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Jun 24, 2016 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial year and invite the nation to “find your park.” more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:42 AM Guest Columnists

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~author unknown more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:37 AM Mountain Garden

Pat and Mikey O'Neal left Florida to build a new life in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:33 AM Features

It's all about the heritage of the region, and this year the Shindig has added a few special things to celebrate its 50th. more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:30 AM Country Roads

"They are the trail keepers, ensuring every footpath is ready for others to enjoy." more »

Jun 21, 2016 10:54 AM Country Roads

The 77-mile trek can be even more fun when you do it in day hikes, and when your fellow hiker is the executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference. more »

Jun 21, 2016 10:12 AM The Hike

The majestic bald eagle faced survival challenges in the 1960s. Now, thanks in part to efforts at the American Eagle Foundation in the Smokies, the future is much brighter for our national bird. more »

Jun 21, 2016 10:07 AM Creature Feature

A precise, demanding, exacting judge at a county fair cooking competition can have an impact on the rest of your life. more »

Jun 21, 2016 10:03 AM Mill Creek Stories

If there’s a thread of experiential connection in my family, it is certainly walks, now over parts of nine decades, in the National Park you hike— the Appalachian Trail. more »

Jun 21, 2016 9:59 AM Kurt's Hikes

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Jun 17, 2016 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

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Seeing Southern

As Southern as jonquils, banana pudding, magnolias and boiled peanuts, Dolly Parton oozes charm, hospitality and poofy hair. Under studio lighting, she shines brightly. However, she really doesn't need help with brightness. more »

Jun 13, 2016 8:07 AM Seeing Southern

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Jun 10, 2016 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

Crooked Road’s 2nd Mountains of Music Homecoming

On Friday, June 10, the Mountains of Music Homecoming will light up stages across The Crooked Road, Southwest Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. more »

Jun 8, 2016 11:06 AM Behind BRC

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Kurt Rheinheimer

Kurt's Hikes: May 2016

See the latest of Kurt's hikes from this past May and get in on the adventures! more »

Jun 6, 2016 8:28 AM Behind BRC

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Courtesy FloydFest and Across-the-Way Productions

Floyd Fandango Showdown Throwdown

Learn more about the Floyd Fandango Showdown Throwdown, happening later this month thanks to FloydFest and Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. more »

Jun 3, 2016 9:43 AM Behind BRC

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Jun 3, 2016 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

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Seeing Southern

If you had asked me about this wonder a few years ago, I would have stared back into your eyes with an absolute void. Yes, I know what fireflies are, but if you live in Georgia or anywhere in the southern US for that matter, they are lightning bugs. more »

May 31, 2016 11:47 AM Seeing Southern

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