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What pairs better with falling leaves and wood burning fires? Craft beer, of course. Head to western North Carolina to the small town of Sylva and enjoy craft beer at its finest. more

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Seeing Southern

What pairs better with falling leaves and wood burning fires? Craft beer, of course. Head to western North Carolina to the small town of Sylva and enjoy craft beer at its finest. more

, Seeing Southern

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Seeing Southern

Everyone is a storyteller. You and me, for, after all, our lives are made up of a chain of stories stringing childhood to old age and who better to convey them that the ones who have a front row seat as the yarn unravels. Experience the best stories. more

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Judy Garrison

The Super Bowl has nothing on these guys. Instead of a stadium and a football, you've got a ski slope, an outhouse and hundreds of your best friends cheering you toward the finish line. Experience the Outhouse Races in Sapphire, North Carolina. more

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It’s one of those things you’ve always heard about but never really given it much thought. A total solar eclipse, the first one to crisscross the United States in over 100 years. And part of the Blue Ridge Mountains is in the path of totality. more

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Seeing Southern

Rivers and rails have always defined the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now, the rails of Bryson City, North Carolina, have a new shining star, the #1702 steam locomotive. more

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Judy Garrison

If you've traveled in the South, you've passed a "See Rock City" barn. Once there were 900 barns; today, only 62 remain. Rock City, with the help of the land owners and H & M Painting, are making sure that history is preserved - one barn at a time. more

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As Southern as jonquils, banana pudding, magnolias and boiled peanuts, Dolly Parton oozes charm, hospitality and poofy hair. Under studio lighting, she shines brightly. However, she really doesn't need help with brightness. more

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Seeing Southern

If you had asked me about this wonder a few years ago, I would have stared back into your eyes with an absolute void. Yes, I know what fireflies are, but if you live in Georgia or anywhere in the southern US for that matter, they are lightning bugs. more

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What story have you told today? Over breakfast or on the ride to work? To a friend on the phone? Who doesn’t love a good story? more

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If you've ever sat around the kitchen table after eating way too much of that crispy fried chicken mother cooked for Sunday dinner and dared not move because you might miss the rest of the story, you need to travel to Young Harris, Georgia, April 1. more

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I meet artist Robert Tino at his gallery in Sevierville, Tennessee, on a spot of land that sits just off a busy four-lane Highway 66. It is his spot of heaven which includes barns and pastures that have been spared from progress. more

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Judy Garrison

I couldn’t have been more than eight when my parents and I starting making trips north into the North Georgia mountains toward our mountain property in Hiawassee. One of the spots that delighted me was the big house with the red roof. more

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Each Thanksgiving morning in Lenoir, North Carolina, the Bolick family fires up the wood fire kiln and by Saturday morning, magic happens. People come from all over the South eager to discover treasures and they're willing to work for it. more

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There’s excitement each time I interview strangers. Like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates, “You never know what you’re gonna get.” With Robert Alewine, it was simple. more

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"It's an amazingly charming little city, oozing with handicraft shops and tasteful inns and lovely stone houses," explains writer Ernie Pyle in 1940. In this little city - Gatlinburg - lives The Gatlinburg Inn and the Maples family. more

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Three years ago, I tripped over an idea for a book. I was researching a travel article on distilleries in North Georgia, and who should I find, but the legend that my family had warned me about years earlier. more

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It only took one man, one wire, and one day in the summer of 1970 to make both the man and the place a legend. When Karl Wallenda constructed a wire across Tallulah Falls Gorge in Northeast Georgia, thousands came. more

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People are strange creatures, with all those peculiar attitudes, offbeat beliefs, bizarre actions, extraordinarily strange foundations. Funny thing, place all these creatures in one room, under one tent, and watch all them fade away. more

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Can you feel it? The coolness drifting through the air. Every now and then, the crisp breeze of fall breaks through the sizzle of summer, and it stops me in my tracks. Summer is winding down, and I get to slow down. Fall is on its way. more

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Before Roanoke, I had no clue as to the power of trains. In my mind, they were simply massive steel structures that shot off plumes of smoke (once up on a time), and today, simply an alternative to plane travel. Then, I met O. Winston Link. more

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