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We were too late in giving the tree the respect and attention my father had modeled so well. Read more

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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

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GEORGE DAVIS PHOTO COURTESY ROANOKE CITY LIBRARY VIRGINIA ROOM

Our town of Roanoke, Virginia has not had a downtown retail anchor for nearly a quarter century. That will change—and gloriously so—come next year. Read more

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If you have the gear and the goodies, the context and the companion, there’s no reason that every lunch in the woods shouldn’t be a full delight. Read more

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The accoutrements for hiking have changed over the years, but remnants of the old ways remain. Read more

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You’re out doing something you love, and somebody gets a candid shot of it? Might be the best kind of photo there is. Read more

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Courtesy of Radford Visitor Center

The magazine debuts a new column this issue—one that goes deep inside the places where we live, the places we come to love. Read more

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What are the chances of a story in our first issue having a completely unplanned family tie to one in this 30th Anniversary issue? Maybe pretty good once you consider that family’s commitment to the region we love. Read more

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As our readers weigh in with their picks in many categories, here are five personal picks for the great walks in the mountains. Read more

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