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Every homemade quilt tells a story. The “words”—including the fabric, pattern, style, and stitching—reveal clues about where, when, how, and, in many cases, why the quilt was made. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

Cataloochee Valley

Cheryl Allagood

The petulant weather of late Winter brings with it the promise of gentler days ahead. Here, our readers share some of their fondest memories from warmer days. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Perspectives


Holly Kays photo

From hard hats to oversize coverall waders to—scariest of all—slacks and a blazer, I’ve worn some pretty interesting costumes in the line of duty as a journalist. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Outdoors

When I first moved to the Smokies, my wife and went hiking nearly every weekend. With only one infant child in tow, we would look forward to these all-day adventures, 8- or 9-hour treks to balds or waterfalls or secluded mountaintops. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Blog


Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

I haven’t received a decent love letter in years. Before readers assume I have just thrown my husband under the bus, let me clarify. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Perspectives

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