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Judy Garrison

The Super Bowl has nothing on these guys. Instead of a stadium and a football, you've got a ski slope, an outhouse and hundreds of your best friends cheering you toward the finish line. Experience the Outhouse Races in Sapphire, North Carolina. more

Feb 23, 2018 9:14 AM Seeing Southern

It’s one of those things you’ve always heard about but never really given it much thought. A total solar eclipse, the first one to crisscross the United States in over 100 years. And part of the Blue Ridge Mountains is in the path of totality. more

Aug 24, 2017 12:03 PM Seeing Southern

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Rivers and rails have always defined the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, the rails of Bryson City, North Carolina, have a new shining star, the #1702 steam locomotive. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:15 AM Seeing Southern

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If you've traveled in the South, you've passed a "See Rock City" barn. Once there were 900 barns; today, only 62 remain. Rock City, with the help of the land owners and H & M Painting, are making sure that history is preserved - one barn at a time. more

Jul 28, 2016 1:59 PM Seeing Southern

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As Southern as jonquils, banana pudding, magnolias and boiled peanuts, Dolly Parton oozes charm, hospitality and poofy hair. Under studio lighting, she shines brightly. However, she really doesn't need help with brightness. more

Jun 13, 2016 8:07 AM Seeing Southern


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If you had asked me about this wonder a few years ago, I would have stared back into your eyes with an absolute void. Yes, I know what fireflies are, but if you live in Georgia or anywhere in the southern US for that matter, they are lightning bugs. more

May 31, 2016 11:47 AM Seeing Southern

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What story have you told today? Over breakfast or on the ride to work? To a friend on the phone? Who doesn’t love a good story? more

Apr 19, 2016 4:09 PM Seeing Southern

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If you've ever sat around the kitchen table after eating way too much of that crispy fried chicken mother cooked for Sunday dinner and dared not move because you might miss the rest of the story, you need to travel to Young Harris, Georgia, April 1. more

Mar 25, 2016 4:53 PM Seeing Southern

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Seeing Southern: The Blue Ridge Mountains is a place for stories of humble people, of hard-working souls, of never ending love, of celebrations and reunions, of places that will energize your imagination while they tug at your heart or make you tap your feet to a down-home melody. Email us at!

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