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The Cherokee people called the southern Appalachian mountains “shaconage” (sha-con-oh-hey) or “place of the blue smoke.” more

Oct 27, 2017 10:20 AM Guest Columnists


Ginny Neil

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. —Nathaniel Hawthorne more

Oct 27, 2017 10:18 AM Mountain Garden

Not just any that has been in the making for more than 75 years. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:15 AM , Food & Flavors

As you read this magazine, Baby Ellie Quirin is nearing the end of her trek. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:10 AM Features

It was at times treated rather casually by its owner. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:03 AM Features

There was a patent for a "flying apparatus" a quarter century before the Wright brothers. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:48 AM Features

Up and down the mountain region, preparations for Christmas and other winter holidays are building. Here’s a potpourri of people, places and things to enjoy. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:28 AM Features

A custom-built StarStructure Newtonian telescope has opened Mayland Community College’s Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville, North Carolina. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:22 AM Country Roads

Earl Hamner Jr’s boyhood home, to the cheers of Walton-Hamner fans worldwide, is now open daily for tours. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:20 AM Country Roads

There’s a rising star on the old time traditional music scene. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:18 AM Country Roads


Joe Tennis

You can zip through the trees and even walk among the treetop canopy at Anakeesta, a new family destination in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:17 AM Country Roads


Leonard Adkins

The little North Carolina town is one of the Appalachian Trail’s most-fun walk-through towns. And just beyond: A great viewpoint. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:14 AM The Hike

Why do Asian lady beetles invade Blue Ridge homes in winter? more

Oct 27, 2017 9:12 AM Creature Feature

And while she loves them with ice cream or other double-ups, there’s one pie that can stand on its own delicious merits. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:08 AM Mill Creek Stories


Joseph Mackareth

How to honor your grandmother by confessing to your carelessness. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:02 AM From the Editor

Mallory McDuff has raised her two daughters on the campus of Warren Wilson College for the past 17 years. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:48 AM Guest Columnists 2 Comments


Tourism Partnership of Surry County

Tracking down a dessert unique to one North Carolina county. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:40 AM , Food & Flavors

Tony Urban's book is full of odd places in West Virginia. We visit two of them. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:34 AM Features


The hardships of the region have inspired its musical artists. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:30 AM Features

From wine to cheese, from music to quilts, we provide the routes to your favorites. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:27 AM Features

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