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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 15 Comments

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Ginny Neil

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

Jan 5, 2017 1:16 PM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

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 15 Comments

Sometimes, the best encouragement for first-time hikers is a little trail magic-- preferably the sugary, edible kind. more

Sep 2, 2016 9:24 AM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

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 15 Comments

Learn what makes a small like Lewisburg, West Virginia such a special place. more

Apr 27, 2016 10:14 AM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

See guest columnist Becky Caldwell's tips on how to make the most out of your festival experiences. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:44 PM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

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 15 Comments

Read our guest column from Chris Arvidson, co-editor of the recent book “Reflections on the New River: New Essays, Poems and Personal Stories.” more

Oct 22, 2015 11:37 AM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

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Dan Smith

I used to wonder why my mother had a great longing for Virginia. What was special about this? more

Aug 17, 2015 4:52 PM Guest Columnists 15 Comments

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