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Pick of the crop

Bruce Ingram photo

Solar panels and windmills, chickens and berry patches—there’s plenty to look at on Big Horse Creek Farm in the highlands of Ashe County, North Carolina. But perhaps nothing is more striking than the rows of apple trees. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Fletcher Feed and Seed

Max Cooper photo

The Blue Ridge Music Trail in North Carolina is a musical guide established by the North Carolina Arts Council that is aimed at guiding visitors and residents alike to the region’s most authentic and traditional music. more

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Halfway between my college years and spinsterhood, my mother and aunt pooled their collective kitchen knowledge together in a book of family recipes, gifted to me in a burgundy, leather-bound photo album, filled with four-by-six recipe guides. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Good Reads

In a rural farming community outside the small Western North Carolina town of Waynesville, N.C., Skipper Russell’s thick hands have long toiled the fields, working the soil and picking the cucumbers, bell peppers and beans. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Tiny seeds can grow into mighty oaks, and one of the first seeds in the trend of tourism trails in Western North Carolina came in 1996 when the Asheville-based craft organization Handmade in America published its “Craft Heritage Trails” guidebook. more

Apr 1, 2013 12:00 AM Features

The Sams Family

Donated family photo

Working crossword puzzles or solving a Sudoku puzzle can keep one’s mind sharp, but for Stan Smith, a more satisfying challenge comes in helping other people solve their genealogical conundrums. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features