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The Crossroad of Past and Present II

by Melissa Detto

"Wow!" Jenna ran her hands through her long, blonde hair. She blew out a breath of air and looked down at the churning water, which was tinged with purple hues from the sun’s climb down the sky.

“I feel nauseous.” Jenna turned her head, her eyes taking in the crowded balcony of the restaurant that overlooked the river below. She smiled at a girl who was begging her parents to take her tubing. A second later, her lips turned down when she thought about her aunt’s revelation only moments before, a revelation that had changed her life.

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Southern Appalachia is Rich in Local Brews

by Katrina M. Randall

Much like Southern Appalachia is rich in scenic sites, quaint towns, and culture, it has over the years become home to a number of craft beers and breweries. As BlueRidgeOutdoors.com noted, in Southern Appalachia, “craft beer has become as ubiquitous as singletrack.”

There are much too many to list, so we checked in with Beer Advocate’s top rated beers to name a few of the regional favorites.

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