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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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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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Storm remnants could bring heavy rain to area. 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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Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway. more

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Viaduct closed in March for a comprehensive road maintenance project. more

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Event scheduled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. more

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North Carolina mountain town ranked one of the best small towns for adventure. more

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Great Smoky Mountains Association-sponsored Branch Out events are designed to enhance greater public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the national park. more

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South Mountains State Park celebrates the addition of new park lands secured by The Conservation Fund and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. more

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In Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia, Asheville writer Jennifer McGaha takes readers on a wild ride through disaster and triumph. more

Good Reads

Wiley Cash: Always Home in the Mountains

Ashleigh Coleman Photography

Wiley Cash smiles as wide as a billboard, hand out to meet a fellow traveler, eager to talk about his book, any books, the craft and discipline of writing, his love of reading, influential authors, sports, and the outdoors. 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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National Park Service

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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The key to Balsam Range’s success is a long-time group of friends, all open to new ideas, new techniques and approaches to that high, lonesome sound that remains at the core of their identity. more

Sweet Appalachia

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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