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Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:33

The fastest way down: Cataloochee Ski Area

What started as an unsure adventure turned into a passion-filled career for Jim Rowell.
When Myra Sawyer looks around the Sawyer Family Farmstead, she couldn’t image living anywhere else in the world.
Like New York is known for its basketball legends, and Texas is known for its football stars, Western North Carolina has become one the big names in a slightly less conspicuous sport: competitive fly fishing. Fly fishing was long dominated…
Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:26

Showcasing the history of the open road

A loud roar echoed from the back of the building. The deafening sound is terrifying, yet exhilarating, with the smell of burning oil and gasoline permeating through the air.
Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:24

Heart of the matter

It’s the sound of the ancient mountains, the unique people and rich culture of Southern Appalachia. It’s the sound of Soldier’s Heart.
Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:19

Holding heritage in his hands

It was a summer job that literally molded itself into a future.
Dieter Kuhn was 4,500 miles from his hometown in Germany when he came across Sylva, a small community tucked away in the heart of Western North Carolina. “The Great Smoky Mountains are pretty unique, with a lot of similarities of…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:31

Getting your fill in Appalachia

Strolling through downtown Bryson City, one tends to cross paths with the scent of delicious food wafting from a nearby building. Upon further inspection, that building is The Filling Station, a popular deli. That scent is their renowned flagship item…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:28

Getting away from it all

David Lippy was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Orlando when it hit him. “The city was so congested with vehicles,” he said “I had to go three miles to work from my house and it would take me a half…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:20

Opening up Appalachia for all

Amid the cherished traditions of Western North Carolina is the deep foundation of family and friends getting together to celebrate their heritage, whether it be through music, dance, food or craft.