As part of the Statewide Read program, the NC Humanities Council is giving away free e-book copies of our two Statewide Read novels: “The Wate…

Long ago, in the Dark Ages, the only olive oil found in upscale markets were ½ pint bottles, marked “virgin.” In the 1970s, this was daring st…

New gardeners inevitably ask us: Why does the horticultural world insist upon inflicting an ersatz Latin upon us? They point out that names su…

We are very lucky to have trout in many of our streams, rivers, ponds and lakes of western NC. Trout are sought out by many anglers and provid…

Throughout the pandemic, my wife, Pegeen, and I have taken drives on country roads here in the High Country for relaxation, as well as inspira…

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