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Invisible Appalachia: Junaluska

Since before the Civil War, a historically African-American community has made its home at the edge of downtown Boone. It continues to this day: quiet, yet present, and persevering against the odds.
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Posted in February 2015 | Tagged | 6 Comments

The Wilderness Poet: George Ellison

At home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, naturalist and writer George Ellison and his artist wife, Elizabeth, find peace and inspiration.
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Posted in Art & Artists, Books, February 2014, Mountains, Nature & Agriculture, People | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Memory Project

Even as a preschooler, Rayna Gellert immersed herself in music her family made and the music they played from a collection of old-time records. Sometimes that meant reveling in string-band folk songs, but just as often the 4-year-old anguished over
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Posted in June 2013, Mountains, Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Porcelain with Personality

A mixed-media artist in Asheville travels the world in search of rare-breed farm animals that inspire his handcrafted collectibles.
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Posted in April 2013, Art & Artists | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Page Turners

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club of Kings Mountain celebrates a century of reading and culture.
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Posted in Books, March 2013, Piedmont | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Haven

Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge.
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Posted in Gardens & Gardening, March 2013, Mountains | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Stories of Mountain Folk

A Sylva radio program preserves Appalachian history through spoken narratives.
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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, February 2013, Mountains | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hell and High Water

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.
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Posted in February 2013, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments