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    A Hidden Treasure

    My grandfather Matt was a skilled furniture builder, though this was not his trade. When he and his family lived in Newcomb, Tennessee, he worked as a lumber inspector and a Baptist preacher. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

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    Community, Virtue, Family, Love

    It’s the fall of 1984 and Ronald Reagan is president. In the small community of Oak Island, North Carolina, all hell is breaking loose. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

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    Stories

  • New River Gorge: America's 63rd National Park

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    New River Gorge

    Spanning one of the Eastern United States most unfragmented forests undisturbed by urban development, New River Gorge offers picturesque terrain and the perfect outdoor playground for bikers, hikers, rafters, BASE jumpers and more. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

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    Olmsted at Biltmore

    Frederick Law Olmsted received many accolades during his life and thereafter, and this year, Biltmore Estate will unveil a collection of scenic stops throughout its historic gardens and grounds, with interpretive signs, in his honor. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

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    Olmsted’s Arboretum

    Fredrick Law Olmsted once counseled George Vanderbilt to build an arboretum on his property in Western North Carolina. Olmsted was inspired to suggest an arboretum on the Vanderbilt property due to the rich flora of the Appalachian mountains. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

  • Spilling the Beans on the Bush Brothers

    Spilling The Beans on The Bush Brothers

    Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, a tiny community in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, is home to one of the nation’s most iconic businesses. It started in 1897, when local teacher and businessman A.J. Bush founded a general store and a tomato cannery. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

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    A Conversation With A Smokies Speed Hiker

    Nancy East fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a veterinary student at Auburn University, settling on the North Carolina side of the mountains to work and raise her family. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

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    Hiking the Thomas Divide and Kanati Fork trails

    If Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a geographic heart and soul aside from its great crest, perhaps it can be found on the park’s North Carolina side in the form of Thomas Divide. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

  • Season of Awakening

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    Season of Awakening

    Heavy fog is lifting to a gorgeous mountain morning as I heft my bulging backpack to the rear of the 15-passenger van, greeting the women with whom I’ll be spending the next 36 hours. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

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    Show Me Somethin’ I Can’t Sell

    Hailing from the rural panhandle of West Virginia, singer-songwriter John R. Miller is one of the most fascinating and captivating artists in recent memory. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Art+Music

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    Gifts from the Gardening Gods

    Every gardener, whether of the minimalist pots and raised beds on the patio clan or of the full-blown frustrated farmer of the half-acre patch persuasion, knows that their labor produces distinctive rewards that satisfy, in terms of tastiness. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

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    Food+Drink

  • Photo Essay, May 2022

    Jamie Posey

    Photo Essay, April 2022

    Our readers share their images of Spring's arrival. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022

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    Stories