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2021

Slopping the Hogs

Turning down the gravel lane that led past my cousins’ house on to my Grandma’s home always led to some sort of adventure. It was a small dirt farm in East Tennessee just outside of Blountville. Cousins Tim and Doug Cross were, in my eyes,
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The Journey

New beginnings and final goodbyes remind us to be present I had an experience this summer that forced me to look at the cycle of life fairly holistically. It was our annual Fox family vacation at the lake house with our six adult
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The Best of Bluegrass

The Po' Ramblin' Boys went from house band to Grammy-nominated celebrities The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ humble beginnings in Sevierville turned into a fast-track path to success. I took some time with CJ Lewandowski, the band’s founder, to
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The Perfect Storm

A look at the conditions that made the Knoxville housing market leap to new levels  Laura Slyman has been playing the real estate game for the last 22 years. A second-generation real estate agent who swore she’d never get into the
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Painting With Water

John Adams builds magic into outdoor aquascapes His palette consists of browns and golds, aquas and blues, grays from charcoal to ash, and every shade of green. His medium is what the Earth provides: rocks, water, plants, trees, fish,
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Fix & Flip

Buying and Selling in a Changing Real Estate Market Suppose you are the handy sort and have done a little remodeling. You have a friend who flipped a house and made $50,000 in profit. Sounds like easy money. So you start searching for a
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Black Mountain

A mystical peak that offers hiking for all levels An hour west of Knoxville rises a place lost in the folds of geographic time. Lightly boot-kissed paths disappear maze-like, labyrinthine, into thinning air. Sandstone spires jut
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