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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


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

John Fox, Jr.

Library of Congress

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


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Joe Tennis

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


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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



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


The long-term plan to build a 6.5- mile greenway along the Middle Fork of the New River will get a local boost this July. more

Country Roads

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Courtesy of the Tennessee Theatre

Celebration includes 1928 admission prices: 40 cents matinee; 60 cents evenings. more

Country Roads

David and Annie Colquitt, along with their children, Will and Ruby: They have a long tie to the Swag, and now ownership.

Courtesy of David Colquitt

David and Annie Colquitt, along with their children, Will and Ruby, have a long tie to the Swag, and now ownership. more

Country Roads

The Virginia site is about to plant its first hemp crop since the 19th century more

Country Roads

When Sarah Dusek and her husband Jacob were looking for a spot to launch another Under Canvas retreat after opening “glamping” sites in four western national parks, they chose the Smokies. more

Country Roads

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Scott Ramsey

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, dubbed “The Great American Eclipse” was a total eclipse visible within a band that spanned the entire contiguous United States, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. more

Country Roads


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Chipmunks causing structural damage? That’s just a myth, says one national wildlife expert. more

Creature Feature

Linn Cove Viaduct

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The Blue Ridge Parkway’s signature structure, the Linn Cove Viaduct, helps lure visitors. more

Mountain Report

Locke Ogens

Kyle LaFerriere Photography

Locke Ogens, director of The Nature Conservancy in Virginia, on protecting that state’s highest-conservation-value lands: “This is a smart approach.” more

Mountain Report

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