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Ed Rehbein has photographed the Mountain State’s beauty for many magazines, and is co-author of “West Virginia Waterfalls: The New River.” more »

Jun 21, 2016 12:06 PM Features

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

Our dining writers take a foray into their home territory, and find many culinary delights. more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:24 AM , Features

Throughout the seven states, there's so much to do and see. more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:13 AM Features

The Southern Appalachians are dotted with NPS properties. Here's a look at some of their celebrations. more »

Jun 21, 2016 11:05 AM Features

"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

Here are the results of reader voting for the towns with the biggest smiles-in three population categories. more »

Apr 29, 2016 9:16 AM Features

It's a happy day when the favorite town of your childhood can be even more inviting many decades later. more »

Apr 29, 2016 8:45 AM From the Editor

Lots of (non-farm) people think cows are dumb. Think again. more »

Apr 28, 2016 11:33 AM Mill Creek Stories

The southwestern corner of the West Virginia wilderness offers much in the way of wild animals, including black bear in a no-hunting area. more »

Apr 28, 2016 11:22 AM The Hike

The threatened, "Hideously ugly" salamanders become much easier to look at in the context of the deep perils to their existence. more »

Apr 28, 2016 9:23 AM Creature Feature

Standing against the test of time, this resort has been attracting families since the 18th century, including 23 presidents! more »

Apr 28, 2016 8:57 AM Country Roads

There's only one place in the world to meet these special little critters. more »

Apr 28, 2016 8:41 AM Country Roads

With how quickly things change, it's nice to know that some things stay the same. more »

Apr 28, 2016 8:15 AM Country Roads

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