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Play me that mountain music: Carroll Best and The White Oak String Band

Play me that mountain music: Carroll Best and The White Oak String Band

French Kirkpatrick can sum up Carroll Best.

“What he did with the banjo was above and beyond,” Kirkpatrick said. “He was the most, probably without a doubt, the most creativ...

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Opinion Latest

When should government help private industry?

When should government help private industry?

“Government’s job is NOT to fund private industry!”

“Shouldn’t the mill pay to keep themselves up to par as far as emissions? Why do our tax dollars have to help them? My small b...

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Book Review

Book challenges me to critique the critic

Book challenges me to critique the critic

In Why Read?, University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson discusses the practice of student reviews of a teacher, then writes: “As I read the reviews, I thought of a story I’d...

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Outdoor Latest

Sunshine on Sam Knob: Ranger-led hikes help locals explore trails along Parkway

Sunshine on Sam Knob: Ranger-led hikes help locals explore trails along Parkway

Despite warnings of thunderstorms earlier in the week, Aug. 22 came with a blue sky and a light breeze, temperatures hovering around a sunny 70 degrees at the Black Balsam Trailhe...

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