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

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

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

Everything Is Nuts

Superstition and innovation—the delicate dance between the two just about sums up our region in a nutshell. Actually, make that two nutshells: that of the buckeye, and also the boiled peanut, a soft and salty snack. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Perspectives

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