A look inside our July/August 2013 issue

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Worth a Click - Online Exclusives:

  • Hear History Come To Life
    Visit the link above for information about Radford University’s Floyd County, Va. Oral History Project, including recordings of student interviews with WWII veterans.
  • Your Favorite Stories
    Just in case you missed them – or feel like revisiting an old favorite – we’ve rounded up some of our most popular stories from the past 25 years.


Photo Essay:

  • Blossoms and Buddies
    North Carolina photographer Rob Travis provides a set of marvelous close-ups of wildflowers and the creatures that visit them.


Cover Stories

  • The Best of the Mountains 2013
    Our readers have weighed in on their favorite places, people, things and happenings in our region. Congratulations to the winners.


More Features:

  • Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
    We conclude our North Carolina tour with visits to Banner Elk’s Sorrento’s and Lake Lure’s Season’s. by John Batchelor
  • Cabin in the Woods
    Asheville’s Log Cabin Motor Court is a preserved classic. by Joe Tennis


Digital Exclusive Feature:

  • "The Long Goodnight - 'The Waltons' Turns 40."
    Forty TV seasons later, “The Waltons” still resonates with Southern audiences. The actors who portrayed the characters created by Earl Hamner Jr., say all the credit is due the author, who sought to portray his own family in the most positive light he could.



  • Guest Column: So Much Flow
    Jan Davidson, a native of Murphy, N.C., is Director of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor, for his work in the Fine Arts. by Jan Davidson
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