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Graham County Historical Association

The project involves the documentation of approximately 150 structures built prior to 1975 throughout the town. more

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Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. more

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The festival runs July 6-7 with 35 music and dance competitions. more

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Namesake Lesley Riddle traveled the region with A.P. Carter in the 1920s on song-collecting trips. more

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Schedule announced for Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville. more

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2,000 museums nationwide will offer free admission to U.S. military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. more

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Biltmore Estate puts out the welcome mat

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The historic Asheville chateau came in at No. 9 on the TripAdvisor top 25 landmarks in the nation. more

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Mabry-Hazen House

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Cultural heritage sites in Knoxville to offer events, free tours more

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Two vintage base ball teams will play a match by the rules and customs of 1864 at noon Saturday at historic Ramsey House in Knoxville. more

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The college is most often remembered for attracting many of America’s leading visual artists, composers, poets, and designers like Buckminster Fuller, Josef and Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage. more

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In 2013, Smoky Mountain Living invited Michael Twitty to author an article for its Mountain Voices section regarding how the enslaved from West and Central Africa influenced Appalachian food and culture. more

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Into the Mist is so named for 13 chapters of tragedy and heroic rescues made all the more chilling because the stories are real. more

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Cook Cabin

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Highlights will include the recently restored Cook Cabin, the historic Baptist church and cemetery, and spring wildflowers. more

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Although he lived in Asheville most of his adult life, Herbert Hyde always considered himself a son of his birthplace, the Smokies. Known as “Hub” to family and friends, he revered his roots and showed this with sparkling clarity countless times. more

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By Lacey Raper

A variety of activities are scheduled for April in the national park. more

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The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park top lists for popularity, according to the National Park System. more

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Bobby Hicks

Pat Franklin

Fiddlers come together for annual show in Madison County, North Carolina more

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Eight hundred years ago, across the southeastern region of North America, the great Mississippian civilization flourished. Artisans crafted stone and metal into objects of sublime beauty. Farmers grew vast fields of corn on the river bottomlands. more

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Courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University.

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On a recent Sunday my wife and I piled the dogs in the car and headed up Cove Creek Road in Haywood County, North Carolina, to see what was to be seen in the Cataloochee Valley. more

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I have joked that if my journalism got someone in the region angry enough to spit, a DNA swab could prove beyond any doubt that we were cousins. That's the way it is when you count eight generations tying you to these mountains. more

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