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Walking Winchester in the relentless rain of a soggy spring could not dampen my enthusiasm to see the home of a country music legend. more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

Old Favorite Summer Hikes and a New Stretch of New River Trail Biking

Carvins Cove, Watoga State Park, Bicycling on the New River Trail and more make up Kurt's June and July hikes. more

Aug 6, 2018 12:53 PM Kurts Hikes

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Courtesy of Wild Blue Adventure Company

Chris Kappler turns flying obsession into soaring sideline business. A chance encounter with a discerning pilot changed a 15-year-old’s life forever. more


Take a look at some of our favorite photos of Spartanburg, SC. more

Our Favorite Photos


Fred & Jill Sauceman

Both the eggs and the dishes that cradle this Appalachian specialty are worthy of celebration. more

Food & Flavors

In September 1916, the eastern Tennessee town of Erwin earned a notoriety that would shadow it for a century, when a five-ton elephant was lynched in the railyard, suspended from a railroad derrick before a crowd hungry for her blood. more


June/July 1988

Photographed by Grandfather Mountain owner Hugh Morton

A look back at some favorite covers and a note on what was in the issue. more


Spartanburg? More Like "Get-Out-And-Go-Burg!"

Known as the Hub City, Spartanburg, South Carolina’s charm arises from the many spokes that come together to make the city a vibrant community. more

Jul 1, 2018 12:00 AM Behind BRC

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is “On the Lake” Again This Year!

Don't miss the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival 2018! more

Jun 25, 2018 11:58 AM Behind BRC


Kurt Rheinheimer

From Coast to Cove

A coastline, Carvins Cove and a few more spots make Kurt's summer hikes pleasant ones. more

Jun 25, 2018 10:05 AM Kurts Hikes

Among the scores of great ice cream shops in the region, here are just four—each paired with a few suggestions on getting out and about to earn your frozen delight. more

Food & Flavors

John Fox, Jr.

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Friend of Theodore Roosevelt, husband of opera diva – to the extent there was national fame back in the early 1900s, “Lonesome Pine” author John Fox, Jr. had it. more



Ed Phillips

Since we last explored the Brown Mountain Lights (March/April 1995), new scientific research teams were formed, the Burke County Tourism Authority offered sold-out symposia, the lights were featured in a National Geographic show and more. more


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Joe Tennis

The North Carolina native offers tours at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. more



Lauren Stonestreet:

A happy accident led Nancy Bruns to revitalize her family’s 200-year-old West Virginia salt-making business. more


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Left and inset courtesy Staengl family. Right by Ezra Staengl

The young Virginia naturalist is on a quest to protect nature and inspire others to do the same. more


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