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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

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Will Griffin has served as the mayor of the small town of Floyd, Virginia, for 10 years. During that time Floyd has received national recognition from USA Today and Southern Living magazine as one of the best small towns in the South. Read more

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Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Fred Alsop joined the faculty of East Tennessee State University in 1972. The author of 18 books on the birds of North America, he is the director of the EagleCam Project that has live-streamed around the world. Read more

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David Arthur Ramsey is an outdoor photographer, writer and conservationist, born and raised in Unicoi County, Tennessee. Read more

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Roddy Moore is the executive director of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Read more

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Kevin Adams, author of North Carolina Waterfalls and several other books, leads photo tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains and abroad. Read more

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Susan Jamison

Cathryn Hankla is an intrepid traveler and the author of more than a dozen books. This excerpt is from her latest book, a memoir in essays, Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (Mercer University Press, 2018) Read more

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Betsy Teter's guest column describes her childhood want to visit Ghost Town in Maggie Valley. Read more

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Bill Burnham

Bill Burnham is the owner-operator, with his wife, Mary Burnham, of Burnham Guides LLC, which combines their work as guidebook authors and kayak guides. Read more

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