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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

Most of these chefs and owners decided that this is where they wanted to live, and to serve great food. more »

Apr 27, 2016 11:42 AM , Features

Ever slept in a tree house? A yurt? A caboose? C'mon along. more »

Apr 27, 2016 8:45 AM Features

The backroads lead to wonderful flavors and experiences. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:25 PM , Features

Exploring a beautiful water-side home at Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:14 PM Features


Mike Scruggs

Can a summer job change the direction of a life? more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:04 PM Features

We board first in West Virginia, and then take great rides in other states as well. more »

Mar 9, 2016 11:29 AM Features

It's time to plan your mountain trips for the warm months. Build a few trips around signature festivals and events in seven states. more »

Mar 9, 2016 11:11 AM Features

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

Jan 27, 2016 4:28 PM , Features

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

Jan 27, 2016 4:24 PM Features

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

Jan 27, 2016 4:21 PM Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back in the 1860s, there were about 70 resorts in the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains—all capitalizing on the “healing waters” bubbling out of the grounds around them. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:42 PM Features

The conjoined twins lived lives that took them far beyond their biological unusualness. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:03 PM Features

The influence of the Adirondacks are strong in this family's dream-come-true home. more »

Oct 22, 2015 11:19 AM Features

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