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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. more

Feb 26, 2018 12:26 PM Guest Columnists

Suzi Parron is the author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail.” more

Jan 2, 2018 11:26 AM Guest Columnists

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

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