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Kurt Rheinheimer

Through the Cold

Cold weather couldn't deter Kurt and family from their monthly hikes. Read on about his December 2017 adventures. more

Jan 30, 2018 12:03 PM Kurts Hikes

Suzi Parron is the author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail.” more

Jan 2, 2018 11:26 AM Guest Columnists

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Ginny Neil

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. —Mitch Hedberg more

Jan 2, 2018 11:24 AM Mountain Garden

Our food columnist, Fred Sauceman, writes of smoky ham, secret sauce, and blue cheese dressing. more

Jan 2, 2018 11:22 AM Food & Flavors

The Ocoee River ran uninterrupted until 1913, when a dam was built to generate power, broke free in 1976, hosted Olympic events in 1996, and is now guaranteed to run free for about 100 days a year for the next 15 years. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:37 AM Features

Camp Toccoa, a WWII training camp from 1942 until 1944, is now home to a museum, and presents the opportunity for the fit among us to replicate the six-mile run undertaken by recruits hoping to become part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:35 AM Features

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Joe Tennis

When the Tennessee Valley Authority inundated the land near Hiawassee in 1941, some relatives came to rescue buried remains of relatives from land that would become an island; and some did not. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM Features

The once-avant-garde structure has, since its 1858 construction, undergone many challenges and changes. A new effort may save it for all. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:26 AM Features

Caverns’ owner T. C. Northcott was obsessed with the 54-degree cave air, and was convinced of its restorative benefits. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:24 AM Features

A 6-year-old in Burke County, North Carolina in 1931 may not have realized what an enlightened punishment he received for a derailment that injured four, ripped up some 100 yards of track and cost about $15,000 to repair. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:22 AM Features

Beans are the star of the show at the A.J. Bush & Company General Store in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:15 AM Country Roads

Mark Pedro believes in miracles, divine intervention—and even the second coming of Jesus Christ in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:13 AM Country Roads

You've never seen Titanic like this - in fashion and Legos! more

Jan 2, 2018 10:08 AM Country Roads

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Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Downtown Sevierville and the adjoining West Prong Greenway make for a walk that has ample connections to the town’s favorite daughter, along with many other treats. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:48 AM The Hike

A popular North Georgia attraction is also a little-known haven for peregrine falcons. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:45 AM Creature Feature

Is this the year for the resolution to . . . simply be yourself? more

Jan 2, 2018 9:42 AM Mill Creek Stories

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Kurt Rheinheimer

Plus a sneak peek at new content in this and the rest of our 2018 issues. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:40 AM From the Editor

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Kurt Rheinheimer

Back to the Woods after a Month Off for a Much Bigger Cause

Kurt's hikes are back up and running after a family member's health scare and his one-in-a-million recovery. more

Dec 14, 2017 11:40 AM Kurts Hikes

Ready to see week 164 of our Favorite Facebook photos? Tell us your favorite shot in the comments! more

Dec 1, 2017 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

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