Kim Dinan

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Daily Dirt: North Carolina Man punches bear

North Carolina man punches bear, Smokies trail reopens, and how forests fight climate change

Drink Up: The Best New Beverages Of The Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge is already known for its moonshine and microbreweries, but a new crop of flavorful and innovative beverages have been brewing (or...

Quick Hits: The Freedom to Roam

Is Free-Range Parenting Risky or Necessary? About a month ago my toddler was digging for worms in our fenced-in backyard while I pulled weeds behind...

Appalachian Legends

Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster. Bigfoot, Brown Mountain Lights, and the Bell Witch. Are these mysteries folklore or fact? It’s not surprising that a 480-million-year-old...

The Hunt For Eric Rudolph

Twenty years ago, the biggest manhunt in history took place in Western North Carolina for the Olympic Park and abortion clinic bomber. On July 27,...

Best Trails For Toddlers: Favorite Kid-Friendly Destinations

Get your family outdoors! We asked our adventure families about their favorite spots to hit the rock, trail, and water. Pisgah National Forest, N.C. (featured) Pisgah...