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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


Ginny Neil

Sleeping Beauties

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

Jan 27, 2016 4:30 PM Mountain Garden

UpCountry Dining: South Carolina Mountain Cuisine

The flavors are much more varied than you might think. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:28 PM , Features

Travel Guide 3: Tea Rooms of the Mountains

C'mon along for great tastes in cozy settings. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:24 PM Features

Travel Guide 2: Signature Foods of the Mountains

A Southern Appalachian foodie takes you to seven states' worth of great tastes. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:21 PM Features

Travel Guide 1: The Great and Quirky Collections

From heritage firearms to ancient bricks and many more between, travel to great towns for great exhibits. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:04 PM Features

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

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


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

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