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  • On the trail for crafts

    On the trail for crafts

    The Blue Ridge is a region rich in craft traditions and brimming with distinctive artists and galleries. The Blue Ridge Craft Trails cover 25 Western North Carolina counties, providing a digital map to 310 studios, galleries and arts organizations. Read more

    Nov 12, 2022

    5:00 AM

    Art+Music

  • Photo Essay, October 2022

    Photo Essay, October 2022

    Our readers share their images of winter weather. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

  • Versatile and delicious pumpkins

    Versatile and delicious pumpkins

    Pumpkins were spreading their far-reaching vines, broad leaves, and curly little pigtail tendrils across the high-country landscape long before the first European settler girdled trees or grubbed roots to clear a patch to plant. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Food+Drink

  • The Brothers Gillespie

    Kerry Webb photo

    American pastoral

    With its recently released sophomore album, “American Pastoral,” rising Haywood County, North Carolina, Americana/indie-rock act The Brothers Gillespie has cultivated a vast, vibrant landscape of sonic and lyrical textures. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Art+Music

  • Toe River Arts Adventure

    Toe River Arts Adventure

    Art and adventure go hand in hand. Once you set your GPS to Yancey and Mitchell counties in North Carolina for the Toe River Art’s Annual Fall Studio Tour November 11-13, you’ll completely understand. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Art+Music

  • Settling on the Smokies

    Holly Kays photo

    Settling on the Smokies

    As 2021’s arrival brought a welcome end to 2020, my hopes for international travel were high. But as the year wore on, it became clear that “normal” was still too distant to venture outside the U.S. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

  • Balsam Mountain Trail

    On the Trail in the Smokies

    Although the heavily traveled Blue Ridge Parkway follows the brawny Balsams outside the park, the trailhead for Balsam Mountain Trail is one of the most remote in the Smokies. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

  • A conversation with a Smokies descendent

    A conversation with a Smokies descendent

    When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created, thousands of people were forced to leave homes that fell inside the boundaries of the new park. But the six unmarried Walker sisters, who lived in Little Greenbriar Cove, refused to go. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

  • Dog-friendly hikes around the Appalachians

    Take Fido Along

    Frolicking through the woods with our four-legged sidekicks is one of life’s simplest pleasures, but not all hiking trails welcome canine companions. The following are hiking trails that are conducive to every family member, even the furry ones. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

  • Chattanooga’s Read House

    Chattanooga’s Read House Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

    The Read House was, in 1872, a modest yet humble lodging facility. Today, a proud legacy radiates throughout the historic 241-room hotel in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, that has hosted parties, proms, and even a notorious mobster. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

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    Did you ever?

    As we age, increasingly there is a tendency to look back—usually with great longing—to the world we knew in younger years. Perhaps those times of reflection involve romanticizing reality, but there’s a sound argument that nostalgia carries pure joy. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

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    A Heritage of Harvest

    In Appalachia, those tied to the land can smell the harvest long before it arrives on a dusty breeze. Shorter daylight hours push us to hurry as the rest of the world is chattering about the pumpkin-spiced goodness fall brings. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022

    12:00 AM

    Stories

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