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Spring in the Smokies is a spectacle all its own. Our readers share their views of what makes this season special. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Perspectives

The odiferous ramp

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

The humble ramp, a traditional wild mountain vegetable of early spring which is fairly widely dispersed in the forest understory at higher elevations, today often garners mention in menus of restaurants famed for haute cuisine. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Perspectives

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Photo courtesy of Aaron Blum • aaronblumphoto.com

Scan the rolling hilltops of West Virginia, and what would you expect to see—an old coal tipple, boulders, the crumbling remains of a settler’s cabin? more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

You see them in nearly every folk potter’s shop in northeast Georgia. With crooked teeth and smoky brown and olive green visages, they stare unblinkingly with googly, sometimes menacing eyes. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

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Tandem Crêperie & Coffeehouse photo

In the early 19th century, before making the arduous journey across the Blue Ridge, South Carolinians would rest and restock on commodities in the Upstate stopover that became known as Travelers Rest. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

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