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John Cotterman

Life Quest: "Who Grows Where, and Why" After a career straddling botany and communications, Laura Cotterman writes, travels, and gardens in the piedmont of North Carolina. Read more

Guest Columnists


Ginny Neil

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. —Anne of Green Gables Read more

Singing in the Garden


Fred Sauceman

Celebrating the Tastes and Sounds of the Black Forest Read more

, Food & Flavors


Bridget Donaldson, Virginia Transportation Research Council

I-40 and other areas present hazards that can be addressed. Read more

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Celebrating Patsy Cline,Inc.

The Patsy Cline Historic House in Winchester, VA, is extending its hours and adding displays that include some of Patsy’s costumes and personal items. Read more

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Center for Culture Preservation

Filmmaker David Weintraub explores the deep relationships between water and human in his latest documentary, “Guardians of Our Troubled Waters: River Heroes of the South.” Read more

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Joe Tennis

The North Georgia town is older, but took on its Alpine identity in ‘69. Read more

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Laurie Lane

Several cast members of the show “The Waltons” are scheduled to appear at the October 25-26, Forever Friends of the Waltons Reunion Read more

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Joe Tennis

The city is touting its significant bounty of authors. Read more

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The remote, tiny city of Blairsville, Georgia has found middle ground in the mountains. Yes, it’s a tourist mecca…but it’s also drawing new residents and businesses. Read more

Our Blue Ridge Towns


Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Thomas Jefferson’s dedication to walking is palpable as you make the easy walk amid his grounds. Read more

The Good Walk

Wherein man’s best friend goes rogue. Read more

Mill Creek Stories


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Working for Survival. Advocates for endangered red wolves fight to bring them back—and banish stereotypes. Read more

Creature Feature

A Monument that Continues to Grow. On Brush Mountain west of Roanoke, Virginia, people place rocks and leave pieces of their lives in honor of a World War II hero and actor. Read more

From the Editor

Drivers in North Carolina and Tennessee who buy the “Friends of the Smokies” specialty license plate have raised more than $15 million since the program started 20 years ago Read more

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Thanks to a community-driven effort in Buncombe County, North Carolina to reduce energy use, Duke Energy said in April it would shelve a proposed new natural gas fired power plant at Lake Julian. Read more

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Poor Farmer’s Market is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway Read more

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Virginia Outfitter Offers Paddleboarding for Dogs Read more

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Prompted by somewhat unusual circumstances, the Blue Ridge Conservancy has protected 174 acres in Watauga County that include key habitat for the federally endangered Virginia long-eared bat. Read more

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Glen Facemire, the “Ramp Man” of Richwood, West Virginia, says it’s time for him to sell what may be the world’s only ramp farm. Read more

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