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David Holt's admiration for the late Doc Watson is evident in the accompanying photo from one of the many times they performed together at MerleFest. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:29 AM Guest Columnists 1 Comments

The name daisy comes from “day’s eye” because the flower is only open during the day and closes up at night. ~Wikipedia more

Mar 1, 2017 9:26 AM Mountain Garden

Walk amid the goats, cows and sheep that contribute to the farmstead cheeses at North Carolina's Three Graces Dairy. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:24 AM , Features

How a "back-to-the-land hippie homesteader" built a collection of plants in demand all over the country. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:17 AM Features

Edith Bolling Wilson, wife of the 28th President of the U.S., has been called "the first woman president." more

Mar 1, 2017 9:12 AM Features

Your guide to great fun for the whole year in the Mountains of the South. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:06 AM Features

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Kurt Rheinheimer

As cities and towns throughout the mountains build new greenways, trails and other walkways, there’s the potential for a new era of great walks. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:01 AM From the Editor

It’s not New Year’s that’s the time for re-boot. At least at one spot in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the time to begin anew is spring. more

Mar 1, 2017 8:58 AM Mill Creek Stories

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Ginny Neil

"To sleep, perchance to dream..." -Shakespeare's "Hamlet" more

Jan 5, 2017 1:16 PM Guest Columnists

When a Manhattan chef serves ramps to a Pope, you know a concept has arrived. more

Jan 5, 2017 1:13 PM , Features

Southern Appalachian experts and celebs share their favorite destinations and why they love them. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:25 PM Features

Yes, the Great Smokies are full of strange and curious place-names. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:45 PM Features

One Tennessee mountain town has a penchant for changing its name every few decades. And some folks tend to never give up on the old one(s). more

Jan 3, 2017 4:43 PM Features

The sad tale of 10-year-old Vannie Cook and her disappearance in the mountains lives on in the Smokies. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:41 PM Features

The long-held theory that a hotel had been built around a Trail 0f Tears-era cabin was finally verified as true in 2011. Since then, the cabin has been revealed to have been the home of a Cherokee man named Avery Vann, brother of Chief James Vann. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:40 PM Features 1 Comments

What could the 123-acre former U.S. Navy base become in its new life? A mountain resort? Movie studio? Monastery? Nudist colony? The new owner has not revealed his plans as we go to press. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:31 PM Features

Learn more about how elk are slated to return to WV, and celebrate with us as the beloved Moon Pie turns 100. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:28 PM Country Roads

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Leonard Adkins

Don’t have half a year to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail? Consider these shorter and distinctive alternatives, able to be hiked in full in a week to a month or so. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:16 PM The Hike

Think you just saw a hummingbird, in this cold weather? It might not be your imagination. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:13 PM Creature Feature

The pleasures and joys of birdfeeders can yield, over time, to certain avian-announced responsibilities as well. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:11 PM Mill Creek Stories

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