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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

A boy from “the north” can get a welcoming jolt of the bounties of the Southern Mountains, and it can stay with him for a lifetime. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:08 PM From the Editor

Abingdo, Virginia and Johnson City, Tennessee have genuine lures. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:15 PM , Features

A hundred years ago, you could find more than 1,000 varieties of apples in these mountains. Only a few of them are available now. more

Oct 28, 2016 3:13 PM Guest Columnists

That time of year thou mayest in me behold, when yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang upon the boughs which shake against the cold. Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang….William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 more

Oct 28, 2016 3:10 PM Mountain Garden

How does a young girl come to know her stepfather? more

Oct 28, 2016 3:07 PM Features

The stuff of Civil War legend lives on in Southwest Virginia. more

Oct 28, 2016 3:03 PM Features

History, personality and fine dining intermingle at these restaurants. more

Oct 28, 2016 2:59 PM , Features

The yen to display works by farm women has become a movement. more

Oct 28, 2016 2:47 PM Features

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