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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

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


Jackie Lawley

Jackie and Marvin Lawley recently retired and moved to Jackie’s family home in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee. more

Jun 26, 2017 4:47 PM Guest Columnists

Read our latest guest column in the May/June issue from award-winning author and illustrator Cece Bell. more

Apr 24, 2017 10:08 AM Guest Columnists

David Holt's admiration for the late Doc Watson is evident in the accompanying photo from one of the many times they performed together at MerleFest. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:29 AM Guest Columnists 1 Comments


Ginny Neil

"To sleep, perchance to dream..." -Shakespeare's "Hamlet" more

Jan 5, 2017 1:16 PM Guest Columnists

A hundred years ago, you could find more than 1,000 varieties of apples in these mountains. Only a few of them are available now. more

Oct 28, 2016 3:13 PM Guest Columnists

Sometimes, the best encouragement for first-time hikers is a little trail magic-- preferably the sugary, edible kind. more

Sep 2, 2016 9:24 AM Guest Columnists

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial year and invite the nation to “find your park.” more

Jun 21, 2016 11:42 AM Guest Columnists

Learn what makes a small like Lewisburg, West Virginia such a special place. more

Apr 27, 2016 10:14 AM Guest Columnists

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