Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NC Ski News: College Week at Beech Mountain Ski Resort

February 1-8   College Week at Beech Mountain Ski Resort   For two weekends, all college students will receive the group rate on tickets by showing a valid and current college ID in the Group Sales office. In order to redeem the college discount, you must have an additional form of identification. Group Sales will also offer discount rates for ice skating rentals during College Week.

College Week events include Live Music, Karaoke, Tours and Tastings at Beech Mountain Brewing Co, and much more along with fresh natural snow.

Get a link for College Week, Beech Mountain Resort and other winter sports on the NC Ski Resort Guide

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stories of Mountain Folk for 1-25-14

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

January 25, 2014:
Storytelling:  With her story about "Water buckets and Dippers" Amy gives an account of what she can recall about these utensils found in her childhood home.   Music: Appalachian Sunrise
Creative Corner:  Doreyl once again welcomes Jessie Swigger, president of the Appalachian Women's Museum, who talks about the goals of the museum that will be at the Monteith House in Dillsboro.   Music: “Grandma Did It All” by Ginny McAfee from Black Mountain
Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy welcomes 99-year-old Blanche Potts Wike from Cullowhee once more who continues her story of growing up in Jackson County, focusing on East LaPorte and Cullowhee.   Music: "Big Mon" by the Rye Holler Boys from Sylva and Bryson City
Black Roots of Appalachia:  Victoria's guest is Delmica Baerga, originally from Brooklyn, who compares growing up in the North as compared to the South, interweaving her own culture.   Music: “Old Dirt Road" by Andrew & Lawrence
Going Down Another Road: Judy talks with Charlie Brown of Arden, North Carolina, who is the 9th generation potter in his family from Western North Carolina. He is a master potter.  Music: "The Small Birds Rejoice" by James Malcolm

CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia Offer Scholarships

Again in 2014, the nonprofit organization Catch the Spirit of Appalachia is offering scholarship opportunities for Appalachian Studies. The scholarships are specifically for seniors in Western North Carolina including Jackson, Swain, Haywood, Graham and Macon counties. If you know a senior who is graduating this year, here is a great opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships. The application packet can be downloaded at the CSA website:  Please pass this information along and help a WNC student further their education.

Application deadline is March 10, 2014.

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the Western North Carolina mountain heritage.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Brushy Mountain Winery Holds First Annual Cellar Sale

January 30 - February 2   Brushy Mountain Winery, located at 125 West Main Street in Elkin NC, will hold its first annual Cellar Sale. Taste the entire Brushy Mountain Winery portfolio for $5. This is a great way to sample 10 North Carolina wines. 

With each purchase of three or more bottles, the tasting fee is waived. In addition, during the Cellar Sale, getgive 10% off 3 bottle purchases, 15% off 6 bottle purchases and 20% off cases purchases and you may mix and match. 

Come early and enjoy some North Carolina wines and historic downtown Elkin. Or, come later and hear some great live music both Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday night  the 'beyond their years' acoustic duo of Cam and Devin will perform. Local folk artist, Libby Haynes brings her beautiful voice and guitar on Saturday night. Live music starts at 6 PM and wraps up around 8 PM.

The Winery is also  introducing their partnership with local soap maker, Two Sheep Soap Company. They have made two soaps using Brushy Mountain wines, the Blackberry wine, and yes, Booger Swamp wine! The soaps  retail for $10.

Get local visitor information on the North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro NC Guide.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Maggie Valley Club and Resort Offers Special Events at the Pin High Bar and Grille

Trivia Night - Every Saturday night at 7:00 PM in the Pin High Bar & Grille you can enjoy Team Trivia.  Bring your knowledge of pop culture, sports, science, history and more. Cost is free to participate.

Sunday Brunch - The popular Sunday Brunch menu is BACK. The Pin High Bar & Grille will be serving brunch every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 3:00  PM. Enjoy popular taste treats like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Blueberry Pancakes, Apple wood smoked bacon and the MVC Breakfast Sandwich.

Valentine's Dinner - February 14th and 15 The Grille will be offering a special à la carte Valentine's menu.  Reservations are required for dining from 5:00-9:00 PM. Enjoy fine dining from Ahi Tuna appetizers to Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup to Beef Tournedos with lobster tail to Chocolate Mousse with fresh berries and many more selections.

Maggie Valley Club and Resort is located at 1819 Country Club Drive in Maggie Valley NC.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNC Nonprofit Pathways Offers February Workshops

Avid gardeners spend the chilly days of winter perusing seed catalogs and choosing what to plant for spring and summer bounty. Smart nonprofit leaders will review our workshop offerings and select the topics that will most help them get the skills and tools for 2014 success.

Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways is pleased to provide nine workshops PLUS two signature not-to-miss trainings this winter and spring. Please read below and mark your calendar; choose the seeds that you will sow.


These workshops in February can help you attract business sponsorships, craft targeted communications, and begin mapping a strategic plan for your nonprofit.

February 7 - Fresh Approaches for Securing Business Support (COLUMBUS)
Melissa LeRoy teaches how to market your cause to the private sector through tailored outreach and events that appeal to businesses. Info and registration here

February 20 - Nonprofit Fundamentals: Communication (ASHEVILLE)
Rachel Perry helps you identify your organization's unique attributes and how to best tell your story to target audiences. Leave with the outline for a Communications Plan tailored to your organization's needs. Info and registration here

February 26 - Sustainable Strategic Planning for Nonprofits (FLAT ROCK)
Steve Kallan provides the training and tools to help you create a framework for your organization's strategic plan. Info and registration here

50% SCHOLARSHIPS are available for nonprofit staff and volunteers working in western North Carolina. See info and request form here

These sessions are sponsored jointly by WNC Nonprofit Pathways and Duke University Nonprofit Management Program, which offers a certificate for 72 hours of coursework. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stories of Mountain Folk for the Week of 1/18/14

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

January 18, 2014:
Storytelling: With her story of "Rich Earth, Wood Smoke & Raindrops" Amy reminisces about how certain smells trigger sweet memories of her childhood.  Music: “Almost Home”and "The Old Wood Burning Stove" by Home Delivery

Creative Corner: Doreyl welcomes Jessie Swigger, a young history professor at Western Carolina University, who talks about her life growing up, and why she loves oral history.  Music: “Things to Come” a Traditional Folk Guitar original

Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy’s guest is 99-year-old Blanche Potts Wike from Cullowhee. Blanche talks about growing up in Caney Fork and Sylva and other interesting stories of her youth.  Music: "On the Sea of Life" by the Smoky Mountain Boys from Stecoah

Stories of the Cherokee: Robert's guest is Cameron Cooper, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who is the energy program coordinator for the tribe. They talk about being stewards of the land by conserving energy through new technologies and savers.  Music: “Quail Dance" by Bo Taylor from Cherokee

Closing Song:  "A Music Man" by the Queen Family from John's Creek in Cullowhee

CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk 

Military Appreciation Days at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley

January 23-24   Military Appreciation Days at Cataloochee Ski Area    Cataloochee supports the armed forces by offering a special reduced rate for military personnel and their families . Valid i.d. is required. This special package is only $27 per person and includes a 1 1/2 hour lesson, lift ticket for either day, twilight or night skiing and rental equipment. The combined savings is $56 per person over Cataloochee's regular rates.

Get links for complete visitor information and ski lodging on the Maggie Valley NC Guide.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Annual Blowing Rock WinterFest this Weekend

January 23 - 26   15th Annual Winterfest   Join the Village of Blowing Rock to celebrate the fun side of winter at this annual family event. From the Wine Auction, ice carving and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili Cook-Off, Winter Paws Show, Fashion Show, Kids' Activities and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, there's something for everyone. 

New this year, Chillin' with the King Bees Blues Concert and Cocoa and Canvas.  Get additional information at  the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce,  132 Park Ave. Blowing Rock, NC

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Perfect Ski Conditions for the MLK Holiday Weekend

With the arrival of a new cold front and more snowmaking the NC slopes and ski resorts are offering great conditions of a holiday weekend of winter fun.  NC skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating will be open at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain Resort on Beech Mountain, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, Sapphire Valley Ski Area and Frozen Tube Park (open Firday at noon) in Sapphire Valley, Sugar Mountain Resort on Sugar Mountain and Wolf Ridge in Mars Hill.

Additional tubing parks are Hawksnest between Banner Elk and Boone on Seven Devils, Tube World in Maggie Valley, Jonas Ridge Tubing Park between Blowing Rock and Linville, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center (tubing and ice skating) south of Highlands and Moonshine Mountain in Hendersonville.

Temperatures will be in the 20s with natural snowfall in most areas so bundle up and drive with care. Check online or by phone for last minute conditions.

Slope conditions and updates as of January 19:

Appalachian Ski Mountain is OPEN  - 12 slopes with 6 lifts on a base of 42 - 84 inches. 
Beech Mountain Ski Resort is OPEN
 for skiing and boarding on 15 slopes with 7 lifts on a base of 38 - 64 inches. 

Cataloochee Ski Area is OPEN  -
17 slopes with 5 lifts on a base of 53 - 72 inches for day and night skiing.

Sapphire Valley Ski Area -
is open on both slopes with 3 lifts and a base of 18 - 50 inches.  Frozen Falls Tubing is open for sessions from 10 AM through 6 PM. 

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort  is OPEN  -
20 slopes with 7 lifts on a base of 47 - 100 inches for day and night skiing and boarding. Ice Skating is open. Tubing is open on 6 lanes. 

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is OPEN
11 slopes with 4 lifts on a base of 45 - 60 inches for day and night skiing and boarding. Tubing is open. 

Get links for details about all NC Ski Resorts and Areas on the NC Ski Resort Guide. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Offers FREE Visitors Brochure

Download Your Free Visitor Brochure Today

Planning a visit to the North Carolina mountains and foothills?  Have guests coming to visit you here?  The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area invites you to download their FREE BROCHURE with information and a map showing you many of the incredible natural and cultural sites that will enrich any visit to the North Carolina mountains and foothills!

Visit the website for detailed information about the many attractions, outdoor activities, festivals and events, and history and heritage sites that abound in the Blue Ridge mountains and foothills of North Carolina.  It's a terrific resource for planning your trip!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sotries of Mountain Folk for 1/11/14

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

January 11, 2014:
Storytelling: Amy shares the problem of having frizzy hair as a child--and its solution--with her story of "Mountain Mist and Frizzy Hair."   Music: “Let it Be,” Acoustic Guitar solo
Creative Corner:  Doreyl welcomes David Quanstrom, personal trainer from the Cullasaja Country Club in Highlands. David gives some suggestions for taking care of your health and body for the new year.  Music: “Moose” by Banjo Mania
Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy’s guest is once again 91-year-old Ruth Ensley Bryson from Cullowhee.  Ruth tells stories about square dancing as a young woman, and other interesting stories of her youth and the work she does today.   Music: "I've Been Everywhere" by the Butterpats
Coming Around the Mountain:  Sean once more talks with 70-year-old Victoria A. Casey McDonald from Sylva, who discusses the changes she's seen over the years in in the Black community.   Music: “Each Season Changes You" by Mountain Faith
Down Another Road:  Judy spends more time with 81-year old Peggy Swicegood from Skyland in Asheville. Peggy shares additional stories about her school and family life in the Asheville area.   Music: “There is a Highway” by the Cockman Family
Closing Song:  "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms" by the Rye Holler Boys

CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Purple Onion Live Music for January

The Purple Onion has reopened after a short winter break with a spectacular line up of live music, along with new menu items including plenty of hearty comfort food to ward off the winter chill. In addition to the regular Thursday through Saturday music schedule, the Sunday night concert series will resume on January 19 with Beaucoup Blue, a father-son duo from Philadelphia.  
Fred Whiskin will be tickling the ivories every Friday night beginning at 7 PM.
 Live Music Calendar
To get the 2014 music off to a great start, January's line-up features mostly performers who have appeared here in the past. 

January 16 - Swayback Sisters  Fabulous harmonies and tunes from these three women.

January 18 - Letters to Abigail Appalachian Americana southern style.
January 19 - Beaucoup Blue (Sunday Concert) - From blues to bluegrass

January 23 - Michael Reno Harrell  One of our oldest musical friends returns.

January 25 - Lonesome Road Band  Bluegrass at its finest.

January 30 - Sweet Claudette  New group featuring Amanda Platt of the Honeycutters 

The Purple Onion is located is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Knife and Fork NC Award-Winning Restaurant Offers Cooking Classes

This January and February, in conjunction with the Knife and Fork's Winter Series of Culinary Adventures, Chef Nate Allen will be hosting cooking classes in the Knife and Fork kitchen.  Nate is a tremendous resource for anyone looking to improve their diversity of skill and recipes in their own kitchen. His experience, skill, travel and insatiable curiosity for the world of tastes, smells, food and eating (as well as a lifelong rebellion against uniformity) give him a deep, deep pocket of culinary knowledge to share with cooks of any experience level.
The classes will cover a range of cooking basics including knife skills, seasoning and sauces, time management and organization in the kitchen. In the spirit of ingenuity and creativity the emphasis will be how to think outside of the small box that is a recipe to tell your own culinary story. Throughout the class participants will prepare a series of savory and sweet dishes from start to finish, culminating in a complete three-course meal. Following the class all will come together to enjoy the meal that has been prepared. A wine pairing will be selected each week along with a discussion of the successful marriage of wine and food.
Class Schedule
By attending the cooking classes, you receive a VIP pass to the Knife and Fork culinary world tour this winter and making stops that others will not.
January 21 – Morocco 
January 28 – Thailand 
February 4 – Russia 
February 11 – Caribbean Islands
February 18 Japan
Cost (per person) 50$ per/class or $225 for all 5 classes (paid and reserved in advance) *The price includes the lesson, materials, meal and wine pairing.
Due to the very small size of the kitchen, each class will be limited to 12 people. Reserve your spot via email ( or by calling 828-765-1511.

Knife and Fork is located at  61 Locust Street, (lower street) Spruce Pine NC

Monday, January 13, 2014

Best Western Hotels Team with Google for Virtual Tours

According to the North Carolina Department of tourism, hotels are partnering with Google to change the way travelers can view hotels even before they walk through the front entrance. Best Western International has announced the launch of Google Business Photos for all 2,200 of its North American hotels. All hotels will have the virtual tours online by the end of 2014.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, parent company of Radisson, Radisson Blu and Country Inns & Suites, has started a pilot program of the service with an initial rollout at its hotels in Chicago, Miami and metro Washington, D.C. Google Business Photos are 360-degree tours powered by Google Street technology. Many businesses have used the technology since Google introduced it in 2010, but a growing number of hotel companies are now adopting it.



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Two NC Mountain Inns make the Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler has released its 2014 Gold List of the World's Best Places to Stay -- and five North Carolina hotels are among the annual list of reader favorites, tow of which are mountain inns. Fearrington House Country Inn in Pittsboro, the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, The Swag Country Inn in Waynesville, and The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary were voted by the magazine's readers as best hotels in the U.S. In addition, Fearrington House and the Inn on Biltmore Estate were recognized with Platinum Circle status, hotels that have made the Gold List for five years in a row.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers mountain views and superior service The Inn on Biltmore Estate - 201 guest rooms and 9 suite emphasizing the Vanderbilt hospitality of old. 24-hour concierge service, outdoor pool and hot tub, library with view, fitness center, onsite dining, WIFI. Estate shuttle service. Rate NOT include Biltmore admission. Off season rates from $159.       Get details and BEST current rates

Incredible views of the Smoky Mountains The Swag - 14 guest rooms, suites, cabins on the top of a mountain with incredible views of the Smokies. Slow down, rest and relax with on site trails, hot tub, sauna, library, croquet, horseshoes, badminton, racquetball and wallyball. WIFI. Special event classes and workshops.  Rates include ALL meals. Get current rates

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Asheville Travel Blog Annouces 2014 Travel Guide

The brand new Official Asheville Travel Guide for 2014 is now available, and it has everything you need to start planning that Asheville getaway you've been dreaming about.

From brilliant photos and fascinating tidbits - do you know about Asheville's literary legacy?  Find detailed listings and maps and pretty much everything you'll ever need to know for your Asheville visit.  This handy-sized guide is packed with travel inspiration and information and, as always, it's yours for FREE, in print or online.

New this year, the Asheville Travel Guide is available in a tablet edition for both iPads and Android devices, making it even easier to plan on the go. The digital and tablet editions also include interactive features, videos and links to more information on

Need a Tablet?
Because they are so excited about the new tablet edition, Asheville Travel Blog is giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky winner. All you have to do is order your complimentary print copy of the 2014 Travel Guide during the month of January, and you will be automatically entered into our drawing. Enter the drawing for an iPad here.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tree of Life Donated to Dillsboro's Historic Mural

January 14 at 12:00 noon in Dillsboro - a special event: the stunning three dimensional "Tree of Life" bronze plaque which was cast and finished by the Jackson County Green Energy Park and Western Carolina University art students will be attached to the Dillsboro historical mural, "On Hallowed Ground." Hanging from the bronze casting will be the permanent metal engraved donor's plaque honoring those who donated to the mural. 

Members of the bronze pour team were:
Timm Muth (GEP Director)
Chelsea Miller (WCU Art Education
Colton Williford (WCU Construction Management)
Kevin McNiff (WCU Ceramics Graduate Program)

Bronze for the tree of life was recovered from melted valve bodies, old bronze artwork, and scraps from previous pours.

The Jackson County Green Energy Park (GEP) is an award-winning project that uses landfill gas (bio-methane), waste wood, and waste vegetable oil as fuel for a series of art studios. GEP facilities currently include the only set of blacksmith forges and metal foundry in the world fueled with landfill gas, an innovative public-access ceramics kiln fired with wood & waste vegetable oil, and one of only three glass shops fired with landfill gas. The GEP hosts public tours and demonstrations, hands-on classes and the renown Youth Arts Festival each September. The GEP seeks to create art and community using renewable energy resources.

The downtown Dillsboro historical mural, painted by Doreyl Ammons Cain, was unveiled on October 6, 2013 during ColorFest. The GEP created the "Tree of Life" plaque as a donation to the mural project.

Learn more on the Dillsboro NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WinterFest on Beech Mountain this Weekend

January 11-12   Winterfest returns to Beech Mountain Resort. Activities include the annual card board box derby, rail jam, ice skating demonstrations, ice carving, kids snow day camp, live music, and karaoke. Huge sales on equipment and apparel will be held throughout the weekend. The latest ski and snowboard equipment demos will also be featured.

January 11  The Rail Jam begins at 12 PM.
This contest includes Pro/Am/Womens and Open divisions. For a $15 registration fee, you get a $30 discounted lift ticket. Registration in Roots from 9:30 AM - 11:30. First, Second, and Third in each category to receive prizes

This event is Sponsored by: Beech Mountain Resort, BMFT, Smith, DaKine, Armada, Skull Candy, Space Craft

January 11  The grand opening of the Beech Mountain Brewing Company will take place. The grand opening will run from 1 PM to 5 PM in conjunction with the resort's annual Winterfest Weekend. The celebration will highlight tastings and brewery tours, complimented by live music from Dr. Bacon.

Following the grand opening, If Birds Could Fly will play at 5 PM in the Beech Tree Bar and Grille.  Beech Mountain Brewing Co. is open Thursday through Sunday. Call ahead for hours of operation.

Get a link to learn more about Winterfest on the Beech Mountain NC Visitor Guide

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Stories of Mountain Folk for 1/4/14

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

January 4, 2014:
Storytelling: Amy talks about how her mother was "Struck by Lightening," and how she found her diary later on after she passed away.   Music: “Misty Mountain” by Randy Petersen 

Creative Corner:  Doreyl welcomes Chelsea Miller who works at the Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, who describes her job and a project she's working on currently.  Music: “He's Still in the Fire” by the Children of Zion from Tuckasegee and Cullowhee 

Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy’s guest is 91-year-old Ruth Bryson from Cullowhee.  Ruth shares a little information about an older Cullowhee Baptist Church, and some stories about her youth.   Music: "Free Little Bird by Valley River Boys from Stecoah Valley 

Coming Around the Mountain:  Sean once more talks with 70-year-old Victoria A. Casey McDonald from Sylva, who talks about growing up in Jackson County.   Music: “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" by the Golden Gate Quartet 

Down Another Road:  Judy spends time with Peggy Swicegood from Skyland in Asheville. Peggy shares stories about her life as a child and then as an adult around the Biltmore area.   Music:“Cherokee Trail” by Dirk Powell & Tim O'Brien
Closing Song:  "I Am Blessed" by a very young Mountain Faith from Sylva. 
CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Series of Culinary Adventures at Knife and Fork

January 9 - 11, 5 PM to 9 PM at Knife and Fork 61 Locust Street, (lower street) in Spruce Pine NC - The Winter Series of Culinary Adventures kicks off with Mexico: Tortillas Fresh, a presentation by Maria Natividad Nolasco.

The evening includes Maria's favorite Michoacán dishes and a selection of Oaxacan classics. Expect a menu with no shortage of tacos, moles, salsas, and ceviches in a restaurant named in honor of Maria’s strongly held opinion that all things are better with tortillas fresh and salsa hot.

If you ask Maria where she learned to cook she will first tell you with a smile that she taught herself all she knows and owes her skill to no one. Upon a moments reflection she concedes that as a girl her mother and all the women around were cooking… constantly. Maria’s culinary training was a childhood spent among the smells, tastes, techniques and camaraderie of family kitchens in Michoacán. This is what it means to cook in Mexico. Food prepared slow and low with hand based methods, completed by a family of women cooking together, sharing ideas and stories.

Call Knife and Fork at (828) 765-1511 for reservations. 

Learn more about local lodging and attraction on the Spruce Pine NC Visitors Guide.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Listen to the Last Stories of Mountain Folk for 2013

Stories of Mountain Folk is a weekly podcast produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and archived at Western Carolina University.

December 28, 2013:

Storytelling: Amy gives the words to the Scot's song "Auld Lang Syne." and then slips into "sweet memories."   Background music: “Auld Lang Syne." Music: “Sweet Memories” an original composition by Joe Deitz.
Creative Corner:  Doreyl welcomes Ehukai Teves & Lois Hornbostel once more from Bryson City, dulcimer musicians who talk about the history of the dulcimer.  They play "Bosco Stomp" on the dulcimer.  Music: “Deep Creek” an original composition by Ehukai Teves.
Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy’s guest is Boyd Lee (84) once more, who shares more about his life and how he met his wife.  Music: "Down in Caroline"by Balsam Range.
Stories of the Cherokee:  Robert's guest is Scott McKie Brings-A-Plenty, reporter for the Cherokee One Feather, who shares about his thoughts on significant milestones in 2013 and what he sees as important to watch in 2014.  Music: “Peace Pipe Dance" by Walker Calhoun, courtesy of the Mountain Heritage Center.
Down Another Road:  Judy and her mother, Arbie Rhodes, talk about past Christmases at the Biltmore House, as told to them by Judy's late father Woody Rhodes, and his sister.    Music: “Dona Nobis Pacem” (Grant Us Peace) by Jo Northup & Richard Birt.
Closing Song: "Auld Lang Syne"
CLICK HERE to listen to Stories of Mountain Folk