Susanna Barbee

Tucked away in the mountainous woods of beautiful Jackson County, North Carolina, sits an old landfill, a burial ground for bottles, cartons and phonebooks. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Savor the sweetness of the season with this delicious holiday log roll. more

Nov 30, 2017 11:36 AM Blog

The Northeast Georgia Arts Tour is a popular year-round activity, but it's especially fun to visit this talented region during the holiday season. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:44 AM Features

It's that time of year when Biltmore Estate transforms into an enchanting, candlelit escape. More than 100 Christmas trees will adorn the 250-room home, including a 35-foot-tall Fraser fir. Visit to see the lights and enjoy the holidays at Biltmore. more

Oct 27, 2017 2:54 PM Blog

If there's ever a time to visit the Smoky Mountains, it's during the fall. Vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and even hues of purple delight the eyes of visitors and locals alike. Take a trip to the mountains and enjoy this one-of-kind foliage. more

Sep 21, 2017 1:16 PM Blog

For many folks, fall in the Smokies means apples. Whether you're sipping warm cider, making homemade pie or frolicking about in an orchard, there's something about an apple that signifies the dawn of autumn. more


Beyond the marionette

Jim Kransberger photo

Down a dusty dirt road just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina sits an unassuming workshop made of plain wood and nails. Birds chirp and leaves blow in the wind, offering an inviting melody for what awaits inside. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments