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New Novels Add a Chill to Fall

Asheville author Robert Beatty sets his new historical-fiction children’s book, Serafina and the Black Cloak, against the backdrop of the 250 rooms and 125,000 acres of forestland of the Biltmore Estate in the 1890s. more »

Nov 5, 2015 10:50 AM Book Reviews

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Water Adventures That Make a Splash

Come summertime, Southern Appalachians take to water like salamanders to streams. Next time you’re looking for more than a lazy float down the river, leave the inner tube at home and give one of these unique local adventures a whirl. more »

Oct 2, 2015 10:24 AM Outdoors

Arti in the woods

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Nature Unleashed

It was late summer in the Smokies, and high-country greenery flourished. With each step I took down the trail, leaves and grass absorbed more and more of the traffic noise from the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Outdoors

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A Hard Knox Life

Kevin Abernathy shamelessly proffers his rock-and-roll roots on his spring release of Ain’t Learned Yet. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Sorghum and Bourbon Pecan Pie

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Pour Some Sorghum On It

When it comes to old mountain staples reaching new heights of popularity, sorghum takes the cake—not to mention the fried chicken, pork chops, and wings. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Cuisine

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