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Christmas Homecoming

Dec   08

Christmas Homecoming By Melissa Detto Christmas Homecoming By Melissa Detto Belle entered her parents’ cabin and grinned when she saw the garland strung around the mantle of the stone fireplace. A moment later, she smelled the sweet aroma of the Douglas fir in the back of the room. God, it was good to be home, she thought. “Hi, sweetie.” A tall woman wearing a red sweater with reindeers on it walked out of the kitchen and wiped her hands on her apron. “I see you read more

Mike Kiernan - Building Businesses, Community & Brotherly Bonds

Dec   08

Mike Kiernan: Building Businesses, Community & Brotherly Bonds By Katrina M. Randall Mike Kiernan: Building Businesses, Community & Brotherly Bonds by Katrina M. Randall When Mike Kiernan was about 14 years old, he helped his father and older brother put up his first pre-fabricated building at a naval shipyard in Charleston, North Carolina. Kiernan’s father, John, worked for the building company, and over the years, Kiernan and his brother, Pat Kiernan, help read more

Winter Outdoor Recreation in Southern Appalachia

Dec   08

Winter Outdoor Recreation in Southern Appalachia By Maranda Stone Winter Outdoor Recreation in Southern Appalachia By Maranda Stone During the spring, summer, and fall months the opportunities for outdoor recreation are many. While the winter months can be long, outdoor enthusiasts don’t need to worry that they’ll be forced to retreat indoors. From snowboarding to winter hiking to tubing, winter has a lot to offer for outdoor fun. Even better, unlike the summer months,  read more

Wonderful Winter Wear

Dec   08

Wonderful Winter Wear By Elizabeth Anguelo Wonderful Winter Wear By Elizabeth Anguelo The drop in temperature outside means it's time for a wardrobe change. But braving the cold weather doesn't have to be a drag when it comes to your clothes. This year, stay warm with stylish pieces that are full of personality and practicality. Here’s your head-to-toe rundown for winter wear this season: Hats & Scarves Beanies are a must-have winter accessory this year. Not on read more

Trimming the Tree

Dec   08

Trimming the Tree By Marcie Culpepper Now This is Living With Marcie Culpepper: Trimming the Tree Contributed by Marcie Culpepper However one chooses to celebrate the season, the Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition. But it doesn’t need to be decorated with basic balls and colored lights every year. A change is as refreshing as the new year approaching. This does not mean you should throw out those old special ornaments that have sentimental meaning. Instead,  read more

Marcie's Poem

Dec   08

Marcie's Poem By Marcie Culpepper The Birds are chirping, The squirrels are chatting. Church Bells are ringing, Town square is chiming, Choirs are singing as Joy and Praise fill the air. To many it’s secular— To most it’s spiritual— To all it is the comfort of family and friends It’s Christmas; it’s Hanukkah. A celebration with family and with nature An admiration of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains A seasonal finale; An ushering in of a New Year  read more

The Elk of Appalachia - Saving the Rut

Dec   08

The Elk of Appalachia: Saving the Rut By Samantha Sopher The Elk of Appalachia: Saving the Rut By Samantha Sopher Every autumn, when the air is crisp and the trees are covered in frost and crackling leaves, a piercing, high-pitched trumpet, followed by a belly-deep ouh, ouh, ouh, can be heard by the many people who travel the southern Appalachian’s Rocky Mountains and national parks. While many outdoor adventurers seek recreation, there are those who come specifical read more

The Crossroad of Past & Present: Part IV

Dec   08

The Crossroad of Past & Present: Part IV by Melissa Detto The Crossroad of Past & Present: Part IV By Melissa Detto Jenna felt as if her world had taken a sharp turn when she’d entered this town. She stared at the thick green rug beneath her feet. In a shaky voice, she asked, “So the man my aunt and I spoke to earlier, the man who called me Lo, is my uncle?” “Yes. He and your father were very close. I suspect he knew more about Lo than he ever let on,” Betty read more

Crossroad of Past & Present Part III

Sep   29

Melissa Detto “From the moment we came to this town,” Jenna said, staring at the locket around the neck of the old woman behind the counter, “I’ve felt as if I’ve stepped into another reality.” Margaret, noticing how pale her niece’s face was, grabbed her hand. “We can come back another time.” “I have to find out what’s going on.” Jenna pulled away from her aunt. At that moment, the couple at the counter grabbed a set of keys and thanked the woman who had checked read more

Navigating Southern Appalachia’s FBOs and Nearby Adventures

Sep   27

Navigating Southern Appalachia’s FBOs and Nearby Adventures Kelley Ross While your plane is grounded and undergoing any inspection, refueling, or maintenance it might need, why not take advantage of the day and explore the local area? As you prepare for your next trip flying through the Southern Appalachian Mountains, keep in mind that amazing adventures are waiting just outside the gates of your FBO airport. Here are four highly sought-after ways to make the most of yo read more

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