Whether you are purchasing a painting for your home or for a gift, it means more when you’ve met the artist and understand the inspiration – and passion – for their art. These three local artists love the opportunity to discuss their work. Ashley Hackshaw...
Each year, thousands get away to Bryson City for a memorable Smoky mountains escape. But few getaways are as memorable as Richard Kimball’s 1993 escape from Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard. That’s when “The Fugitive” Kimball (Harrison Ford) leapt from the top of a tall...
On just about any drive through the North Carolina countryside, you may see a colorful painted quilt block pattern adorning a barn, public building, shop or private home. Such encounters are always a pleasant and unexpected surprise. They’re all part of...
46th Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade December 4, 2 pm This year, the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade departs from its tradition of honoring a single Swain County citizen as grand marshall. Instead, the parade will acknowledge and celebrate the actions of the...
By 2010, ten years after Elk had been reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, park officials were concerned that the herd population might never grow in size. Calves were being born but two out of three were not surviving the first year, mostly the...
Ever since the first furrow was plowed in 1980, Jeff Darnell’s 100-acre wholesale farm has supplied regional grocers with such in-season fruits and vegetables as strawberries, tomatoes, onions, sweet corn, beans, peppers and blackberries. Early on, the most visible...
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