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Seven Trails to Damascus, VA

Seven Trails to Damascus, VA

From Damascus, Syria, to Damascus, VA For nearly ten thousand years, the ancient city of Damascus has flourished in southwestern Syria. Sitting at the crossroads of trade routes between Africa and Asia, the city has always been a hub for craftsmanship and culture. Like its namesake city, Damascus, Virginia, sits at the intersection of former trade routes and serves as […]

Whispers Along the New River Trail

Whispers Along the New River Trail

Stepping onto the New River Trail today, I can’t help but feel like I’m walking through layers of time, each step tracing the echoes of a bygone era transformed into the present’s treasure. My curiosity sparks as I pass by the N&W Railroad caboose at the southern (Galax) trailhead. On my right, Chestnut Creek is running high and fast on […]

Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Star: An Enduring Beacon

Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Star: An Enduring Beacon

The Roanoke Star, also known as the Mill Mountain Star, is an iconic symbol of Roanoke, VA. Its simple, star-shaped outline is formed by a steel framework and white neon tubing. It’s a striking figure against the backdrop of Mill Mountain. At 88.5 feet tall, it sits 846 feet above Roanoke, VA, dominating the mountaintop. It’s impossible to ignore. The […]

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