Su Clauson-Wicker

The Southern Appalachians are dotted with NPS properties. Here's a look at some of their celebrations. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:05 AM Features

There's only one place in the world to meet these special little critters. more

Apr 28, 2016 8:41 AM Country Roads

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


Su Clauson-Wicker

In several mountain towns along the I-81 corridor, downtown landmark hostelries are being reborn. more

Jun 10, 2015 5:01 PM Features

For 2015, our annual travel guide not only puts you on the road to mountain beauty and fun, but puts you into the experience. C’mon, let’s get busy learning something new, like maybe mushing huskies, making biscuits or slinging inner tubes. more

Dec 10, 2014 11:19 AM , , Features

Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early was a cantankerous fellow who vehemently opposed secession, yet volunteered for the Confederate Army and was cited for bravery during his raid on Washington. more

Aug 13, 2014 4:07 PM Country Roads

Lost World llamas

Bill Crabtree Jr.

Keeping animals native to other continents is a challenge in the southern mountains. Your ostriches can disappear under the snow; your female monkeys can throw poop, and nearly every creature is threatened by a native one, either large or tiny. more

Apr 18, 2014 9:53 AM Features

“Otherworldly” is how cyclists describe the scenery at West Virginia’s Space Race Rumpus cycling festival June 13-16. more

Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM Country Roads

A major new resort has opened in Virginia. Tennessee’s Dollywood has one in the works too. plus much more, from luxe treehouses to a new North Carolina cheese trail, a West Virginia river trail and more new treasures. more

Dec 8, 2013 12:00 AM Features

The 600-square-foot, unheated building was once the site of three-hour sermons, with attendees likely choosing the grassy slope outside over the backless puncheon benches. more

May 29, 2012 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway

Floyd Home Fireplace

Paul Calhoun

Once the province of hippies and alternative types, the green-building movement has blossomed in the last five years more

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM Home Profiles

Floyd Inside Home

Paul Calhoun

Timber framing is a form of post and beam construction. Traditionally, large, solid lumber is used as the structural frame and joined by carved wood joinery, such as mortises and wooden tenons rather than nails. more

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM Home Profiles

Floyd Homeowners

Paul Calhoun

Reunited high school sweethearts built their timber frame dream in Floyd, Va., creating a home that’s environmentally friendly and just their size. more

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM People

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