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Jonathan Austin

Museum exhibit showcases new research from World War I battlefield where unassuming Tennessee soldier singlehandedly routed a German counter-offensive. more

Jan 23, 2018 11:47 AM Blog

On an Icy Edge

Photo Courtesy of VISITNC.com

The beautiful, fast-flowing waterfalls of the mountain regions take on a completely different appearance when the chill of winter comes blowing. more

Jan 3, 2018 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

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

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM , , , , Blog

Cold winters mean good business at Waterfall Farm, where a simple venture tapping “a few maple trees close to the house” in 2006 has evolved into one of the few commercial maple syrup operations in the region. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

These 12 Crafters for Christmas represent “time-honored traditions and a legacy of handcraft” native to the people of the southern Appalachians, as celebrated through their membership in the Southern Highland Craft Guild. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features