A look inside our July/August 2013 issue
Worth a Click - Online Exclusives:
- Win a FREE Asheville Getaway!
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- Take a closer look at the young minds shaping our mountains for the better!
Click the link above for more interviews and expanded Q&As from Cara Modisett’s story on Gen-X and Gen-Yers changing the mountains for the better.
- Hear History Come To Life
Visit the link above for information about Radford University’s Floyd County, Va. Oral History Project, including recordings of student interviews with WWII veterans.
- Go Behind The Scenes of FloydFest
Check out this page for songs by Ricky Skaggs and Conspirator, photos from FloydFest 2012 and more!
- Your Favorite Stories
Just in case you missed them – or feel like revisiting an old favorite – we’ve rounded up some of our most popular stories from the past 25 years.
- Blossoms and Buddies
North Carolina photographer Rob Travis provides a set of marvelous close-ups of wildflowers and the creatures that visit them.
- The Best of the Mountains 2013
Our readers have weighed in on their favorite places, people, things and happenings in our region. Congratulations to the winners.
- Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
One of the more pleasant changes in our region over recent years has been the explosion of great beer. by Annie Tobey
- Then & Now: A Photo Tour - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL!
Some things about the classic mountain attractions never change; some do. by Joe Tennis.
- Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Co-founder Alaska Presley has come back these 50 years later to save the North Carolina attraction. by Sam Boykin
- 25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL!
We put all 148 Blue Ridge Country covers in front of our Facebook fans. Here are the 25 most popular.
- 25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL!
These 30- and 40-somethings are leading the way in the arts, development and other fields. by Cara Ellen Modisett
- Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
We conclude our North Carolina tour with visits to Banner Elk’s Sorrento’s and Lake Lure’s Season’s. by John Batchelor
- Cabin in the Woods
Asheville’s Log Cabin Motor Court is a preserved classic. by Joe Tennis
Digital Exclusive Feature:
- "The Long Goodnight - 'The Waltons' Turns 40."
Forty TV seasons later, “The Waltons” still resonates with Southern audiences. The actors who portrayed the characters created by Earl Hamner Jr., say all the credit is due the author, who sought to portray his own family in the most positive light he could.
- From the Editor: 25 and Beginning Anew
We're taking bold steps to honor this magazine's readers for your loyalty over the past quarter century. by Kurt Rheinheimer
- From the Farm: The Gift of Days
Simple drawings have come to be a way to recognize what each day affords, whether it invokes joy or weepiness. by Elizabeth Hunter
- Mountain Report: Utilities Exceed Efficiency Goals
Duke Energy, Georgia Power and TVA combined to save nearly 2,500 gigawatt hours in 2011 and 2012. by Cathryn McCue
- The Hike: Craggy Pinnacle Trail
There’s at least a mild threat to the continued existence of this beautiful trail with 360-degree views, so get on up there. by Leonard Atkins
- Creature Feature: Winged Sunshine
Sulphur butterflies brighten summer days throughout the mountain region. by Nancy Henderson
- Great Home Buys: Lapping Waters, Lakeside Living
The word on waterfront properties is "affordable." by Paul Clark
- Festivals & Events: Sizzling Summer Fun
Get outside to enjoy festivals, music, cultural celebrations and more.
- Country Roads: Grove Park Inn Turns 100
Plus: For Scouts at the Gorge, New Heights of Adventure; Allen de Hart: A Mountain Wonder Walks On.
- Flavors: Sunburst Celebrates Caviar
The Jennings-Eason family of canton, N.C., originally began farming trout to feed mink. Nowadays they feed us. by Fred Sauceman
- Mountain Garden - 25 Garden Tips for July-October
From assessing (don’t plant too closely) to zucchini (don’t let them get as big as ball bats), here’s how to grow better. by Elizabeth Hunter
- Guest Column: So Much Flow
Jan Davidson, a native of Murphy, N.C., is Director of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor, for his work in the Fine Arts. by Jan Davidson
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