/14

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Aug 29, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (2 Comments)

Seeing Southern

Seeing Southern: We Found Euphoria

I will confess, not every festival is a winner, but this one is on many levels. If you haven't experienced Euphoria in Greenville, S.C., this is your year. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Seeing Southern

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 8/15/14

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Aug 15, 2014 Our Favorite Facebook Photos (1 Comments)

Left: Old-fashioned rambling roses, accidentally spared, bloomed exuberantly around and over the old mulberry stump. Right: The spidery blooms of witch hazel appear in late October, lighting up the woods as autumn’s foliage fades.

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Flexibility Pays Dividends

In what might be called the “garden whisperer” approach, there’s much to be said for letting the plants have a role in the plans. more »

Aug 14, 2014 Mountain Garden

Jim Ruff

Photo Essay: Fall, Glorious Fall

Click here to see even more beautiful photos from Jim Ruff's September/October 2014 Fall Foliage photo essay! more »

Aug 13, 2014 Magazine

Guest Column, Karen Cragnolin: Helping Mother Nature Heal Herself

Karen Cragnolin is active in civic affairs around Asheville and is executive director of Riverlink, which under her leadership purchased carrier park in 1999 and dedicated French Broad River Park in 1994. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Guest Columnists

Top: The view from the Wesser Bald Lookout Tower is the real payoff for the hike.

Bottom: The Nantahala Outdoor Center is hiker-friendly.

Right: The Wesser Bald Lookout Tower was originally built in 1936.

Leonard Adkins

The Hike: Nantahala River to Wesser Bald

This 13.5-mile circuit in western north carolina offers stunning views at the wesser bald lookout tower. more »

Aug 13, 2014 The Hike

Country Roads: The Jubal Early Homeplace Opens

Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early was a cantankerous fellow who vehemently opposed secession, yet volunteered for the Confederate Army and was cited for bravery during his raid on Washington. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Country Roads

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