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The annual Singing on the River will be held Saturday, December 1, in downtown Marshall, North Caroina, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. more

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Fall Heritage Days at the Museum of Appalachia will transport guests back in time through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of pioneer traditions and demonstrations more

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Marble Springs State Historic site is the farm and home of John Sevier, Revolutionary War hero and first governor of Tennessee. more

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Mountain inhabitants had a notoriously big sweet tooth, and for many, sorghum was the only sweetener available. more

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The Asheville Symphony Chorus has a long history of performing choral classics from every century. more

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Works range from functional to decorative emphasizing the discipline of finesse with fire of a forge. more

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Family-friendly event scheduled Saturday, October 27. more

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Town hosts heritage arts festival and music festival more

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Abingdon is one of our favorite places to visit anywhere, and during many sojourns we’ve learned the ghostly legends. But what we didn’t know is that this is a town that sometimes seems to have more buildings haunted than not. more

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The secret unit conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units during World War II in Europe. more

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Cheers

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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this vibrant city is a scenic spot to explore alone. more

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Drawn from their own words and actions and supplemented with secondary sources, the play dramatizes the real experiences and lives of four influential Knoxville characters. more

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Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating museums for this one day only. more

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Author and historian will speak about Civil Way battles in East Tennessee. more

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The September 11 hike is a fundraiser for Trails Forever, a partnership between Friends of the Smokies and the National Park Service. more

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The 38th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 15-16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center in east Asheville. more

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Asheville native Kiffin Rockwell was part of the American volunteer aviation unit known as the Lafayette Escadrille, and was the first American to shoot down an enemy aircraft in combat. more

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Free event scheduled at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. more

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Retracing a Father’s Wartime Footsteps

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It’s a miracle that I even exist. My father, Fred Sauceman Sr., was a member of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He survived the D-Day Invasion and the hedgerow warfare in Normandy. 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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