Deciphering the 'valley of dry bones'

...bones."A double dose of illnesses in my family meant we were unable to spend our usual two months in the cool North Carolina mountains this past summer. It was my time to walk in the valley of dry bones.Another unforgettable time of my walking...

Wine Time: Bolla Prosecco NV, Italy

...wines are distributed in the United States by Banfi.GOES WITH: I opened this bottle on my last trip to the North Carolina mountains, with a group of friends we call the Magnificent Eight. It started with a memorable trip to Napa a few years...

Three postcards shy of every state

...well for Bill and Trudy Wood, of Hephzibah. "We are spending the weekend in the north Georgia and western North Carolina mountains in celebration of Trudy's birthday and our 56th wedding anniversary ... Beautiful weather ... "But that...

Wine Time: Ferrari Brut NV, Italy

...awareness of its wine.GOES WITH: Teri and I brought this bottle with us on a relaxing long weekend in the North Carolina mountains with our friends Steve and Sandy. It rained the first couple of days but we had a great time reading, working...

Root rot threatens traditional Christmas fir trees

...that, once in the soil, makes it unfit for production.Pollard has been growing Fraser fir in these western North Carolina mountains for nearly 40 years. To him, it's "the ultimate tree."But this persistent problem has him looking to...

Sarah Williams

...bridge player and was always the perfect hostess. She found much happiness while visiting Hilton Head and the North Carolina mountains with family and friends. Sarah is survived by her husband, James McCord Williams, whom she was happily married...

Baseball is postcard pastime

...one of the tougher states to be represented, so ... here you go!!! By the way, NH is great!"From the North Carolina mountains, Eric, Leslie and Libby say "Hello, from 4,200 feet above sea level ? and 30 degrees cooler to boot...

It's better to be lucky when trying to avoiding oncoming traffic

...Bill Wood, of Hephzibah, "couldn't find a postcard but Trudy and I spent (two days) in the western North Carolina mountains celebrating her birthday and our 55th wedding anniversary. ... Weather and temperature, great ... Life...

Should Atlanta have been better prepared for snow?

...his Blackberry to show pictures of frigid snowscapes - and clear roads - from a trip he took Wednesday to the North Carolina mountains."It's funny how just a few days of snow can incapacitate this city," Kuku said. "It's totally absurd...

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Advocate fights to improve Harrisburg community

...President Reagan was never directly linked to the scheme. IN 1988, Mr. Crawford went rock climbing in the North Carolina mountains. He fell from 85 feet and found himself swinging from a rope. The rope snapped and he fell 35 feet, breaking...

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